Yangtze River pilot lockdown intensifies China port congestion
Vessels are being stranded at ports on the river due to the lack of pilots and the line-up of vessels forced to wait in the anchorage outside the estuary is increasing rapidly. Owners are unclear how long the problem will last
At least 200 pilots at Nanjing and Jiangyin stations have been quarantined by Chinese authorities as a precautionary measure after two of their colleagues tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. Operations are almost entirely halted, causing widespread delays in one of China’s key maritime waterways
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