According to Chinese State T.V., six refrigerated containers of chilled pork purchased by China's State-owned COFCO Group reached Shanghai's Yangshan port on March 28 (Chinese video here). State-owned shipping company COSCO's general manager said their "direct service" shortened the time from factory to consumer. The meat's journey from Canada's Vancouver port to Shanghai took 14 days.
|Shanghai port inspectors check Canadian pork against electronic documents.|
The port prioritized unloading, documents were transmitted directly to customs officials, and a special inspection area was set aside to achieve a "zero waiting time" process. The containers were on their way to Wuhan 24 hours after arriving at the Shanghai port.