Yantian Port back online but Nansha Port suspends operations
The closure was driven by precautions to limit the Delta variant of COVID-19. Only export containers arriving up to 7 days before a vessel’s departure will be permitted. Carriers have begun to omit Nansha and other South China ports with 90 vessels currently bypassing the port – up from 84 last week. These omissions will delay import laden containers on the omitting vessels by up to 3 weeks. The current yard density at Nansha has reached 100% and the limitation on export laden containers is expected to remain for 4-5 days.
With 343 Million tons and container throughput of 17.22 million TEUs in 2020 Nansha Port is a key export location for China container exports