May 26, 2021 – The Port of Yantian said it will stop taking in loaded containers as congestion at the export hub in Southern China increases. The restriction was implemented from 2200 hrs local time on May 25 to 2359 hrs on May 27 and will be partly lifted afterwards only for export boxes with their vessels expected to arrive at the port within the next four days. Pickups of import or empty containers, however, will still be allowed over the period. “The serious delay in ship schedule has led to extremely high density at Yantian’s storage yard and has severely affected the operational efficiency at terminals,” a port statement said.