Recently, some important ports have been affected to a certain extent due to bad weather, epidemics and other reasons.
Protests and strikes were held at the Port of Colombo
On July 21, Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port Authority Union stated that it planned to hold protests and strikes at the East Container Terminal of Colombo Port for a period of one month starting on July 22. Week.
The Colombo port industry currently has 23 unions, and members of all unions participated in the protest. The protest at the East Container Terminal of Colombo Port will largely lead to a comprehensive Paralysis occurs, and goods cannot be cleared through customs.
Freight forwarders and foreign trade friends who transport goods at this port need to pay attention.
The Port of Colombo is one of the important midway ports on the world’s shipping lines in Eurasia, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The port has a history of more than 400 years.
Colombo Port, also known as Colombo Artificial Port, is not only the largest port in Sri Lanka, but also one of the largest artificial ports in the world.
The Port of Colombo has an area of 24,000 square meters and a total of 2 port entrances. The water depth of the port is between 9 meters and 11 meters. It has excellent conditions and is suitable for docking large and super large ones. Ships can park 40 very large ships and some small and medium-sized ships at the same time.
The port has three breakwaters on the southwest, northeast and northwest sides. One side faces the sea and is in an excellent location to facilitate the entry and exit of ships.
The Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka has an excellent geographical location. It is located in a central location on the east and west coasts of the Indian Ocean. It is about 3,000 kilometers away from the Strait of Malacca and the Gulf of Aden, so it is ideal for crossing Indian Ocean ship transit port and supply port.
Nigeria’s largest port is severely congested
Nigeria’s largest port, Apapa There is severe congestion at the port, and container fleets have been waiting outside the port for months just to line up to enter the port.
Currently, all roads leading to the Lagos Port are severely congested. Trucks are queuing up in long queues. Drivers hope to reach the port area as soon as possible and put down export containers. Or pick up imported containers.
During this time, the drivers have been stuck in muddy and dirty journeys, taking a shower in the area at night due to heavy rains in the area that have worsened road conditions, Eat and sleep while waiting to be allowed into port.
Qingdao Port encountered heavy rainfall and the terminal has stopped operations
Due to the combined influence of the southwest warm and humid airflow at the edge of the subtropical high pressure and surface cyclones, Qingdao ushered in large-scale heavy rainfall on the 22nd, and Qingdao issued a red rainstorm warning late at night.
As of 6 o’clock today, the cumulative average precipitation in Qingdao City has reached 107.5 mm, which has reached the level of heavy rain!
Many freight forwarders informed their customers on WeChat Moments that some stations have stopped operations, and many roads in Huangdao District are seriously flooded. There are traffic jams in and out of the port area, and cabinets cannot be delivered on time.
Some freight forwarders said that due to the current strong wind speed in the Qingdao Investment Bonded Port Area, the truck entry channel at the park gate is temporarily closed, and the QQCT Terminal has stopped operations. The details need to wait for further notice.
The Port of Cape Town was forced to close during the storm
According to The storm hit several areas along the South African coast, including across Cape Town, with seas and waves exceeding 9 meters (30 feet), and port authority Transnet said it was closely monitoring the situation to determine when it would be safe to resume port operations.
On July 13, stormy weather and extremely rough sea conditions caused waves of more than 9 meters to surge, seriously disrupting the navigation of ships entering and leaving the Cape Town port. Concerned about the danger of anchors left in Table Bay under such conditions, ships anchored outside were steered south, away from the coast.
Five ships were delayed from entering the port to berth on Tuesday, and all ships were put on hold. Transnet said late on Tuesday that safety remained Transnet’s top priority and officials would continue to closely monitor the situation and adjust plans accordingly.
The port authority said it will continue to test these swells and allow ships to enter the Port of Cape Town if it is safe to do so. Operations inside the port terminal have also been stopped while all gantry cranes and cargo handling equipment are securely secured.
The severe weather is expected to continue until July 16. Transnet said that the ports of Port Elizabeth and Ngqura in the Eastern Cape Province further east along the coast were also affected by strong winds, and all necessary measures were taken to ensure the safety of employees and property.
Chittagong Port cancels 14-day quarantine for Chinese ships
We have often reported on the serious congestion at Chittagong port before.
As of now, the Bangladeshi authorities believe that the epidemic situation in China has been well controlled and is considered a safe country. Chittagong port authorities have lifted quarantine orders on all ships arriving from China.
For several months, all ships arriving from China (with an average voyage of 11 days) have been subject to quarantine to accommodate the global 14-day quarantine.��Requirement. These ships generally have to wait 3-4 days after arrival before being allowed to berth at the port. Since July 12, Chittagong Port has lifted this restriction, and ships can berth immediately upon arrival at the port.
According to a report by Bangladesh’s “Financial Express” at the end of April, due to the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic, Chittagong Port in Bangladesh is facing a serious backlog of container cargo. The Ministry of Commerce of Bangladesh requires garment manufacturers to move imported goods into their own warehouses as soon as possible to avoid backlogs at seaports and airports.
The Textile Department of the Bangladesh Ministry of Commerce announced that nearly 50% of the containers backlogged in Chittagong Port belong to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturing Association and Bangladesh It is a subsidiary member enterprise of China Textile Industry Export Association. At that time, Chittagong Port had a backlog of more than 51,000 standard containers, far exceeding the port’s capacity of 36,000 containers. </p