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Major European terminal struggling with carriers' delays

The bottlenecks in major container ports in China and the US are putting pressure on European counterparts. The normal buffer needed to ensure a flow in the terminal is almost completely gone, says CEO of DP World Antwerp to ShippingWatch.

Dirk Van den Bosch er CEO for DP World Antwerp. | Photo: DP World

Choked up ports and bottlenecks in major container ports, especially in China and on the US west coast, are having a ripple effect on European counterparts.

While there is perhaps no large logjam of 30-40-50 vessels floating around outside ports or containers idling on quays for months on end, the historically lengthy delays in other places around the world are creating havoc for the Europeans, relates Dirk Van den Bosch, CEO of DP World Antwerp, to ShippingWatch.

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