Yantian and Shekou Ports

Yantian and Shekou Ports

9th June 2021

Yantian and Shekou Ports


In our June Market Update, we advised of the severe congestion at Yantian Port (YICT) due to quarantine measures being undertaken as they experience several cases of COVID-19.


The Western area of the terminal remains closed to date.  The Eastern area is receiving containers for export but the capacity is not fully recovered. 


With the situation in Yantian, Shekou port is experiencing major congestion.  Several vessels will be omitting their scheduled calls at Yantian and Shekou terminals. This will allow vessels with minimal disruption to call other ports of destination.


As the outlook for the congestion is to continue through to July, it is advised to consider alternate loading ports in Pearl River Delta area such as Huangpu (Guangzhou), Foshan and Zhongshan and also Hong Kong port where possible, for cargo that would normally depart Shekou and Yantian.


Please contact your Client Success Manager or Client Service Specialist for any queries you have for planning your shipments from South China.