General information

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After a six-day stop on export containers, the Yantian Port Authorities have announced that productivity is gradually set to increase as more workers return and more berths reopen. While this has a positive impact on gate activity, which is soon expected to reach the same levels as before the incident, schedule reliability will continue to suffer with an average waiting time of 16 days and counting. To mitigate impact as best as we can and give our customers as much visibility into the situation as possible, below please find the plan for the remainder of the month, with 19 of our mainline services being impacted.

Trade Service Plan
Trade
NEU
Service
AE10 WB
Plan
Omit throughout June – will divert to Nansha
Trade
NEU
Service
AE6 EB
Plan
Omit throughout Jun except for two vessels – check the Hub for more details
Trade
NEU
Service
AE6 WB
Plan
Omit throughout Jun except for two vessels – check the Hub for more details
Trade
NEU
Service
AE7 WB
Plan
Omit throughout June
Trade
MED
Service
AE11 EB
Plan
Ad-hoc omission, close to a bi-weekly cadence
Trade
MED
Service
AE11 WB
Plan
Omit throughout June except for two vessels – check the Hub for more details
Trade
EUR
Service
AE55 WB
Plan
Maintain Yantian
Trade
USWC
Service
TP6 NB
Plan
Maintain Yantian
Trade
USWC
Service
TP2 NB
Plan
Maintain Yantian
Trade
USWC
Service
TP9 NB
Plan
Omit throughout June, except for Zim Tianping that will maintain Yantian
Trade
USWC
Service
TP1 NB
Plan
Omit throughout June, except for MSC Sola that will maintain Yantian
Trade
USEC
Service
TP12 HH
Plan
Two omissions in June, work ongoing to conclude on future sailings
Trade
USEC
Service
TP16 HH
Plan
Maintain Yantian. Ad hoc omissions on a bi-weekly cadence
Trade
USEC
Service
TP17 HH
Plan
Omit throughout June
Trade
USEC
Service
TP88 HH
Plan
Maintain Yantian, except for Zim Houston that will omit
Trade
USEC
Service
TP23 HH
Plan
Maintain Yantian, except for 1 omission – check the Hub for more details
Trade
SAF
Service
SAFARI SB
Plan
Omit throughout June
Trade
WCSA
Service
AC2 SB
Plan
Omit throughout June
Trade
ECSA
Service
X4A WB
Plan
Omit throughout June

To this date, with the information currently at hand, we believe the above to be the best course of action. This plan has been formed together with our partners and with our customers at the front of our minds. In diverting our vessels, we are closely monitoring the situation in neighbouring ports. The current average waiting time in Shekou, Nansha, and Hongkong is between 2-4 days, but as more carriers omit Yantian, this number is expected to rise. Deciding which port to divert to will always be made with the objective of minimising supply chain delays. Should the current outlook change, we will update our plans and inform you accordingly.

We also want to advise that shipments not directly impacted by the Yantian situation might also be affected as we adjust our network to avoid port congestions and to limit the overall net loss of ocean network capacity due to omitting the Port of Yantian.

In giving you this information, we hope you have sufficient time to manage your supply chain accordingly, which is of the utmost importance to us. Our teams are working around the clock to alleviate pressure points, so do not hesitate to reach out for an individual assessment as of what this means for you. First and foremost is working together to proactively plan the handling of delayed cargo, prioritizing the most urgent/critical goods to be shipped first.


June 15, 2021 - Update 12

The well-being of your supply chain is always our top priority. The full impact of pandemic in Shenzhen & Guangzhou and the ripple effect of the recent Yantian/Shekou/Nansha port congestions may have caused disruptions for your supply chain. Maersk aims to provide you, as our valued customer, with the most relevant and up-to-date information so that together we can navigate this period of heightened volatility and keep your supply chain moving.

Key Highlights

  • Yantian yard density reduced to 70% while the yard density of Shekou and Nansha port remains high. We expect continued vessel omissions and vessel delays at Yantian port upwards of 9 days in the coming week.
  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth is gradually recovering to about 50% of its normal level.
  • From 15th of June, origin export containers and transshipment containers in the western area of YICT get released from the detention and will be arranged onto the next available vessels.
  • We see 40 GP & 40 HC empty supply is negatively impacted with massive vessel delays and omissions in Yantian and Shekou. Customers are encouraged to amend to 20 GP as an alternative in Yantian and Shekou.
  • Expanded list of impacted vessels below
  • Expanded list of Maersk owned vessels which will call Yantian port in the coming weeks below

Terminals

Yantian yard density reduced to 70% while the yard density of Shekou and Nansha port remains high. We expect continued vessel omissions and vessel delays at Yantian port upwards of 9 days in the coming week.

