China COVID-19 Updates: June 27, 2022
China reported the lowest number of new COVID cases since early February. According to the National Health Commission (NHC), China reported 39 new confirmed cases on Sunday (June 26th, 2022), including 5 which were locally transmitted.
The latest outbreak in Beijing has been bought under control due to the strict COVID restrictions ordered by the local government. Currently, Beijing has reopened its primary and secondary schools for in-person classes for their students.
Century is monitoring the situation closely and strives to provide our customers with the latest information. We have summarized the latest supply chain impacts as of Jun 20th, 2022, in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Qingdao, Ningbo, and Hong Kong, with details as follows:
Shenzhen has tightened COVID-related restrictions for some residential communities due to local cases. In Jilin city, the authorities have halted public transport and are asking residents to avoid the non-essential activities as well as to undergo a city-wide mass testing. The local government has also imposed home isolation orders on several residential buildings in Shenzhen. Many factories are managing to operate at full capacity while adhering to the “dynamic zero” Covid-19 policy. Local tourist attractions, parks, and indoor venues have reopened at 75% capacity. Residents continue to be required to provide a negative nucleic acid test taken within the last 72 hours for taking public transportation systems or enter some official buildings and residential compounds.
Due to COVID 19 cases found in the vicinity, our office is open at 50% capacity and operating as usual, but some non-operational staff are working from home as part of our Business Continuity Plan. Staff working remotely will remain reachable via VMS®, e-mail, and phone.
All terminals in Shenzhen and Nansha are operating as normal.
Warehouse services are operating as normal following the local requirements. A negative nucleic acid test result issued within the last 48 hours is required to enter and exit all warehouses in Shenzhen.
Trucking services have been fully restored in Shenzhen. Trucks from other cities excluding Zhanjiang are allowed to enter the Yantian Bonded Logistics Park (BLP) as long as drivers can provide the negative nucleic acid test results which are taken within 48 hours.
Businesses and the subway system in Shanghai are returning to normal. From June 29th, restaurant dine-in service will resume for residents from low-risk areas and residents of other areas with no community spread during the last few weeks.
Our Shanghai office has re-opened at 20% capacity from today (June 6th) and gradually increasing the capacity for on-site operations. Staff working remotely will remain reachable via VMS®, e-mail, and phone.
Terminals in Yanshan and Waigaoqiao remain operational. Truckers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before entry to the terminals.
Our warehouses in Shanghai have resumed operations since Jun 1st. All personnel is required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before entry to the CFS.
To leave and enter Shanghai, drivers are required to provide a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours and a negative antigen test result within 24 hours. Our trucking capacity has largely returned to a normal level. Currently, trucking services are not available in epidemic controlled areas. Feasibility of loading orders in other cities will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Qingdao city is following the overall health guidelines announced by the local government.
Our local office maintains business as usual with staff going to the office on a rotation basis.
The terminals are operating as normal.
Our warehouses are receiving and dispatching cargo as usual. Health guidelines are in place to minimize physical contact and disinfect incoming cargo.
Trucking services have gradually resumed to normal in Qingdao. However, traffic control has been implemented in Shandong due to the latest COVID outbreak, trucks may be required to make detours to enter the final factory destination.
The authorities are trying to reduce the quarantine measures for residents, COVID-19 testing facilities were set up at the Ningbo terminals for all employees and truck drivers to conduct daily testing.
Our local office is open and is operating as usual.
The terminals are operating as usual. However, the port is experiencing delays due to the increased demand. Local authorities are requiring all drivers entering the Ningbo Meishan Terminal to undergo COVID testing due to increased COVID positive cases among drivers over the weekend.
Truckers are required to provide their antigen test certificates and nucleic acid test reports issued within the last 24 hours.
To enter Ningbo area, truckers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result that is issued within the last 24 hours, as well as their green health codes and travel codes.
As the COVID-19 infections rebound in Hong Kong, the number of COVID cases remains in the four-digit range. As per the health officials, patients are suffering from mild symptoms and there is no increase in critical cases. Residents may be subject to compulsory testing based on prior visits to venues where positive COVID cases have been identified. The 7-day hotel quarantine remains in effect for inbound travellers.
Our local office has fully re-opened and is operating as normal.
The terminals are operating as normal.
To enter the warehouse area, drivers are required to provide a 48-hour negative nucleic acid test report and a vaccination card which shows at least one dose of vaccine before gaining access. If the above certifications are not available, drivers are able to purchase self-examination kits from the warehouse and complete the rapid test on arrival, and negative test results must be registered before access is granted.
The cross-border (HK – CN) trucking services have partially resumed. Feasibility of cross-border delivery requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
In China, additional potential charges for trucking services may be incurred because of events such as detours and overtime costs if laden trucks cannot unload in the event the warehouse or destination is closed or working at reduced capacity. To ensure smooth trucking service, checking with all related parties regarding the COVID prevention requirements is necessary before arranging any pick-up and delivery.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and employ the most proactive approach to ensure operations and service excellence. Changes (if any) to your shipments will be communicated via VMS®. Should you require additional information or support, please don’t hesitate to contact your Century Account Manager.
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