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Cyclone closes one of world's busiest ports – bottlenecks ensue

Port Yantian in China is once more under pressure following cyclone Kompasu. The number of vessels queuing off the port has gone up to 67, according to shipping data compiled by Bloomberg.

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The number of vessels waiting to enter one of the world's busiest ports jumped to the most since August, threatening to further snarl global supply chains strained by a surge in consumer demand for everything from cars to computers.

China's Yantian port in Shenzhen suspended pick-up and drop-off of containers as tropical cyclone Kompasu approached the nation's southern coastline. The number of ships waiting outside the port rose to 67, the most since August 26, according to shipping data compiled by Bloomberg.

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