Recently China’s one of the biggest port got shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The port which got shut down is Ningbo-Zhoushan port. It’s among the world’s busiest ports. Many workers of the port tested positive for the new Delta version of Covid-19. The infection of the Covid-19 Delta version was going high day by day. As a result of this, the Ningbo-Zhoushan port’s CEO decided to shut down the port for some time. After the reduction of the new Covid-19 virus, the port will be open soon. But according to sources, the positive cases of Covid-19 are going high every day. People are expecting that there aren’t too many chances for the port to open soon. It would take more than a couple of months to reopen.
Ningbo-Zhoushan port is located in East China and it’s number third in the world’s busiest cargo port. This port plays a huge role in the world’s supply chain. After Shanghai and Singapore, it’s the biggest and busiest port in the world. Goods are being supplied to the US, UK, Europe through this port. After the shutdown of this port, the supply chain of goods is getting affected very much. Most of the supplies are on hold because of the closure of this port. The world’s commercial world is facing many problems due to the closure of this port.
Christmas shopping in Europe is in danger. If the port remains down, then the global market will be impacted. Supply from East Asia to Europe is almost blocked because of this port. Already UK businessmen are facing problems due to price hikes of the products. This port has its impact on all over the world. Egypt is facing a terrible crisis because of this port. If this continues to happen then the world’s economy will see a low.
There isn’t any other option to maintain the supply chain. Ningbo, where the port is located, is sealed. Officials suspended all internal and external flights from Capital Beijing. It’s been only a week and the whole world’s market is facing serious issues. The supply chain from East Asia to Europe is in crisis.
The world is recovering from the huge blog of Covid-19. All the businesses were almost stopped during the pandemic. All the markets are starting it trades again. At this point again the shutdown of one of the biggest ports will harm immensely. People are expecting that there aren’t too many chances for the port to open soon. It would take more than a couple of months to reopen.
The shutdown of The Ningbo-Zhoushan port will impact the whole world’s goods market. The world’s economy is going to be low if the port remains close. Big companies are already facing problems due to high shipping and product costs. This will impact Europe’s Christmas shopping season. Businessmen from Europe are going to face the most problems regarding the closure of this port. Before Covid-19 was the issue and now the delta variant is creating a huge difference. Hope the infection will be in control and all the trades will take its place. If it takes a long time, then the world’s economy will suffer.