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China Box Congestion Spreads

(Jason Jiang – Splash 24/7)

Congestion at Chinese boxports is spreading causing serious headaches for shippers. Moreover, authorities across China are telling Splash there’s little chance of the container traffic easing this month.

According to a notice Maersk Line has sent to its clients, in addition to Shanghai’s Yangshan Port, major ports in China including Qingdao Port and Ningbo Port are also facing congestion and high yard density issues.

“We are closely working with Chinese ports to address any operational challenges, and we have been able to maintain a very constructive dialogue with our terminal partners to ensure Maersk Line existing priority. In order to maintain the stability of our ocean network, we will put contingency actions in place in the coming month including consolidating volumes and reducing port calls if this is required temporarily,” Maersk said in a statement. Click here to read more.