China Reports New COVID Outbreaks Near Ports, Raising Fears of Delays

The shipping industry continues to watch closely as new cases of multiple variants of the COVID-19 virus are reported in different regions of China, but despite being in the areas around major ports, so far carriers are reporting few interruptions. Just weeks from the opening of the Winter Olympics and factories rushing to get goods shipped before the Lunar New Year, China is reporting outbreaks of the virus in the areas around Ningbo, Yantian, and now the industrial hub of Tianjin near Beijing is acknowledging the first large cluster of the Omicron variant.

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