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Overview of Yantian International Container Terminal

 

Roughly a month ago, the shipping industry has been with hit yet with another crisis. This time round, the world’s 4th largest container – Yantian International Port was struck yet again with the deadly Covid virus. Workers of Yantian International Port were asked to isolate themselves for roughly a week and operations came to a near halt.

As to why a lockdown can bring a massive repercussion to the world? Here is a little background of China’s lockdown that has been taken place to contribute to the congestion over in Yantian International Port. As we all know back in 2019, when the virus outbreak has just started, China declares a lockdown in a particular district, and everything is order to be shut, regardless if you are part of essential services or in the F&B industry. -With that, we can see this same effect taking place again in Yantian port.

Workers who do not live in Yantian area will be barred from crossing the district and are not allowed to cross district to go to their workplace which lead to a decrease of 80% of workforce. With thousands of staffs working round the clock at the port during its full capacity period, it is now down to only 20% and this has a massive domino effect on the closure.

With the reduction of 80% manpower, Yantian International Port has lost an estimated 357,000 Teus in the last 2 weeks. To give a comparison, during the 7 days that Ever Given was stuck in the Suez Canal, the estimated TEU that the port has lost out is an estimated 333,000 Teus in the same period of time.

With the vessel unable to discharge their cargo and load fresh cargo, this has resulted in a slow turnover time and shortage of containers.  Not only that consumers are not being able to get their cargoes on time, they are now forced to pay double of the ocean freight that they were paying 6-8 months ago. For instance, an average ocean freight cost is in the region of USD 10,000 per 40 feet. It has now doubled to USD 20,000 per 40 feet.

The average dwell time for vessels to berth at Yantian International Port is now at 15 days on average and is predicted to only get worse on from here, with each grueling day slowly passing. Customers are not only unable to get their cargo but they are potentially being charged with a high port storage charges. To go around this problem, certain shipping lines have decided to omit Yantian all together and discharge their cargo at the neighboring ports – Guangdong, Shekou, Chiwan, and Nansha which has resulted in the other ports being affected with the congestion.

Yantian Container Port

Yantian Container Port

An insider news has informed that with the current situation that is ongoing, they do not have confident that this congestion will ease in a month or two and have predicted that Christmas holidays in Western Countries will be again affected for the 2nd year.

Like the Suez Canal, Yantian International Port plays an important role to the international water trades as it consists of 30 major shipping lines operating around 80 weekly services creating a very comprehensive network for shipping routes around the world. As a rough idea, Yantian International Port has managed to handle an estimate 13.5million teus on a yearly basis.

However, there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. On the 23rd of June, Yantian International Port has announced that it will resume operation at its maximum capacity possible with hope that things can be rectify as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

Yantian International Container Terminals – News Centre – News – YANTIAN Resumes Full Operations (yict.com.cn)
China’s Yantian Port ship congestion worse than Suez Canal mess; ‘becoming global problem’ (republicworld.com)
Congestion Grows in China’s Yantian Port due to COVID-19 Outbreak (maritime-executive.com)
Port Congestion At Port Of Yantian And Surrounding Ports Has Been Worsening (marineinsight.com)
China shipping: Yantian port delays already worse than those caused by Suez Canal debacle in March | South China Morning Post (scmp.com)

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Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule: 25th February 2021

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Latest sailing schedule

 

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Port Klang to Motukea (Port Moresby) Chengtu 2109S 15-Mar 31-Mar On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2111S 4-Apr 21-Apr
Chengtu 2113S 26-Apr 13-May
Carpenters Sirius 2115S 18-May 4-Jun
Port Klang to LAE Changsha 2108S 5-Mar 19-Mar On refer
Chengtu 2109S 15-Mar 3-Apr On refer
Chefoo 2110S 29-Mar 13-Apr On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2111S 4-Apr 25-Apr
Changsha 2112S 15-Apr 30-Apr
Port Klang to Rabaul Chengtu 2109S 15-Mar 11-Apr On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2111S 4-Apr 3-May
Chengtu 2113S 26-Apr 25-May
Carpenters Sirius 2115S 18-May 16-Jun
Port Klang to Madang Chengtu 2109S 15-Mar 14-Apr On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2111S 4-Apr 6-May
Chengtu 2113S 26-Apr 28-May
Carpenters Sirius 2115S 18-May 19-Jun
Port Klang to Honiara Changsha 2108S 5-Mar 24-Mar On refer
Chefoo 2110S 29-Mar 18-Apr On refer
Changsha 2112S 15-Apr 6-May
Chefoo 2114S 7-May 28-May
Port Klang to Port Vila New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2108S 12-Mar 4-Apr 23-Apr
Coral Chief (Feeder) 2109S 26-Mar 18-Apr 8-May
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2110S 9-Apr 4-May 24-May
Highland Chief (Feeder) 2111S 23-Apr 21-May 9-Jun
Port Klang to Santo New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2108S 12-Mar 4-Apr 16-May
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2110S 9-Apr 4-May 18-Jun

on refer indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed sailing schedule (eta) ex-Penang and ex-Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details. Contact details as per below email.

