August 12, 2021 – Operations at a terminal of the world’s largest port were suspended yesterday following a case of COVID-19 being detected in a worker. Ningbo-Zhoushan port started to turn ships away yesterday morning in the wake of the positive test. Initially, the ports authority claimed that its operating system was down early this morning before the Ningbo Municipal Health Commission came clean with the news. The infected worker was part of the workforce at Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal. There were already reports on Monday about the unprecedented volumes of tankers, bulk carriers and containerships backing up outside Ningbo-Zhoushan port.