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2.7 million containers queued off the world's ports – Ningbo shutdown worsens bottlenecks

Traffic pressure in the world's largest container ports is now so intense that 2.7 million twenty-foot containers are waiting off ports to unload their goods. Some ships have been waiting for 18 days, shows an analysis from VesselsValue, and the Ningbo shutdown has only exacerbated the problem.

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It may prove difficult for the US and many other countries to stock up enough retail goods for the shopping spree that awaits on Black Friday and during the Christmas season.

As a consequence of the traffic pressure in the world's largest container ports, 2.7 million twenty-foot containers are currently anchored off some of the world's largest container ports.

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