Yantian & Shekou/ Nansha, China
Port Operations Update

23rd June 2021

Dear Customer,

Following the last update advised on 11th June, the cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou continue to face the full impact of the pandemic, causing a ripple effect of port congestion in Yantian, Shekou and Nansha.

Although we see a slight improvement in some port operations, we continue to closely monitor the situation and provide you the most relevant, up to date information to keep your supply chain moving and navigate through this high volatility period together.


1) Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT):
▪ Yard density has reduced to 60%, we expect continued vessel omissions and delays at Yantian port of up to 4 days or more in the coming weeks.
▪ YICT operations have improved as follows:
a) Full operations have resumed in the western area of YICT for export laden and transhipment containers into greater China that were previously detained.
b) Operations in the eastern area of YICT for deep sea vessel arrivals, have recovered to about 70% of its normal level.
c) Export laden container gate-ins at YICT are increasing and continue being accepted 7 days prior to the vessel ETA as a rule. This includes terminal confirmation of advance reservations made by trucking companies.
d) Trucking reservations into port have improved to 8000 containers per day and is estimated to increase further.
▪ Import laden container pick-up which is mainly concentrated in the eastern area of the port maintain normal operations.

2) Shekou Port (including Chiwan Container Terminal, Mawan Container Terminal and Shekou Container Terminal):
▪ Export laden container gate-ins continue being accepted only 7 days prior to vessel ETA, which has been effective since 7th June.
▪ Trucking reservations into port have improved to 5000 containers per day, subject to advance gate-ins booked by the drivers.
▪ Traffic congestion continues to worsen, taking up to 8-10 hours waiting time for an empty container pick-up/ return and laden containers being gated in.
▪ Nasha yard density has reached a 100%, we expect further vessel delays at port of up to 4-5 days in the coming weeks.

Due to the mentioned disruptions, we must advise that several vessels will be omitting the Port of Yantian, Shekou or Nansha in order to protect schedule reliability. Please have your local agents work with our team in China to coordinate.

The NYK FUTAGO V 077 S and the NEOKASTRO V 083 S schedules have been revised to omit Yantian in WEEK 26 & 27.
Ongoing reviews of the ANZL service will continue to identify if further omissions are required to maintain vessel schedules through Asia back to Oceania.
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. Please contact your local Hamburg Süd representatives should you require more information.