Container shipping bottleneck emerges amid southern China's Covid-19 fight

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 09 June 2021

A rise in Covid-19 cases in China’s Guangdong province in recent weeks has led to tighter controls and rigorous testing at the huge Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT), causing extended delays in southern China.

By Lee Allen 

YICT is one of China's busiest container ports, handling around 13 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) each year, according to The Maritime Executive news website.

Although it is not a major hub for the import or export of metals, the port is a key artery in...

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