( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

Shanghai Yangshan port

SHANGHAI, Apr 19 (FAM) – Shrinking capacity, dense fog and bad weather has resulted in serious congestion at the Shanghai-Yangshang ports causing ships to divert when they cannot make berthing windows.

“Our vessels have been impacted by the congestion at the Yangshan due to bad weather,” Maersk told American Shipper, adding that many ships remain at sea waiting for conditions to improve before attempting to enter the harbour.

Nicolas Vittori, network manager for France-based Setcargo, also blamed carrier over booking. “Containers Chinese exporters deliver are left stranded at the port without being loaded onto ships,” he said.