The BOC Blast 225 – HEAVY FOG IN YANGTZE RIVER AREA AND SHANGHAI PORT

HEAVY FOG IN YANGTZE RIVER AREA AND SHANGHAI PORT

Heavy fog hit Yangtze river area and Shanghai port from 27-March, reducing visibility and stranding ships.

Expected that the recent sea fog will continue to 2-Apr.

Shanghai maritime safety administration has implemented traffic control over the Yangtze River waterway and Shanghai port for several days (beginning in March 27th), and is expected to have a serious impact on the Yangtze river barge and the ship at Shanghai port. More than 1550 ships in the Yangtze River channel have been trapped at the ports along.

As of April 2, Shanghai port is still closed, continuing to control the ship entering into. According to the prediction of the observatory, the heavy fog may continue to 2-Apr. It will take time for normal port operation to recover after heavy fog. Therefore, it is expected That there will have a continuous impact, some sailing will be delay or canceled accordingly. It will also affect the ETD for the port of Loading which on same sailing and behind of Shanghai port, all POD’s ETA,  etc…