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.
Photo: Martin Pollard/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Martin Pollard/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

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.

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