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It will take months to clear stacked containers in Yantian

The Port of Yantian is on track to resume normal operations from June 24. The backlog is significant, however, and it will take 82 days to clear the stacked containers, says shipping analyst.

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The good news for the container market, carriers and shippers is that the major Chinese port of Yantian is on track for normal operations from June 24.

The not so good news, according to shipping analyst and CEO of Vespucci Maritime Lars Jensen, is that the Covid-19 outbreak, which has kept the port partially closed for weeks with very low productivity, has resulted in stacks upon stacks of containers waiting to be exported.

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