Shipping activities have resumed at Chinese ports Ningbo and Zhoushan after typhoon Chanthu forced the ports to shut down, leading to vessels piling up, writes Bloomberg News.
Around 200 vessels, including container vessels, are currently waiting off Port of Ningbo, the local marine authorities informed Wednesday evening.
Emergency procedures were lifted Wednesday morning after some services started up again at the container terminal Tuesday evening.
Port operations at Zhoushan resumed earlier in the day on Thursday, according to a local government spokeswoman.
The container spot rates have been soaring throughout 2021, fueled among other things by the bottlenecks in Chinese ports, which were shut down earlier this year due to an outbreak of Covid-19.
English Edit: Christoffer Østergaard
More from ShippingWatch
As a starting point, furniture giant Ikea won't accept that green solutions become more expensive than polluting solutions, says Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld, Global Sustainability Manager for Supply Chain Operations, to ShippingWatch. Ikea is part of an alliance of global companies that calls for green shipping by 2040.