Maersk said the Shanghai lockdown will severely hurt trucking services and increase transport costs, as China’s intensifying efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 further rattle global supply chains.
While it has kept its airports and deepwater port open, the city has imposed stringent movement curbs, barring unapproved vehicles from streets and telling millions of people not to leave their homes.
“Trucking service in and out (of) Shanghai will be severely impacted by 30% due to a full lockdown on Shanghai’s Pudong and Puxi areas in turn until 5th April,” Maersk said in an advisory on Monday.
“Consequently, there will be longer delivery time and a possible rise in transport costs such as detour fee and highway fee.”
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