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) updates

  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth is gradually recovering to about 50% of its normal level.
  • From 08:00 AM 9th of June, all import laden containers resume operation in YICT.
  • From 15th of June, origin export containers and transshipment containers in the western area of YICT get released from the detention and will be arranged onto the next available vessels.
  • From 00:00 AM 10th of June, export laden container gate-in continues to be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA, AND only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.

Shekou port including Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updates

  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June until further notice, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA.

Nansha port updates

  • From 00:00 AM 7th of June until further notice, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA in Nansha port.

Vessels

Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that 84 vessels including our partners’ vessels have omitted the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability. Our people are working relentlessly with the contingency plan which covers 66 vessels for origin export shipments. Please refer to the contingency plan as outlined below. Import laden containers on the omitted vessels are expected to delay for over three weeks.

In the meantime, we provide the best visibility of Maersk owned vessels which will call Yantian port in the coming week. It is subject to change.

Expanded list of Maersk owned vessels to call Yantian in the coming week (subject to change)

Service Vessel/Voyage ETD Yantian Date Updated
Service
TP16
Vessel/Voyage
CEZANNE 121E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/17
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP17
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK SYDNEY 119W
ETD Yantian
2021/6/18
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
AE55
Vessel/Voyage
MUNKEBO MAERSK 120W
ETD Yantian
2021/6/19
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP88
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK SHIVLING 122E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/21
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP16
Vessel/Voyage
COLUMBINE MAERSK 123E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/21
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP23
Vessel/Voyage
PAXI 122E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/22
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP2
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK EUREKA 121N
ETD Yantian
2021/6/23
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP2
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK ELBA 123N
ETD Yantian
2021/6/25
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
AE55
Vessel/Voyage
MOSCOW MAERSK 124W
ETD Yantian
2021/6/27
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP88
Vessel/Voyage
YORK 124E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/28
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP6
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK ESMERALDAS 124N
ETD Yantian
2021/6/30
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP6
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK ESSEX 125N
ETD Yantian
2021/7/2
Date Updated
15-Jun

Empty Containers

We see 40 GP & 40 HC empty supply is negatively impacted with massive vessel delays and omissions in Yantian and Shekou. Customers are encouraged to amend to 20 GP as an alternative in Yantian and Shekou.

Empty operation keeps suspended at Shekou Greeting Fortune Depot D.

Import dry & reefer empty return resums at Yantian depots.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT.

As more cargoes are diverted to Nansha and epidemic prevention measures for COVID-19 are also implemented in Guangzhou, we see traffic congestion and it could take 5 hours for empty container pick up or laden container gate-in.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


June 11, 2021 - Update 11

The following is an update on the latest COVID-19 related impacts to the Yantian/Shekou/Nansha port in the Greater China Area. The situation continues to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located and in Guangzhou where Nansha port is located. We continue to closely monitor the situation and are doing our best to mitigate the impact on your supply chain where possible.

Key Highlights

  • The yard density of Yantian, Shekou and Nansha port remains elevated. We expect continued their ports congestions, vessel omissions and vessel delays upwards of 16 days in the coming week.
  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth is slightly recovering but remains the low productivity which is about 45% of its normal level.
  • We see 40 GP & 40 HC empty supply is negatively impacted with massive vessel delays and omissions in Yantian and Shekou. Customers are encouraged to amend to 20 GP as an alternative in Yantian and Shekou.
  • Expanded list of impacted vessels below
  • Expanded list of Maersk owned vessels which will call Yantian port in the coming week below

Terminals

The yard density of Yantian, Shekou and Nansha port remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We expect continued terminal congestion and vessel delays upwards of 16 days in the coming week.

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) updates

  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth is slightly recovering but remains the low productivity which is about 45% of its normal level.
  • From 08:00 AM 9th of June, all import laden containers resume operation in YICT.
  • From 26th of May, origin export containers and transshipment containers in the western area of YICT have been detained and keep suspended until further notice.
  • From 00:00 AM 10th of June, export laden container gate-in continues to be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA, AND only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.

Shekou port including Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updates

  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13 th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA.

Nansha port updates

  • From 00:00 AM 7th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA in Nansha port.

