Safety4Sea in an article, reports that China’s coastal terminals have turned busy again. Large vessels, heavy cranes and container trucks have started their operation. This sounds encouraging for the rest of the world which is battling with coronavirus.
Chinese ports busy again
Despite that the COVID-19 outbreak led to quick disruptions across the shipping industry, the ports in China have bounced back.
They have begun their operations similar to what they used to be before the pandemic. For instance, Shanghai International Port Group has returned to its daily operating capacity reaching more than 90% of its normal level. Also, Zhejiang province’s Ningbo Zhoushan Port, the world’s largest port has also restored most of its handling capacity.
This positive step would certainly boost the global supply chain and keep the international trade moving.
Chinese ports a key to the global supply chain
“Ports in China, the world’s manufacturing center, are key to the global supply chain. The smooth operation and delivery of resources and materials is a matter of life and death during a global pandemic”…said Zhou Dequan, director of the Shanghai International Shipping Institute’s domestic shipping research office.
“Chinese ports continue to promote industry development and accelerate the construction of smart ports through scientific and technological innovation. Chinese experience and wisdom on port development contribute a lot to this global industry”…as Chen Yingming, executive vice president of China Ports and Harbors Association told to Xinhua.
To supply medical aid across the world
To sum up, it is of critical importance for China to further supply anti-epidemic medical materials all around the world so as to help other countries resume production and deal with the virus.
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