The 2016 G20 summit will be held in Hangzhou on the 4th and 5th of September, which is within 2 hours drive of Ningbo and Shanghai ports. Based on previous experiences such as the 2014 APEC, 2010 Asian Games and 2008 Olympics, we expect similar control measures to be introduced which will have a negative impact on the export and import cargo flows, causing fluctuations before and during the event.
The local government has already announced the following production and traffic control measures to meet air quality and security requirements:
Shanghai: 24th August – 6th September
> JinshanZone will shut down all chemical factories
> Chemical Zone and FengxianZone will list companies that need to be controlled
> To reduce 30% of all port operation power and 50% Jinshanport operation power
> Factories that fail to complete the pollution control task will be shut down
> High pollution vehicles in Shanghai are not allowed to enter Hangzhou during this period of time
> The production and traffic restriction will only be applied to the southern part of Shanghai, that will mitigate the volume impact on Shanghai exports
Ningbo Hangzhou Bay New Zone: 24th August – 6th September
> Factories in Ningbo Hangzhou Bay New Zone will shut down or reduce productivity by 50%
> All dyefactories are closing down for 2 weeks from the end of August
> Since March, Shaoxing Government has begun to regulate high pollution printing factories, 64 factories have already shut down until they have reached the environmental standards required
For further information on how the summit may impact your shipments please contact your designated Ligentia sales or account manager.