The chaotic situation at the Port of Yantian has not shown any signs of improvement yet. The Covid-19 related inspection and preventive measures have been tightening by local authorities, not only in the Shenzhen area but also in the Guangzhou area recently. Global shipping lines have announced additional measures to control the effects of the evolving container terminal congestion and disruption in and around the Port of Shenzhen.
Due to further measures being implemented, increased congestion and vessel delays upwards of 16 days are expected in Yantian port. "The situation continues to deteriorate as more positive Covid cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located and in Guangzhou where Nansha port is located," said Danish company Maersk in its latest update.
Additionally, Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of the pandemic, according to Maersk, which expects continued terminal congestion and vessel delays.