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Hong Kong strike is taking its toll

According to Lloyd’s List Intelligence at least 110 container ships are headed for Hong Kong, which is in the midst of one of the most extensive strikes on Chinese territory in decades.

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The strike among employees in Hong Kong international Terminals, which handles more than half the containers in the important Asian port, is starting to take its toll on shipping companies.

According to Lloyd’s List Intelligence at least 110 container ships are headed towards Hong Kong, which is affected by the most severe strike action on Chinese grounds in decades. Six of these ships hold more than 10,000 TEU, nine of them hold between 8,000 and 10,000 TEU, while 13 has a capacity of somewhere between 5,000 and 8,000 TEU.

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