Operations at the Meidong Container Terminal in Ningbo have been suspended on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the port operators. The following are updates from major carriers calling on the port.
- CMA CGM said the 11,356 TEU CMA CGM Centaurus was due to call Ningbo on August 14, but will omit the port and sail directly to Shanghai from Xiamen.
- The 17,722 TEU CMA CGM Kerguelen, operating on the FAL3 string, and the 8,533 TEU CMA CGM Melisande, serving the PEX3 loop—will alter their port rotations to call at Shanghai first before heading to Ningbo.
- CGM Samson, operating on the PEX3 service, and CMA CGM Rivilo, operating on the FAL1 service—are currently docked at Meidong.
- Cosco Fortune and Cosco Africa, will call at Ningbo’s Daxie terminal instead of Meidong.
There is growing concern that if congestion builds at Ningbo, China’s second largest container port, for too long, it will spread to other ports. For now, we are monitoring the situation and will provide updates as they become available.
If you have question about how this may impact your shipments, please reach out to your Mohawk Global representative.