The PV supply chain has also been disrupted in recent months by Covid.

The normality regained with the end of the first lockdowns has been shaken again by the recent quarantines, first and foremost those in Shanghai.

China is, in fact, experiencing a new spike in Covid-19 infections, most of them in the country’s largest city and nerve centre for finance, industry and logistics, which has again been on lockdown for days.

The blockade has come at a time of increased traffic and what was thought to be relatively calm with regard to the health emergency, which is why the situation is vigorously impacting on logistics; not even during the most critical periods of the last two years have there been so many ships waiting in the city’s port.