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PUBLISHER: container News (www.container-news.com)

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) in China’s Shenzhen Port is taking in export-bound containers with an estimated berthing time of four days, as containers are accumulating in its yard as a result of disrupted shipping schedules.

YICT, part of Hutchison Ports, said in a notice on 19 January that the situation has become more pressing, as Chinese exporters are rushing to get their goods out before Chinese New Year on 1 February.

Such a move is not unprecedented. At the start of 2021, South Korea’s Busan port slashed the 10-day cut-off time for export-bound containers to enter the yard to three days.

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