Vessels

Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that 79 vessels including our partners’ vessels have omitted the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability. Our people are working relentlessly with the contingency plan which covers 56 vessels for origin export shipments.

Please refer to the contingency plan as outlined below. Import laden containers on the omitted vessels are expected to delay for over three weeks.

In the meantime, we provide the best visibility of Maersk owned vessels which will call Yantian port in the coming week. It is subject to change.

Empty Containers

We see 40 GP & 40 HC empty supply is negatively impacted with massive vessel delays and omissions in Yantian and Shekou. Customers are encouraged to amend to 20 GP as an alternative in Yantian and Shekou.

Empty operation keeps suspended at Shekou Greeting Fortune Depot D.

Import dry & reefer empty return resums at Yantian depots.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT.

As more cargoes are diverted to Nansha and epidemic prevention measures for COVID-19 are also implemented in Guangzhou, we see traffic congestion and it could take 5 hours for empty container pick up or laden container gate-in.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


June 09, 2021 - Update 10

The following is an update on the latest COVID-19 related impacts to the Yantian/Shekou/Nansha port in the Greater China Area. The situation continues to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located and in Guangzhou where Nansha port is located. We continue to closely monitor the situation and are doing our best to mitigate the impact on your supply chain where possible.

Key Highlights

  • Due to further measures being implemented, increased congestion and vessel delays upwards of 16 days are expected in Yantian port.
  • From 08:00 AM 9th of June, import laden containers resume operation in the western area of YICT. Other operations keep suspended until further notice. Origin export containers and transshipment containers have been detained there.
  • From 00:00 AM 10th of June, export laden container gate-in continues to be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA, and only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.
  • Expanded list of impacted vessels below.
  • Expanded list of Maersk owned vessels which will call Yantian port in the coming week below.

Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We expect continued terminal congestion and vessel delays upwards of 16 days in the coming week.

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) updates

  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth continues to experience the low productivity which is about 30% of its normal level.
  • From 08:00 AM 9th of June, import laden containers resume operation in the western area of YICT. Other operations keep suspended until further notice. Origin export containers and transshipment containers have been detained there.
  • From 00:00 AM 10th of June, export laden container gate-in continues to be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA, AND only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.
  • Import laden container pick-up which is mainly concentrated in the eastern area of the port maintains normal operations.

Shekou port including Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updates.

  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA.

Nansha port updates

  • From 00:00 AM 7th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA in Nansha port.

Vessels

Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that 64 vessels including our partners’ vessels have omitted the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability. Our people are working relentlessly with the contingency plan which covers 49 vessels for origin export shipments. Import laden containers on the omitted vessels are expected to delay for over three weeks

In the meantime, we provide the best visibility of Maersk owned vessels which will call Yantian port in the coming week. It is subject to change.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian/Shekou retains normal operations with the exception of Shekou Greeting Fortune Depot D. We offer customers to cross pick up at Shekou port if export containers need to gate in Yantian and cross pick-up at Yantian or Shekou with no additional charge if customers move laden containers to Nansha port as loading.

From 00:00 AM 7th of June, import dry empty return is accepted at Yantian depots and import reefer empty return needs to be operated at Shekou depots.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT. For customers who require cross pick at Shekou, Maersk can provide inland drayage as alternative solution.

As more cargoes are diverted to Nansha and epidemic prevention measures for COVID-19 are also implemented in Guangzhou, we see traffic congestion and it could take 5 hours for empty container pick up or laden container gate-in.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


June 08, 2021 - Update 9

The following is an update on the latest COVID-19 related impacts to the Yantian/Shekou/Nansha port in the Greater China Area. The situation continues to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located and in Guangzhou where Nansha port is located. We continue to closely monitor the situation and are doing our best to mitigate the impact on your supply chain where possible.

Key Highlights

  • Due to further measures being implemented, increased congestion and vessel delays upwards of 15 days are expected in Yantian port.
  • All operations in the western area of YICT have been suspended until further notice. Origin export containers and transshipment containers have been detained there until further notice.
  • Expanded list of impacted vessels below.
  • Expanded list of Maersk owned vessels which will call Yantian port in the coming week below.

Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We expect continued terminal congestion and vessel delays upwards of 15 days in the coming week.

