Yantian Port will continue full operations from 24 June, more than a month after measures to tackle a COVID-19 outbreak caused major delays.
amely, all berths, including the west port area, will resume normal operations, while the number of laden gate-in tractors will be increased to 9,000 per day.
In addition, the pick-up of empty of containers and import laden containers remain normal. As for the arrangements of accepting export laden containers, they will resume normal within seven days of the vessel’s ETA.
Due to a Covid-19 outbreak on 21 May, daily operations at Yantian Port declined 30%.This hugely affected global container shipping as hundreds of services omited or diverted calls at the port.
More specifically, delays for berthing at Yantian continue to be reported as 16 days or longer, with congestion growing at the nearby ports of Shekou, Hong Kong, and Nansha.
However, reports note that even with Yantian resuming full operations congestion and impact on container shipping schedules will take weeks to clear.