Major Shanghai shipyards have been ordered into lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases in the Chinese city.

According to TradeWinds sources, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, Jiangnan Shipyard and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding were told to halt operations by Chinese authorities three weeks ago after an outbreak.

The yards have now declared force majeure on pending deliveries.

This week, China expanded the lockdown of Shanghai from the eastern and western districts to cover the whole city and its 25m inhabitants as infections soared to...