Yantian hurts reliability more than Suez despite rising activity

The port of Yantian is gradually reopening, and the terminals are on their way to an operation of 70 percent, according to Kuehne+Nagel. However, the line of ships is growing and the situation is expected to have a greater effect on the container market than the Suez blockage.

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Productivity is slowly returning in the major Chinese port of Yantian, but the queue of ships is growing and the repercussions for the container industry continue to unfold.

Among other things, the situation has caused the world's largest container carrier Maersk to skip Yantian on eight of the company's services in June, informs Alphaliner.

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