Sumary of China is imposing quarantines of up to 7 weeks for cargo ship crew, and it's bad news for the supply chain:
- China is imposing mandatory quarantines of up to seven weeks for returning Chinese seafarers.
- Crew changes are getting more difficult due to stricter government requirements, says the Global Maritime Forum.
- On Halloween night, for example, 30,000 people were locked inside Shanghai Disneyland after just one COVID-19 case was detected.
- Now, the export hub is imposing mandatory quarantines of up to seven weeks — around 49 days — for Chinese seafarers returning from overseas, Bloomberg reported.
- Even ships that had their crews changed out elsewhere need to wait before they can enter Chinese ports, Bloomberg added.
- The staff swap exercise for Chinese seafarers has become increasingly difficult “due to stricter Chinese Government isolation requirements on seafarers post sign off and prior to repatriation,” the not-for-profit Global Maritime Forum said in a recent press release.