China port backlog will take weeks to clear, Maersk says

Yantian port authorities, who stopped processing the new containers for six days, have said operations will be back to normal by the end of June. – EPA pic, June 21, 2021.

A BACKLOG at China’s largest container terminal caused by a Covid-19 outbreak among port workers will take several weeks to clear, the world’s biggest shipping firm said today.

Yantian port, in China’s southern trade hub Shenzhen, stopped accepting new export containers in May after a local infection cluster involving port workers – stifling trade at a key point of the stressed global shipping network.

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