The Meidong terminal is expected to steadily ramp-up with more cranes operating from August 25 with full, normal operations starting September 1—following widespread testing of about 50,000 people in and around the terminal, where no new COVID-19 cases were found.
According to the JOC, “the Meidong terminal is mainly used by Ocean Alliance members Cosco/OOCL, CMA CGM, and Evergreen Line. Most other major carriers, including Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co., HMM, and Ocean Network Express call at Ningbo’s other terminals, which have remained fully operational, although yard access has been reduced to two days prior to a vessel’s estimated time of arrival to reduce congestion.”
The disruption has been less severe than the bottlenecks caused by the month-long closure of the Port of Shenzhen’s Yantian terminal earlier this summer.
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