Following the coronavirus outbreak, major shipyards in China have started operations, however some of the largest private shipyards in the region still remain closed, according to the news agency Xinhua. In light of the situation, delivery delays are expected even from the most vital shipbuilders.
As the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) reported, the current rate of resumption of work at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Jiangnan Shipyard has marked the 50%.
CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding, CSSC Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co and CSSC Guangzhou Shipyard International have started their operations as well.
Trying to reduce the risks of the coronavirus spread, shipyards have forced strict healthy protection measures, as temperatures points and buffers are set at the entrance and the exit of the factories.
At the same time, workers obey instructions, wear masks, keep a distance of more than a meter and accept body temperature measurements one by one.
Overall, due to the shutdown of China’s major shipyards, there is the risk of delivery failures.
Concluding, the Korean Register issued a statement informing of the current situation in all Chinese ports and shipyards amid the coronavirus outbreak; The majority of the ports listed below prohibit any access, while some can be visited by acquiring permission from a local authority.