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) updates

  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth continues to experience the low productivity which is about 30% of its normal level.
  • All operations in the western area of YICT have been suspended until further notice. Origin export containers and transshipment containers have been detained there until further notice.
  • From 00:00 AM 7th of Jun, export laden container gate-in continues to be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA, and only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.
  • Import laden container pick-up which is mainly concentrated in the eastern area of the port maintains normal operations.

Shekou port including Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updates

  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA.

Nansha port updates

  • From 00:00 AM 7th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA in Nansha port.

Vessels

Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that several vessels will be omitting the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability. Please refer to the contingency plan as outlined below.

In the meantime, we provide the best visibility of Maersk owned vessels which will call Yantian port in the coming week. It is subject to change.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian/Shekou retains normal operations with the exception of Shekou Greeting Fortune Depot D. We offer customers to cross pick up at Shekou port if export containers need to gate in Yantian and cross pick-up at Yantian or Shekou with no additional charge if customers move laden containers to Nansha port as loading.

From 00:00 AM 7th of June, import dry empty return is accepted at Yantian depots and import reefer empty return needs to be operated at Shekou depots.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT. For customers who require cross pick at Shekou, Maersk can provide inland drayage as alternative solution.

As more cargoes are diverted to Nansha and epidemic prevention measures for COVID-19 are also implemented in Guangzhou, we see traffic congestion and it could take 5 hours for empty container pick up or laden container gate-in.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


June 07, 2021 - Update 8

The following is an update on the latest COVID-19 related impacts to the Yantian/Shekou/Nansha port in the Greater China Area. The situation continues to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located and in Guangzhou where Nansha port is located. We continue to closely monitor the situation and are doing our best to mitigate the impact on your supply chain where possible.

Key Highlights

  • From 00:00 AM 7th of Jun, export laden container gate-in continues to be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA, and only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in in Yantian port.
  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA in Shekou port.
  • From 00:00 AM 7th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA in Nansha port.
  • Nansha port traffic congestion and we see it could take 5 hours for empty container pick-up and laden container gate-in.
  • Expanded list of impacted vessels below

Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We expect continued terminal congestion and vessel delays upwards of 14 days in the coming week.

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) updates

  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth continues to experience the low productivity which is about 30% of its normal level.
  • All operations in the western area of YICT have been suspended until further notice.
  • From 00:00 AM 7th of Jun, export laden container gate-in continues to be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA, and only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.
  • Import laden container pick-up which is mainly concentrated in the eastern area of the port maintains normal operations.

Shekou port including Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updates

  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA.

Nansha port updates

  • From 00:00 AM 7th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA in Nansha port.

Vessels

Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that several vessels will be omitting the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian/Shekou retains normal operations with the exception of Shekou Greeting Fortune Depot D. We offer customers to cross pick up at Shekou port if export containers need to gate in Yantian and cross pick-up at Yantian or Shekou with no additional charge if customers move laden containers to Nansha port as loading.

From 00:00 AM 7th of June, import dry empty return is accepted at Yantian depots and import reefer empty return needs to be operated at Shekou depots.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT. For customers who require cross pick at Shekou, Maersk can provide inland drayage as alternative solution.

As more cargoes are diverted to Nansha and epidemic prevention measures for COVID-19 are also implemented in Guangzhou, we see traffic congestion and it could take 5 hours for empty container pick up or laden container gate-in.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


June 04, 2021 - Update 7

The following is an update on the latest COVID-19 related impacts to the Yantian/Shekou/Nansha port in the Greater China Area. The situation continues to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located and in Guangzhou where Nansha port is located. We continue to closely monitor the situation and are doing our best to mitigate the impact on your supply chain where possible.

Key Highlights

  • Due to further measures being implemented, increased congestion and vessel delays upwards of 14 days are expected in Yantian port.
  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA in Shekou port.
  • From 00:00 AM 7th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA in Nansha port.
  • Nansha port traffic congestion and we see it could take 9 hours for empty container pick-up and laden container gate-in.
  • Expanded list of impacted vessels below

Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We expect continued terminal congestion and vessel delays upwards of 14 days in the coming week.

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) updates

  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth continues to experience the low productivity which is about 30% of its normal level.
  • All operations in the western area of YICT have been suspended until further notice.
  • From 00:00 AM 31st of May, export laden container gate-in resumes. In the meantime, from May 31st to Jun 6th, CY-open will be available only 3 days prior to vessel ETA, and only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.
  • Import laden container pick-up which is mainly concentrated in the eastern area of the port maintains normal operations.

