Another wave of Covid infections is the biggest fear for customers who are reliant on importing and exporting goods from China, but it is expected that the impact will be short-lived, and not be as extreme as the first wave in December. The first surge quickly peaked throughout China, and life has mostly returned to normal since that peak.
We noted a fairly significant decline in production for approximately 1-2 weeks as the Covid cases rose, but this recovered quickly. As China has relaxed restrictions in its “Zero Covid” policy and reopened its economy, some of the logistics partners and customers may have concerns that there might be some potential labor issues at airports and ports. But for now, there is limited impact on operations at Chinese ports, and all pickup and customs services are running as usual. At Ligentia, there has been no impact on our local operations.
A top Chinese government scientist recently said that with up to 80% of the population previously infected with Covid, the chances of a major outbreak over the next two to three months are remote. And, as the Chinese Government doesn’t believe there’s any major risk of significant supply chain disruption due to Covid in the coming months.
Our team will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you informed of ongoing developments.
For any queries regarding specific bookings, please reach out to your main point of contact at Ligentia.