NEOLINK Announcement – Shenzhen sent into weeklong lockdown due to rising COVID cases – 14.3.22
Monday 14th of March 2022
Dear Valued Clients,
As some of you may be aware China has placed close to 20 million residents in Shenzhen into lockdown for at least a week due to rising COVID cases.
All bus and subway systems have been shut down except for those that are providing “essential services” – employees have been told to work from home if they can.
Residents in the area have been barred from leaving Shenzhen, which will have nock on implications for inter provincial transport providers and will have a broader impact across the supply chain.
At this stage it is very early, but we do not have a clear picture of what will transpire at the Ports in Shenzhen (Yantian & Shekou), but inevitably we are anticipating further delays to not just cargo in these ports but for any vessels heading southbound from Northern/Central China.
The Local Government website in Shanghai is also announcing that cases are spreading across the province as well and may prompt a further lockdown in that region also.
Please see below articles of reference to share with your customers:
We strongly advise that all importers that have trade with China from the region communicate with their suppliers to understand the impact on their current operations, as well as the impact on any order dates.
NEOLINK will be communicating on a shipment-by-shipment basis to our customers as well and our team both in China, as well as here locally will be proactively engaging with your suppliers as well.
We will continue to keep you updated.
NEOLINK Marketing Team