Shipping congestion in Shanghai: ‘chaos’ also in Europe

They’re back: The infamous cargo ship jams that have repeatedly disrupted global supply chains since the pandemic began have reappeared off China’s coasts. Last Wednesday, 230 ships anchored at the shared roadstead off the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. On Thursday, ship tracking website Vesselfinder already classified 296 ships as “expected” off both Ningbo and Shanghai’s ports yesterday. Some are being diverted to Shenzhen, causing ships to pile up there as well.

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