Good news, Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) is fully operational as of Thursday morning, June 24, 2021. The challenge will now be clearing the backlog over the next four weeks, as peak season draws near.
All berths are fully operational, with laden gate-in tractors back to 9,000 trucks per day. The requirement of export laden containers only being accepted within seven days of a vessel’s arrival remains in effect.
As we are heading into peak shipping season—which typically runs from July through the third quarter until Golden Week at the beginning of October—carriers are scrambling to resume calls at Yantian.
The flood of backlogged export containers being cleared will combine with record U.S. import volume, as well as rising demand from European importers who are rebuilding inventories to serve their reopening economies. This will cause a more intense peak season.
If you have questions on how this may impact your shipments, please reach out to your Mohawk Global representative.