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Bottleneck in Yantian port continues to grow despite partial reopening

The shutdown in critical port Greater China Yantian has sparked a shortage of empty 40-feet containers, while the line of vessels waiting off the port is growing despite partial reopening of the western port, writes Maersk.

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The recent Covid-19 outbreak in the South Chinese port Greater China Yantian continues to cause disruption on the container market for the third week straight, despite a partial reopening of the western port.

In its latest update, Maersk writes that the bottleneck at the port continues to grow and that the company has rerouted 79 vessels in order to bypass Yantian in an attempt to ensure schedule reliability.

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