Shekou port including Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updates

  • From 00:00 AM 1st of June to 23:59 PM 5th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 5 days prior to vessel ETA.
  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA.

Nansha port updates

  • From 00:00 AM 7th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA in Nansha port.

Vessels

Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that several vessels will be omitting the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability. Please refer to the contingency plan as outlined below.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian retains normal operations. We offer customers to cross pick up at Shekou port if export containers need to gate in Yantian and cross pick-up at Yantian or Shekou with no additional charge if customers move laden containers to Nansha port as loading.

Import empty return at Yantian is suspended until 23:59 PM 6th of June. It is operated at Shekou instead. From 00:00 AM 7th of June, import dry empty return is accepted at Yantian depots and import reefer empty return needs to be operated at Shekou depots.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT. For customers who require cross pick at Shekou, Maersk can provide inland drayage as alternative solution.

As more cargoes are diverted to Nansha and epidemic prevention measures for COVID-19 are also implemented in Guangzhou, we see traffic congestion and it could take 9 hours for empty container pick up or laden container gate-in.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


June 03, 2021 - Update 6

The following is an update on the latest COVID-19 related impacts to the Yantian/Shekou ports in the Greater China Area. The situation continues to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located. We continue to closely monitor the situation and are doing our best to mitigate the impact on your supply chain where possible.

Key Highlights

  • Due to further measures being implemented, increased congestion and vessel delays upwards of 14 days are expected in Yantian port.
  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA in Shekou port.
  • Nansha port traffic congestion and 7-hour waiting times for empty container pick-up and laden container gate-in.
  • Expanded list of impacted vessels below

Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We expect continued terminal congestion and vessel delays upwards of 14 days in the coming week.

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) updates

  • Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth continues to experience the low productivity which is about 30% of its normal level.
  • All operations in the western area of YICT have been suspended until further notice.
  • From 00:00 AM 31st of May, export laden container gate-in resumes. In the meantime, from May 31st to Jun 6th, CY-open will be available only 3 days prior to vessel ETA, and only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.
  • Import laden container pick-up which is mainly concentrated in the eastern area of the port maintains normal operations.

Given COVID-19 prevention period, to ensure terminal safety and the service standard, Shekou port covering Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updated the control measure per the following

  • From 00:00 AM 1st of June to 23:59 PM 5th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 5 days prior to vessel ETA.
  • From 00:00 AM 6th of June to 23:59 PM 13th of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only 3 days prior to vessel ETA.

Vessels

Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that several vessels will be omitting the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian retains normal operations. We offer customers to cross pick up at Shekou port if export containers need to gate in Yantian and cross pick-up at Yantian or Shekou with no additional charge if customers move laden containers to Nansha port as loading.

Import empty return at Yantian is suspended until 23:59 PM 6th of June. It is operated at Shekou instead. From 00:00 AM 7th of June, import dry empty return is accepted at Yantian depots and import reefer empty return needs to be operated at Shekou depots.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT. For customers who require cross pick at Shekou, Maersk can provide inland drayage as alternative solution.

As more cargoes are diverted to Nansha port and quarantine measures for COVID-19 are also implemented there, we see traffic congestion and 7 hours waiting time for empty containers pick-up and laden containers gate-in in Nansha port.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


June 02, 2021 - Update 5

The purpose of this advisory is to provide you with the latest update on the status of the Greater China Yantian/Shekou ports where the situation continues to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located.

Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth continues to experience the low productivity which is about 30% of its normal level. We expect continued terminal congestion and vessel delays upwards of 12 days in the coming week.

YICT updated the control measures per the following

  • All operations in the western area of YICT have been suspended until further notice.
  • From 00:00 AM 31st of May, export laden container gate-in resumes. In the meantime, from May 31st to Jun 6th, CY-open will be available only to vessels within ETA-3 days only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.
  • Import laden container pick-up which is mainly concentrated in the eastern area of the port maintains normal operations.

Given COVID-19 prevention period, to ensure terminal safety and the service standard, Shekou port covering Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updated the control measure per the following

  • From 00:00 AM 1st of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only to vessels within ETA5 days.

Vessels

Vessels Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that several vessels will be omitting the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian retains normal operations. We offer customers to cross pick up at Shekou port if export containers need to gate in Yantian and cross pick-up at Yantian or Shekou with no additional charge if customers move laden containers to Nansha port as loading.

