After the strict implementation of the epidemic prevention and control policy, on 18th August Ningbo port area will continue to operate the import of ships already and the waiting vessel entry. After the release of the seal on 25th August, the container pick-up service resumed in an orderly manner. Ningbo Meishan port recovered overall on September 1.
Due to the impact of the epidemic, Ningbo Zhoushan Port Meishan International Container Terminal suspended all inbound and outbound services at 3:30 on the 11th August. Many goods have been affected. People in the industry expressed panic whether the same crisis of port congestion and cargo accumulation will occur again in the same places as before.
The suspension of service at Meishan Port this time has had a considerable impact on ships and other ports that originally planned to arrive at the port. The average weekly number of arrivals to Ningbo Port has dropped by 70%. The number of containers in one week has dropped from 200 to less than 60.
In general, queues in front of China's ports are getting longer. There is also a threat of overloading sea freight handling elsewhere. Global supply chains could remain disrupted until 2022