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World's key ports hit hardest by delays

Container ports with multiple connections are experiencing more delays than ports with a lower degree of connectivity, writes Sea-Intelligence. Asian ports are particularly challenged.

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The occurrence of delayed vessels is higher at ports that otherwise enjoy being connected to major container routes, writes Sea-Intelligence, which has taken a closer look at the relationship between major delays in the container sector and the ports' connectivity.

The analyst firm finds that ports high on the index Port Liner Shipping Connectivity (PLSCI) generally experience larger delays. And this goes for Asian ports in particular, often connected to the two major trade routes from Asia to Europe and from Asia across the Pacific to the US.

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