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China woes spread to airfreight

[ August 20, 2021   //   ]

Following the closure of a major seafreight terminal at Ningbo, freight forwarder Woodland, fresh worries had emerged over airfreight shipments from China as a Covid case was reported at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport Cargo Terminal ( PACTL) All staff have been sent to take tests, and most flights handled by PACTL are expected to be cancelled over the next few days.

Pudong’s China Eastern Cargo Terminal is still operating but with significantly reduced manpower leading to cargo planes departing without being fully loaded.

Shanghai International Airport Services Co was already warning of limited ground handling services at cargo terminals due to drastically reduced staff numbers as a result of Covid cases and strict new regulations which again have resulted in many flights leaving without having been fully loaded or unloaded.

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