Zhoushan Ports, China
At 3 o’clock in the morning on August 11, the customs checkpoint in the Meishan Bonded Port Area was temporarily closed to prohibit entry of waijika, and the exit checkpoint was closed. waijika and all personnel stranded in the port were prohibited from going out. Meishan Wharf also issued a notice about the suspension of the service of carrying containers at around 6 am on August 11.
Zhoushan Port is the world’s largest port in terms of cargo throughput. The current suspension of container pick-up services will have an impact on the already chaotic shipping market.
High risk of abandonment in Chittagong, Bangladesh
Chittagong is the largest port in Bangladesh. It is located on the northeast coast of the Bay of Bengal and is responsible for more than 70% of Bangladesh’s import and export cargo transportation. At present, more than 4,000 containers arrive at the port every day, and more than 60% of the cargo comes from China. April to October is the busiest season in Chittagong Port. The epidemic has caused this Dagang, which is already known as the “No. 1 Block in the World”, into an endless loop.
Vietnam’s two major ports suspend receiving some containers
The two major ports in Vietnam, Gloria Port Terminal and Xingang Gemei International Port Terminal (TCIT) have notified that they will suspend receiving some containers from August 5, 2021.
Waiting for unloading at US West Port
According to the latest data from the signal platform of the Port of Los Angeles, there are currently 19 container ships waiting at anchorages in Southern California and 11 ships waiting outside the port, with an average waiting time of 5.8 days.
According to Drewry’s latest report, of the 496 voyages on major routes across the Pacific, transatlantic, Asia to Northern Europe, and the Mediterranean, 24 voyages have been announced to be cancelled between week 31 and week 34, with a cancellation rate of 5%. . According to the latest statistics of Seaexplorer, there are as many as 396 container ships berthed in Port Congestion worldwide.