The average wait time for container vessels at Zhoushan in southern China – the third-largest container port in the world by annual handling capacity – spiked to more than 60 hours in the second week of February. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China’s ports reach ‘turning point’ as Covid-19 backlog clears

  • Crane operators, customs officers, tugboat pilots and other key logistics links have began to slot into place after lockdowns across the country had led to congestion
  • China is the largest container cargo handler – processing around 30 per cent of global traffic or around 715,000 containers a day in 2019
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
The average wait time for container vessels at Zhoushan in southern China – the third-largest container port in the world by annual handling capacity – spiked to more than 60 hours in the second week of February. Photo: Xinhua
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