Exporting restarts at Yantian, but carriers bypass port as congestion reigns

Jun, 02, 2021 Posted by Sylvia Schandert

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Export operations resumed at Shenzhen’s port of Yantian on June 1st, but a 20,000 container backlog and slow productivity means at least another week of delays.

The past 48 hours saw a raft of schedule omissions, with ONE announcing 12 of its vessels would skip Yantian and nearby Shekou between 30 May and 13 June, and a further two services switching to Nansha, in Guangzhou.

Hapag-Lloyd said it was temporarily switching two of its Far East loop sailings to Nansha, while Maersk said it would omit nine calls at Yantian and one at Shekou.

It said: “Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated, with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Source: The Loadstar

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