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With A Backlog Of 23,000 Heavy Containers, Nearly 100 Routes Will Be Affected

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With A Backlog Of 23,000 Heavy Containers, Nearly 100 Routes Will Be Affected

June 07
10:56 2021

After suspending the receipt of export heavy cabinets for 6 days, Yantian International resumed receiving heavy cabinets from 0:00 on May 31.

However, only ETA-3 days (that is, three days before the estimated ship arrival date) are accepted for export heavy containers. The implementation time of this measure is from May 31 to June 6.

Maersk announced on the evening of May 31 that the Yantian Port’s epidemic prevention measures have become stricter, the density of the terminal yard has continued to increase, and the operation in the west area has not been restored. The production efficiency in the east area is only 30% of the normal level. It is expected that the terminal will continue to be congested in the next week and ships will be delayed. Extend to 7-8 days.

The transfer of a large number of ships and cargo to surrounding ports has also aggravated the congestion of surrounding ports.

Maersk also mentioned that truck services entering Yantian Port to transport containers are also affected by traffic congestion around the terminal, and it is expected that empty trucks will be delayed by at least 8 hours.

Prior to this, due to the outbreak of the epidemic, Yantian Port closed some terminals in the west area and suspended the export of containerized goods. The backlog of goods exceeded 20,000 boxes.According to Lloyd’s List Intelligence ship tracking data, a large number of container ships are now congested near the Yantian port area.Linerlytica analyst Hua Joo Tan said that the port congestion problem will still take one to two weeks to be resolved.

More importantly, freight rates that have soared may “rise again.” The number of TEUs from the starting port of Yantian, China to all U.S. ports (the white dotted line indicates the TEU in the next 7 days.

According to a report in the Securities Times, nearly 90% of Shenzhen’s exports to the United States and Europe originate from Yantian, and about 100 air routes are affected. This will also have a knock-on effect on exports from Europe to North America.

Note to freight forwarders who have plans to ship from Yantian Port in the near future: pay attention to the dynamics of the terminal in time and cooperate with the relevant arrangements after the gate is opened.

At the same time, we should also pay attention to the suspension of the voyages of the shipping company calling Yantian Port.Many shipping companies have issued notices of port jump.

1. Hapag-Lloyd changes the port of call

Hapag-Lloyd will temporarily change the call at Yantian Port on the Far East-Northern Europe Loop FE2/3 to Nansha Container Terminal. The voyages are as follows:

Far East Loop 2 (FE2): voy 015W AL ZUBARA, voy 013W MOL TREASURE

Far East Loop 3 (FE3): voy 001W HMM RAON

2. Notice of Maersk’s port jump

Maersk believes that the terminal will continue to be congested in the next week, and ships will be delayed for 7-8 days. In order to restore the reliability of the shipping schedule, several Maersk ships will have to hop to Yantian Port.

In view of the fact that the truck service at Yantian Port is also affected by terminal congestion, Maersk estimates that the empty container pickup time will be delayed by at least 8 hours.

3. MSC changes the port of call

In order to avoid further delays in sailing schedules, MSC will make the following adjustments on the following routes/voyages: change the port of call.

Route name: LION

Vessel name and voyage: MSC AMSTERDAM FL115E

Change content: cancel call port YANTIAN

Route name: ALBATROSS

Vessel’s name and voyage: MILAN MAERSK 120W

Change content: cancel call port YANTIAN

4. Notice of suspension and adjustment of ONE export and entry operations

Ocean Network Express (ONE) recently announced that with the increasing density of Shenzhen Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yards, the port’s congestion is increasing. The suspension and adjustment of its export and entry operations are as follows:

Xu Gang, deputy commander-in-chief of the Yantian Port District Epidemic Prevention and Control Field Command, said that the current processing capacity of Yantian Port is only 1/7 of the usual.Yantian Port is the fourth largest port in the world and the third largest in China. The current slowdown in terminal operations, saturation of yard containers, and delays in shipping schedules will greatly affect shippers who plan to ship at Yantian Port in the near future.

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