To download / view long range schedule click following link: Papua New Guinea / Solomon Islands & Vanuatu

 

Updates:

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Feb-21 USD 400 USD 800 USD 24
Mar-21 USD 450 USD 900 USD 27

 

  1. Announcement:
  • Equipment imbalance surcharge (EIS): USD 300 per 20’GP / USD 600 per 40’HC effective for shipments with shipped on board date of 15th December 2020 onwards.
  • General rate increase (GRI): USD 450 per 20’GP / USD 900 per 40’HC effective for shipments with bills of lading date on or after 16th March 2020 – applicable to shipments into Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Details of announcement can be found in this post “Carpenters Shipping General Rate Restoration”

 

  1. Events in Port Klang:
  • Covid-19: Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extended for Selangor, KL, Penang and Johor til 4th March 2021.

Note: Our office is open (with reduced workforce) during this period. Operating hours is 0900hrs to 1700hrs (Monday to Friday).

 

  1. Others updates:

** NAT – Terminal of call Changshu, near Shanghai

**Noumea Chief 2107S blank sailing due to Lunar New Year.

**Soochow 2105S omit Nansha, all cargoes to be tranship via Busan.

**Shuntien 2104S omit Motukea.

**Lae Chief 2105S to make an ad hoc call to Busan to pick up Motukea cargoes intended to load on Shuntien 2104S.

**Shengking 2107S omit Nansha, cargo to be tranship via Busan.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Siti                  : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

 

 

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Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule: 14th January 2021 =updated=

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Updated sailing schedule:

 

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Port Klang to Motukea (Port Moresby) Chengtu 2105S 31-Jan 16-Feb On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2107S 19-Feb 8-Mar On refer
Chengtu 2109S 13-Mar 30-Mar
Carpenters Sirius 2111S 4-Apr 21-Apr
Port Klang to LAE Changsha 2104S 29-Jan 9-Feb On refer
Chengtu 2105S 31-Jan 19-Feb On refer
Chefoo 2106S 8-Feb 23-Feb On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2107S 19-Feb 12-Mar On refer
Changsha 2108S 2-Mar 17-Mar
Port Klang to Rabaul Chengtu 2105S 31-Jan 27-Feb On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2107S 19-Feb 20-Mar On refer
Chengtu 2109S 13-Mar 11-Apr
Carpenters Sirius 2111S 4-Apr 3-May
Port Klang to Madang Chengtu 2105S 31-Jan 2-Mar On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2107S 19-Feb 23-Mar On refer
Chengtu 2109S 13-Mar 14-Apr
Carpenters Sirius 2111S 4-Apr 6-May
Port Klang to Honiara Changsha 2104S 29-Jan 12-Feb On refer
Chefoo 2106S 8-Feb 1-Mar On refer
Changsha 2108S 2-Mar 23-Mar
Chefoo 2110S 24-Mar 14-Apr
Port Klang to Port Vila Coral Chief (Feeder) 2105S 22-Jan 13-Feb 5-Mar
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2106S 5-Feb 28-Feb 20-Mar
Highland Chief (Feeder) 2107S 19-Feb 18-Mar 7-Apr
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2108S 5-Mar 1-Apr 22-Apr
Port Klang to Santo Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2106S 5-Feb 28-Feb 13-Apr
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2108S 5-Mar 1-Apr 16-May

on refer indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.Note: for detailed sailing schedule (eta) ex-Penang and ex-Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details.

 

Other updates:

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Jan-21 USD 350 USD 700 USD 21
Feb-21 USD 400 USD 800 USD 24
  1. Equipment Imbalance Surcharge (EIS):
  • USD 300 per 20’GP / USD 600 per 40’HC effective for shipments with shipped on board date of 15th December 2020 onwards.
  1. Events in Port Klang:
  • Covid-19: Movement Control Order (MCO) has been reimplemented till 26th January 2021.
  • Note: Our office is open (with reduced workforce) during this period. Operating hours is 0900hrs to 1700hrs (Monday to Friday).
  • Jan 28: Thaipusam

 

 

 

  1. Others updates:

**Mia Schulte 2031N will phase out at S’pore & will be replaced by Chengtu 2101S at S’pore

**NAX service omits KHH call effective voy. 2016S & will call HKG eff. voy. 2015S

**NAT service omit Ningbo call & to call Changshu Port, Shanghai—

**Shengking 2103S Soochow 2101S, 2105S omit Rabaul call

**Soochow 2101S omits Nansha & Motukea call

**Shuntien 2104S, Lae Chief 2105S, & Chekiang 2106S omit Nansha

**Highland Chief 2021S, 2103S, 2107S, Coral Chief 2101S, 2105S omit Santo call

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Siti                  : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

 

 

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Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule: 7th January 2021

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Updated sailing schedule:

