Delivery Update - May 2022

China continues to practice its zero-tolerance policy to prevent the largest Covid-19 outbreak to date from spreading within its population.

Ports remain open in areas across China that have been affected by covid restrictions, but productivity has been impacted by staff shortages. With too little cargo from factories arriving at ports, shipping lines will continue to announce cancelled sailings from China in the coming weeks. It is expected that once lockdowns are lifted there will be a surge in demand, especially as manufacturers try to clear their backlog of orders. This is likely to lead to temporary port congestion which may take a number of weeks to clear and continue to impact global supply chains.