Import empty return at Yantian is suspended. It is operated at Shekou instead.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT. For customers who require cross pick at Shekou or laden containers into Nansha, Maersk can provide inland drayage as alternative solution.

As more cargoes are diverted to Nansha port and quarantine measures for COVID-19 are also implemented there, we see traffic congestion and 5 hours waiting time for empty containers pick-up and laden containers gate-in in Nansha port.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


May 31, 2021 - Update 4

The purpose of this advisory is to provide you with the latest update on the status of the Greater China Yantian/Shekou ports where the situation continues to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen where Yantian port and Shekou port are located.

Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) yard density remains elevated with disinfection and quarantine measures being continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Operation in the eastern area of the terminal where mother vessels mainly berth continues to experience the low productivity which is about 30% of its normal level. We expect continued terminal congestion and vessel delays upwards of 7-8 days in the coming week.

YICT updated the control measures per the following

  • All operations in the western area of YICT have been suspended until further notice.
  • From 00:00 AM 31st of May, export laden container gate-in resumes. In the meantime, from May 31st to Jun 6th, CY-open will be available only to vessels within ETA-3 days only after the terminal confirms the advance reservation made by trucking companies for laden containers gate-in.
  • Import laden container pick-up which is mainly concentrated in the eastern area of the port maintains normal operations.

Given COVID-19 prevention period, to ensure terminal safety and the service standard, Shekou port covering Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal updated the control measure per the following

  • From 00:00 AM 1st of June, export laden container gate-in will be accepted only to vessels within ETA5 days.

Vessels

Due to aforementioned disruptions, we regret to inform you that several vessels will be omitting the Port of Yantian and Shekou in order to protect schedule reliability.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian retains normal operations with the exception of Greeting Fortune Depot. 40 GP and 40 HC empty supply has been negatively impacted by the vessel delays. We offer customers to cross pick up at Shekou port if export containers need to gate in Yantian and cross pickup at Yantian or Shekou with no additional charge if customers move laden containers to Nansha port as loading.

Import empty return at Yantian is suspended. It is operated at Shekou instead.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT needs to be reserved in advance and export laden containers gate-in are subject to the confirmation issued by YICT. For customers who require cross pick at Shekou or laden containers into Nansha, Maersk can provide inland drayage as alternative solution.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


May 29, 2021 - Update 3

Given the unease situation of Yantian port, we wish to provide you with details about any delays or pauses your cargo or shipments may encounter and offer some alternatives for mitigation.

Terminal

A few more COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Yantian International Container Terminal. Consequently, all operations in western area of YICT remain suspended until the further notice.

Terminal yard density keeps quite high with limited improvement. Furthermore, disinfection and quarantine measures are continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Thus, operation in eastern area where mother vessels mainly berth remains but with low productivity still. We see the terminal congestion and 5 days of vessel delays in the coming week.

On 27th of May, YICT updated the control measures of export laden container as following

  • From 22:00 PM 25th of May to 23:59 PM 30th of May, export laden container gate-in will suspend. Import laden container gate-out and empty container pick-up operation will remain as normal.
  • From 00:00 AM 31st of May, export laden container gate-in will resume. In the meantime, from May 31st to Jun 6th, CY-open will be available only to vessels within ETA-3.

Import laden container which mainly concentrates in eastern area keeps normal operation.

Vessels

Regret to inform you that we will have to proceed Yantian port omissions of a few vessels in order to recover the schedule reliability.

Expanded list of Maersk owned vessels to call Yantian in the coming week (subject to change)

Service Vessel/Voyage ETD Yantian Date Updated
Service
TP16
Vessel/Voyage
CEZANNE 121E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/17
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP17
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK SYDNEY 119W
ETD Yantian
2021/6/18
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
AE55
Vessel/Voyage
MUNKEBO MAERSK 120W
ETD Yantian
2021/6/19
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP88
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK SHIVLING 122E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/21
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP16
Vessel/Voyage
COLUMBINE MAERSK 123E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/21
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP23
Vessel/Voyage
PAXI 122E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/22
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP2
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK EUREKA 121N
ETD Yantian
2021/6/23
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP2
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK ELBA 123N
ETD Yantian
2021/6/25
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
AE55
Vessel/Voyage
MOSCOW MAERSK 124W
ETD Yantian
2021/6/27
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP88
Vessel/Voyage
YORK 124E
ETD Yantian
2021/6/28
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP6
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK ESMERALDAS 124N
ETD Yantian
2021/6/30
Date Updated
15-Jun
Service
TP6
Vessel/Voyage
MAERSK ESSEX 125N
ETD Yantian
2021/7/2
Date Updated
15-Jun

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian keeps normal except for Greeting Fortune Depot. We see 40 GP & 40 HC empty supply is negatively impacted with vessel delays in Yantian port. Customers are encouraged to cross pick up at Chiwan or amend to 20 GP as an alternative in Yantian.

