Border closures leave Chinese inland miners cut off from export markets

By Davide Ghilotti, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 14 February 2020

Chinese mineral producers trying to return to work amid the coronavirus disruptions are being hampered by the continuing shortage of land freight options and restrictions on border crossings.

Almost all land transport movements in China ground to a halt in the weeks following the first outbreak of novel coronavirus.

A shortage of lorry drivers and rail freight cars made the transport of cargo within the country and to and from ports almost impossible.

What has developed over the...