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Ningbo Port Operations and Schedule Impacts Update

Following the report of the detection of a COVID-19 case at Ningbo Meishan Terminal, we can now provide the below update on current operations and impacts:

The most immediately affected trade lanes are: to / from India, Pakistan, Korea, Australia, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Canada, US East Coast, LATAM, etc.

Schedule Impacts

The Ningbo Port Group has decided on the following operational arrangement, until further notice:

  • MSICT: All operations suspended from 3am on 11th August
  • All other Ningbo terminals: Gate-in of export containers limited to 2 days of vessel ETA

Consequently, please be advised that cargo operations of the following vessels currently alongside are temporarily on hold until MSICT reopens:

To ensure schedule integrity recovery, please be informed of the following arrangements to upcoming vessel voyages that may be affected by MSICT’s suspension:

We are expecting the closure of CFS in Meishan to cause congestion of the other CFS in Ningbo. It is expected that there will be a delay with LCL service from / to Ningbo.

Our NGB CFS has not been impacted, however, as per the above, it is likely that congestion will arise due to the Meishan CFS closure. It is expected that there will be a slowdown in unloading efficiency and potentially a temporary suspension of pre-appointment.

UK charters ex Ningbo will call at Daxie port. The first vessel, BBC Finland, will berth at Ningbo Daxie Port on 13th August at 2am as planned with an estimated ETD of 15th August. The ETB for charter vessel BBC Valparaiso is pending. We will provide updates as soon as they are available.

Some carriers have posted vessel omission plans, details of which are below:

Update as of 13th August 2021

Following on from the update above, we have today (13th August 2021) been notified by CMA CGM of the following schedule impacts:

Our Customer teams continue to work closely with carriers to identify the impact to individual shipments. We will contact customers directly with the most up-to-date information.

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