Import empty return at Yantian keeps normal as per depot location of delivery order, except for Greeting Fortune Depot.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT has been impacted by the heavy traffic congestion of terminal area and empty pick up is expected to be delayed by 8 hours at least. For customers who requires cross pick at Chiwan, Maersk can provide inland drayage solution. Meanwhile we foresee the heavy congestion will continue after export laden gate-in resumes in YICT from 31st of May.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


May 27, 2021 - Update 2

Given the unease situation of Yantian port, we wish to provide you with details about any delays or pauses your cargo or shipments may encounter and offer some alternatives for mitigation.

Vessels & Terminals

A few more COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Yantian International Container Terminal. Consequently, all operations in western area of YICT remain suspended until the further notice.

Terminal yard density keeps quite high with limited improvement. Furthermore, disinfection and quarantine measures are continuously implemented by local authorities to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Thus, operation in eastern area where mother vessels mainly berth remains but with low productivity still. We see the terminal congestion and 4-5 days of vessel delays in the coming week.

On 27th of May, YICT updated the control measures of export laden container as following

  • From 22:00 PM 25th of May to 23:59 PM 30th of May, export laden container gate-in will suspend. Import laden container gate-out and empty container pick-up operation will remain as normal.
  • From 00:00 AM 31st of May, export laden container gate-in will resume. In the meantime, from May 31st to Jun 6th, CY-open will be available only to vessels within ETA-3.

Import laden container which mainly concentrates in eastern area keeps normal operation.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian keeps normal except for Greeting Fortune Depot. We see 40 GP & 40 HC empty supply is negatively impacted with vessel delays in Yantian port. Customers are encouraged to cross pick up at Chiwan or Dachan Bay or amend to 20 GP as an alternative in Yantian.

Import empty return at Yantian keeps normal as per depot location of delivery order, except for Greeting Fortune Depot.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT has been impacted by the heavy traffic congestion of terminal area and empty pick up is expected to be delayed by 8 hours at least. For customers who requires cross pick at Chiwan, Maersk can provide inland drayage solution. Meanwhile we foresee the heavy congestion will continue after export laden gate-in resumes in YICT from 31st of May.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.


May 26, 2021 - Update 1

Given the uncertain situation of Yantian port, we wish to provide you with details about any delays or pauses your cargo or shipments may encounter and offer some alternatives for mitigation.

Vessels & Terminals

A few COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Yantian International Container Terminal. Consequently, all operations in western area of YICT are suspended until the further notice.

Terminal yard density reaches 96%. Furthermore, disinfection and quarantine measures are implemented by local authorities to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Thus, operation in eastern area where mother vessels mainly berth remains but with low productivity. We see the terminal congestion and 2.5-3.5 days of vessel delays in the coming week.

For export laden container, YICT announced the control measures to improve terminal productivity.

  • From 22:00 PM 25th of May to 23:59 PM 27th of May, export laden container gate-in will suspend. Laden container gate-out and empty container pick-up operation will remain as normal.
  • From 00:00 AM 28th of May, export laden container gate-in will resume. In the meantime, from May 28th to Jun 3rd, CY-open will be available only to vessels within ETA-4.

Import laden container which mainly concentrates in eastern area keeps normal operation.

Empty Containers

Export empty pick-up at Yantian keeps normal except for Greeting Fortune Depot. We see 40 GP & 40 HC empty supply is negatively impacted with vessel delays in Yantian port. Customers are encouraged to cross pick up at Chiwan or Dachan Bay or amend to 20 GP as an alternative in Yantian.

Import empty return at Yantian keeps normal as per depot location of delivery order, except for Greeting Fortune Depot.

Landside Service

Trucking service into YICT has been impacted by the heavy traffic congestion of terminal area and empty pick up is expected to be delayed by 8 hours at least. For customers who requires cross pick at Chiwan, Maersk can provide inland drayage solution. Meanwhile we foresee the heavy congestion will continue after export laden gate-in resumes in YICT from 28th of May.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Maersk professional.

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