Yantian Port Halts Entry for Export Containers due to Congestion

Severe congestion has resurfaced at Hutchison’s Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) in Shenzhen, prompting the port to stop accepting laden export containers last night.

Imports and empty container movements will carry on as normal, YICT added, laden exports were expected to resume on Friday however the latest update is that the export container gate-in resumption date has now been revised to Monday, May 31st.

However, YICT said only laden containers within four days of a vessel’s estimated time of arrival would be accepted, until June 6.

Several Covid-19 cases were reported at Yantian this week, resulting in suspension of operations at three of the port’s 20 berths for disinfection, resulting in “insufficient manpower on duty”.

Serious congestion has occurred at Yantian Wharf, and vehicles entering the port to drop off containers have lined up in the channel entering the wharf. The operation time of container return is severely delayed and ship berthing, loading and unloading are all affected to a certain extent.

Delmar will continue to monitor the situation and handle shipments as events allow, however some delays are expected due to the above-mentioned situation.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local Delmar Representative.

Source: The Loadstar

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