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Customer Advisory: Ports Situation in China

As Lunar New Year nears, the Chinese ports of Shanghai, Nanjing, Ningbo, Dalian, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Tianjin, and Yantian have reported several worsening conditions as below:

Yantian – Severe Port Congestion

  • Full container storage time has been extended to 9.5 days due to slow container unloading at destinations.
  • Containers waiting for full return are stuck on the roads, resulting in severe traffic jams and truck capability shortages.
  • Yantian Terminal has limited the laden container gate-in to 3 days before vessel departure schedule; no early return is allowed before Feb 12, 2021.
  • APLL is working with respective customers and carriers to reschedule the terminal deliveries impacted by the above mentioned arrangement.

Shanghai, Nanjing, Ningbo, Dalian, Tianjin – Vessel Delays

  • Most vessels will delay departures for up to 1 to 2 weeks due to several factors such as equipment shortages, labor shortages, etc.
  • For Shanghai and Ningbo, terminals open date will also delay based on actual vessel schedule.

Fuzhou, Xiamen – Vessel Delays and Shortages of Empty Containers

We will continue to provide visibility to the situation and work closely with customers to minimize impact. If you have questions or attention items, please contact your APL Logistics Account Manager or local APL Logistics office.

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