Wednesday 23rd Aug 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Shanghai manufacturers could face ‘summer shutdown’, says 3PL

MIQ Logistics, a UK third party logistics company, has said that fashion brands, retailers and other importers are ‘facing the potential of a supply chain disruption’.

oceanIt said that Shanghai factories are preparing for partial and total closure in advance of the G-20 summit, which is situated close to the city.

The company said it’s ‘already receiving increasing anecdotal evidence that factories in Shanghai and Hangzhou are preparing for slowdowns, partial and total shutdowns’ ahead of the G2O summit which takes place in September. It added that factories may reduce or stop production as early as june because of a clean air campaign.

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