While China’s “zero-COVID” policy has caused lockdowns in many of the country’s major shipping ports, the Ningbo-Zhoushan port has managed to continue its operations, and even break records.
During the month of April, the port’s single month container volume was over 3 million teu. The container throughput marked new record high for a single month.
At the end of last month, the Ningbo-Zhoushan port handled a historic high number of 297 container shipping services.
While the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in China have caused shipping delays and congestion at ports, Ningbo-Zhoushan has been able to maintain its operations.
The port smoothly operated container trucks transportation and it provided more solutions including opening up new services, adding freight places and adjusting empty containers to effectively relieve the logistics pressure in the Yangtze river delta region.
Meanwhile in Shanghai, the lockdown prevented the port from doing as well. While it was still operating, the Shanghai port experienced a 25% drop in volumes in April.
Some of the cargo that typically trucked through Shanghai to the port was instead transported on vessels from nearby ports including Ningbo-Zhoushan.
While many Chinese port cities were under lockdown during the first quarter of 2022, the Ningbo-Zhoushan port saw an increase of 3.2% in container volume during that time.