Air cargo operations in Shanghai affected by Covid cases
In a customer notice dated August 20, Maersk warned of the impact of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 cases in China on airport operations, and in particular Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.
The notice pointed out that a series of protocols are being implemented at airports in China for passenger and cargo flights.
As part of this effort, airport terminals and ground handling agents implemented strict isolation requirements for their employees, which had a huge impact on the efficiency of unloading / loading. freight and resulted in a large number of flight cancellations, âthe advisory said.
In the case of Pudong Airport, Maersk said that in response to new cases of Covid on Friday, much of runway operations had been suspended, including loading and loading.
According to Chinese media, four cases involved Chinese personnel working on international cargo flights as well as a Ethiopian mechanical engineer over a two-day period.
âIn response, many airlines announced the suspension of their flights to Pudong Airport. Several ground flights at Pudong Airport are now awaiting further instructions if they can proceed to unload / load their intended payload, âthe advisory said.
For Maersk Airfreight, he said he expected delays and longer transit times.
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