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Box ships continue to cram into leading ports across the world, with 37.8% of vessels from the global container fleet idling at berth or anchorage while waiting to be worked, shipping services provider Clarksons has found through its port congestion index (PCI).

This figure, recorded last Thursday by the London consultancy’s PCI, is an increase on the previous congestion high reported in October last year.

Moreover, the new low in port throughput seems clear considering that the average level of port congestion stood at 31.5% prior to the coronavirus outbreak in 2019/2020.

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