Following weeks of disruption due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Hutchison Ports has released a statement confirming that Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) will return to normal as of midnight (local time) on Thursday 24th June 2021.
In its statement, Hutchison Ports said it had taken proactive measures to steadily resume normal operations. With COVID-19 currently under control in the port area, operational capacity has steadily recovered.
- All berths – including the West Port area – will essentially resume normal operations
- The number of laden gate-in tractors will be increased to 9,000 per day, and the pickup of empty containers and import laden containers remain normal
- The arrangements of accepting export laden containers will resume as normal, with ETA-7 (within 7 days of the vessel’s ETA)
Despite this positive news, the backlog of containers will take weeks to clear and significant delays will likely continue to impact the global supply chain for some time yet.
We are continuing to monitor the situation. For any enquiries relating to specific bookings, please contact our Customer teams.