Yantian is the latest Chinese port to face disruption caused by congestion. As of today, we have witnessed major vehicle queues on the approach to the port, which is creating delays getting containers on and off terminal.
Covid measures at nearby Shenzhen terminals may have had an impact on the volume of containers moving through the port, but this is currently unclear.
Parts of Shenzhen city have been in lockdown since last week and increased Covid restrictions on drivers have led to delays through Shenzhen’s ports and terminals.
A number of Chinese ports have been impacted recently by additional restrictions put on drivers following Covid outbreaks. This includes the need for PCR testing when moving between specific boundaries.
In summary, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Tianjin and now Yantian are ports that have been experiencing delays.
Meanwhile, the ports of Shanghai, Qingdao, Dalian and Xiamen have been operating relatively normally up until now.
The latest issue at Yantian is potentially going to result in some delays. With Chinese New Year factory closures on the way, we could also see carriers decide on last minute changes in port rotations to avoid the worst affected ports.
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