China’s zero-covid policy has “big” knock-on effects for crippled global supply chains

China’s zero-covid policy has “big” knock-on effects for crippled global supply chains




China’s increasingly extreme zero-covid policy is standing in the way of a full recovery of the shipping industry and prolonging a crisis that has messed up ports and emptied shelves around the world. In its attempts to keep the coronavirus out, China has continued to prohibit crew changes for foreign crewing, and recently even imposed a seven-week mandatory quarantine on returning Chinese seafarers. Even ships that have refreshed their crew elsewhere have to wait two weeks before they …

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China’s increasingly extreme zero-covid policy is standing in the way of a full recovery of the shipping industry and prolonging a crisis that has messed up ports and emptied shelves around the world. In its attempts to keep the coronavirus out, China has continued to prohibit crew changes for foreign crewing, and recently even imposed a seven-week mandatory quarantine on returning Chinese seafarers. Even ships that have refreshed their crew elsewhere have to wait two weeks before they …

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