|China – Dense Fog in Shanghai Causes Vessel Delays|
|Dear Valued Customer,
The terminals in Shanghai are gradually reopening as the dense fog that has been affecting the area starts to dissipate. An intense fog had been hanging over the Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta Area over the past two weeks, causing disruptions to port operations and ocean carrier services.
Port operations at both Wai Gao Qiao and Yangshan terminals in Shanghai are gradually resuming. However, the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration has advised that it may take two to three weeks for operations to return to normal in Shanghai. Customers can expect delays to their shipments on the vessels affected.
We are pleased to inform you that APL has started calling the newly opened Yangshan Terminal 4. Strategically located near the open seas, this will add to our customers options.
Please be assured that APL is working closely with the terminal operators to expedite your cargo flow. In the meantime, we seek your patience and understanding and will continue to keep you apprised of any update or development.
For assistance, please contact your local APL Customer Service Representative.
We thank you for your business and continued support.
Heavy Fog Continues in Shanghai Port / Yangtze River Area
Only weeks after the last fog in late March and early April, Shanghai port has not yet fully restored
Its normal production order. In recent days, Shanghai port and the Yangtze River estuary deep-water
Channel are again shrouded in fog. This has caused Yangtze River’s North trough & South trough to close, and further delay ships.
The Yangtze River channel has been closed for days. Meanwhile, Ningbo coastal area has also been affected, with many vessels delayed for a week. This may result in reloading fees, causing origin local fees to be higher than usual.