The Delta Covid outbreak in Xiamen has resulted in a lockdown order specifically implemented on the Tong An District. Suppliers located in this area along with transport required to enter and leave the district will be directly impacted which could have a flow on effect if the situation were to escalate.
Information coming from Xiamen authorities and the likely impacts:
The Xiamen lockdown has not directly impacted terminal operations outside of the delays currently being experienced from other factors such as Typhoon ‘Chanthu’. Terminal staff have currently been split to work shift work both from the office and home. Terminal operations could change dependant on how the lockdown were to escalate in the coming days and weeks.
The Xiamen lockdown has not directly impacted terminal operations outside of the delays currently being experienced from other factors such as Typhoon ‘Chanthu’. If the situation were to escalate in the coming days or weeks, we will be likely to see the port being omitted.
The Xiamen lockdown has not directly impacted the terminal/depot for empty container pick up. This could change if the lockdown were to be extended to further districts.
The Xiamen lockdown has been enforced on the Tong An District. The production schedule of suppliers located within this district will be impacted. This in turn will impact local transport services as all drivers will be required to complete a COVID test and obtain a positive result in order to be able to enter and leave the area.
The Xiamen lockdown coupled with already impacted schedule reliability, equipment and space availability and the upward trend and frequency of carrier GRI's has further added to the impact Australian importers are witnessing.
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