Yantian Port Congestion Update

We would like to inform you that there is an ongoing congestion issue at the Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) in Shenzhen, China, and that yard density remains high.

A number of COVID-19 cases had emerged at the port last week, and tightened health and safety measures have been rolled out by local authorities.

The overall operation productivity at YICT has been adversely impacted, and we expect the current vessel berthing delays and port congestion situation will likely continue for at least a week.

Please be informed of the following measures by YICT to improve the current port congestion situation:

  • Acceptance of export laden containers has resumed from 00:00 AM on 31 May. But please note that from 31 May to 6 June, only export laden containers with ETA-3 (i.e. within 3 days of the vessel’s Estimated Time of Arrival) will be accepted.
  • Pick-up of import laden containers (mainly in the eastern area of the port) remains as per normal.

MSC will also be omitting a number of calls at the Yantian port so as to minimise impact on our vessel schedules.

As we expect that there will be some changes regarding the CY open/closing dates for the port, as well as release of empties during this period, please contact us for latest updates.

MSC continues to monitor and implement necessary measures to minimise disruptions.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local MSC representatives in our global network of more than 500 offices.