The Ningbo Beilun area was locked down on January 1 2022 due to the detection of a new Covid-19 case. As of January 3 2022 at 20:00hrs, a total of 23 Covid-19 cases have now been detected.
The lockdown covers almost the whole of the downtown Beilun district area.
Ningbo Port Group have said that the port will not close and will do its utmost to maintain port operations. At present, operations remain normal, including vessel berthing and departure. However, it is likely there will be some slight changes to the estimated shipping schedule.
Currently, no blank sailing notices have been received from carriers.
Three of Ningbo’s five container terminals (listed below) are located near to the epidemic area of the Beilun district, although no positive cases have been reported within the terminals themselves:
- Ningbo Beilun Container Terminal (NBCT)
- Ningbo Beilun Second Container Terminal (NBSCT)
- Ningbo Beilun Third Container Terminal (NBTCT)
Disinfection and quarantine measures have been put in place by local authorities. Container load and discharge operations remain normal. Container gate-in and gate-out operations are permitted through five dedicated channels, including four highspeed intersections – Beilu, Chaiqiao, Gouju, Chuanshan – and one road between NBCT and NBSCT.
Container depots located within the lockdown area have terminated their services. This includes:
- Greating Fortune Yard 3
- Hongda Yard
- CIMC Yard 1
Carriers are continuing to reallocate empties to supply railway / feeder services within provinces, as well as neighbour provinces.
CFS and Meishan BLP warehouse remain operational.
Ningbo Bluedragon LongXing warehouse operations have been suspended until further notice. Ningbo Bluedragon LongFei warehouse operations of cargo inbound and outbound are operational, but only for vessel calls at NBTCT and Ningbo Meishan Island International Container Terminal (MSICT).
With a special permit (submitted with a nucleic acid test report), truckers are able to get in and out. Trucking service providers are in the process of applying for traffic permits, with approximately 20% of drivers so far having been permitted.
We continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you updated as it develops. Should you have any enquiries relating to specific bookings, please contact our Customer teams.