Port Congestion Added to Asia Ocean Issues

May 28, 2024

Port Congestion Added to Asia Ocean Issues

 

Asian ports are now suffering from a wave of port congestion, which is disrupting ocean freight schedules throughout Southeast Asia and the Far East.

Singapore is amongst the worst affected right now, which is understood to be at critical levels. Berthing delays of up to a week have become commonplace, which has led several carriers to omit calling at the Southeast Asian port.

In addition to ports in South East Asia, Shanghai and Qingdao have been witnessing a build up of ships waiting to berth, incurring their highest levels of congestion since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The longer routes around the Cape Of Good Hope are largely being blamed for the issues in Asia ports, which has disrupted schedules and led to vessel bunching.

Combined with the space issues and container shortage already reported, the congestion is adding another layer of complexity to securing booking availability, as rates continue to move upwards.

The team at Atlantic Pacific are working hard to manage the situation and once more remind customers to provide as much notice as possible ahead of bookings.

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