Congestion easing in some Ports in China


Heeding the call to return to work by Premier Xi Jingpin, crane operators and other experienced port employees have reduced congestion at some ports in China. Reuters reported that 13,000 containers were handled in the port of Zhoushan, the nation’s largest, on February 22nd, up from the low double-digits earlier in the month.


There is still a shortage of truck drivers given that over 800 are needed to transport containers to and from the port.


An encouraging note is the drop in vessels diverted from the port with 61 this past week compared to 144 during the second week of February.