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One of China's busiest ports jammed by Covid

Bottlenecks in the US and Europe greatly impact Chinese port Shenzhen as upcoming holidays are likely to further slow shipment of goods out of China.

Photo: Martin Pollard/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Containers are stacking up at the already backed-up Shenzhen port in China as congestion in the US and Europe ripples back to Asia, delaying ships picking up goods from the manufacturing and technology hub.

Manufacturers in southern China are currently making a last push to ship out goods before the Lunar New Year holiday which starts next week, with the People’s Daily reporting that trucked volumes into Shenzhen’s Yantian terminal on Jan. 13 were about 30 percent above December levels.

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