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Western terminal in major Chinese port reopens following Covid-19 outbreak

The western terminal in one of the world's busiest container ports, Yantian International Container Terminals in South China, is expected to reopen today, June 10, after being shut down for two weeks due to a severe Covid-19 outbreak, sources confirm to ShippingWatch. More than 300 container ships are waiting outside ports around the world, says Kuehne+Nagel.

Den store containerhavn Yantian har været lukket i et par uger på grund af et tiltagende covid-19 udbrud. | Photo: Uncredited/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

One of the world's busiest container ports, Yantian International Container Terminals, will most likely reopen Thursday morning after a two-week shutdown of the western part of the port due to a severe Covid-19 outbreak, confirms Mads Drejer, COO of Scan Global Logistics, and Lars Jensen, shipping analyst and CEO of Vespucci Maritime, independently of one another to ShippingWatch.

Yantian International Container Terminals has made no announcements regarding the outbreak in the port, with authorities shutting down the western terminal, imposing quarantine measures and disinfecting the affected areas.

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