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Ships queues worsen port delays from Singapore to Piraeus

The world's largest shipping hubs are suffering elevated levels of congestion as containers pile up at seaports from Singapore to Greece's Piraeus.

Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Near Singapore on Monday, the backlog was 22 percent above normal with 53 container ships anchored off the financial and cargo-transit hub, the highest count since Bloomberg News started tracking the data in April.

The pileup is the latest logistical knot in global supply chains, with satellite shipping data allowing for real-time monitoring of port issues globally. 

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