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Severe Congestion at Port of Shanghai

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Containerships Being Diverted to Avoid Congestion at Port of Shanghai 2017-04-25

Readjusted shipping schedules and higher-than-expected export volumes have exacerbated congestion at the world’s busiest container terminal, Shanghai.
 
Although fog caused initial delays at Yangshan, one forwarder in Shanghai told The Loadstar the new alliance schedules had resulted in long delays and crowded quaysides.
 
As they readjusted to new timetables, ships had failed to call at port at the correct times, said the forwarder, resulting in a logjam of vessels and containers.
 
“Readjusting alliance shipping schedules is comprehensively to blame. Space was not properly adjusted to account for this, and continued overbooking by carriers has resulted in a build-up of containers waiting to be exported.”
 
Another source confirmed there had been a higher number of overbooked containers than normal being delivered.
 
According to the forwarder, the chaos caused has left ships stranded at outer anchorages until berths become available, with some reports suggesting delays of more than 50 hours.
 
Read more in an article from The Loadstar.
 
Related article in Reuters.
 
Milgram will continue to monitor this situation and will advise of any changes or updates as needed.

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