1 in 5 container vessels globally is waiting outside a congested port -of which 27.7% in China
The images below show a 48-hour snapshot of container vessels waiting outside of China’s ports in April, during which Shanghai went into lockdown, March, during which Shenzhen was locked down, and February, during which no lockdown was in place.
The trend is very clear – in the April and March snapshots, there were 506 and 470 vessels, respectively, stuck outside of Chinese ports. In February, that number was only 260. In essence, lockdowns in China have nearly doubled the congestion outside the country’s ports.