Serious global port congestion unlikely to ease in 2021 - Maersk

Serious congestion at ports across the world is unlikely to ease in the immediate future, shipping line Maersk said in a market update.

"Ports in Asia Pacific continue to be severely congested. With continued high yard density and weather disruptions since July, operational challenges remain in port operations," the company said. Vessels calling at major ports in Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian and Auckland report over three days' waiting time, while those in Singapore, Hong Kong, Port Klang and Sydney report one to three days' waiting time. Maersk expects strong export demand from Asia to continue for the...


Paul Lim

September 28, 2021

11:27 GMT