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Port Klang to Motukea (Port Moresby) Carpenters Sirius 2103S 7-Jan 24-Jan Currently in PKG
Chengtu 2105S 29-Jan 14-Feb On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2107S 19-Feb 8-Mar
Chengtu 2109S 13-Mar 30-Mar
Port Klang to LAE Carpenters Sirius 2103S 7-Jan 27-Jan Currently in PKG
Changsha 2104S 26-Jan 8-Feb On refer
Chengtu 2105S 29-Jan 18-Feb On refer
Chefoo 2106S 8-Feb 23-Feb
Carpenters Sirius 2107S 19-Feb 12-Mar
Port Klang to Rabaul Carpenters Sirius 2103S 7-Jan 4-Feb Currently in PKG
Chegntu 2105S 29-Jan 26-Feb On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2107S 19-Feb 20-Mar
Chengtu 2109S 13-Mar 11-Apr
Port Klang to Madang Carpenters Sirius 2103S 7-Jan 7-Feb Currently in PKG
Chengtu 2105S 29-Jan 1-Mar On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2107S 19-Feb 23-Mar
Chengtu 2109S 13-Mar 14-Apr
Port Klang to Honiara Changsha 2104S 26-Jan 13-Feb On refer
Chefoo 2106S 8-Feb 1-Mar
Changsha 2108S 3-Mar 23-Mar
Chefoo 2110S 24-Mar 14-Apr
Port Klang to Port Vila Coral Chief (Feeder) 2105S 15-Jan 13-Feb 8-Mar
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2106S 5-Feb 1-Mar 20-Mar
Highland Chief (Feeder) 2107S 19-Feb 17-Mar 6-Apr
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2108S 5-Mar 2-Apr 22-Apr
Port Klang to Santo Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2106S 5-Feb 1-Mar 14-Apr
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2108S 5-Mar 2-Apr 17-May

on refer indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed sailing schedule (eta) ex-Penang and ex-Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details.

Updates:

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Jan-21 USD 350 USD 700 USD 21
Feb-21 USD 400 USD 800 USD 24
  1. Equipment Imbalance Surcharge (EIS):
  • USD 300 per 20’GP / USD 600 per 40’HC effective for shipments with shipped on board date of 15th December 2020 onwards.

 

  1. Events in Port Klang:

Covid-19: Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor has been extended till 14 January 2021.

Note: Our office is open (with reduced workforce) during this period. Operating hours is 0900hrs to 1700hrs (Monday to Friday).

 

  1. Others updates:

 **Mia Schulte 2031N will phase out at S’pore & will be replaced by Chengtu 2101S at S’pore

**NAX service omits KHH call effective voy. 2016S & will call HKG eff. voy. 2015S

**NAT service omit Ningbo call & to call Changshu Port, Shanghai

**Shengking 2103S Soochow 2101S, 2105S omit Rabaul call

**Soochow 2101S omits Nansha & Motukea call

**Shuntien 2104S, Lae Chief 2105S, & Chekiang 2106S omit Nansha

**Highland Chief 2021S, 2103S, 2107S, Coral Chief 2101S, 2105S omit Santo call

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Siti                  : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

 

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NEWZEALAND Shipping’s sailing schedule dated 17th July 2020

Following last week’s announcement that QEL Shipping is the appointed agent for NEWZEALAND Shipping, below is a follow through of the latest sailing schedule.

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1. Events in Port Klang:

  • Covid-19: Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia has been extended up to 31st August, 2020.
  • 31st July: Hari Raya Haji
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Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule: 16th July 2020

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Below updated sailing schedule for your planning.

Updates:

1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:

Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Jul-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12
Aug-20 USD 275 USD 550 USD 16.50

2. Events in Port Klang:

  • Covid-19: Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia has been extended up to 31st August, 2020.
  • 31st July: Hari Raya Haji

 

3. Others updates:

**NAT service omit Ningbo call

**NAT service to call Changshu Port, Shanghai

**Siangtan 2014S omits Ningbo & Nansha call

**Soochow 2009S, Shengking 2011S, Soochow 2013S omit Rabaul call

**Highland Chief 2013S, 2017S, 2021S, Papuan Chief 2012S, Coral Chief 2015S, 2019S omit Santo call

**Highland C. 2013S, 2017S & Coral C. 2015S, New G.C. 2014S, Papuan C. 2012S, 2016S omit XGA & QDG call

 

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Port Klang to Motukea (Port Moresby) Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 22-Aug On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 13-Sep
Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep 5-Oct
Carpenters Sirius 2029S 10-Oct 27-Oct
Port Klang to LAE Changsha 2022S 27-Jul 9-Aug On refer
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 26-Aug On refer
Orea 2024S 16-Aug 31-Aug On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 17-Sep
Changsha 2026S 07-Sep 22-Sep
Port Klang to Rabaul Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 3-Sep On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 25-Sep
Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep 17-Oct
Carpenters Sirius 2029S 10-Oct 08-Nov
Port Klang to Madang Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 6-Sep On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 28-Sep
Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep 20-Oct
Carpenters Sirius 2029S 10-Oct 11-Nov
Port Klang to Honiara Changsha 2022S 27-Jul 16-Aug On refer
Orea 2024S 16-Aug 6-Sep On refer
Changsha 2026S 7-Sep 28-Sep
Orea 2028S 29-Sep 20-Oct
Port Klang to Port Vila Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2016S 24-Jul 19-Aug 8-Sep
Highland Chief (Feeder) 2017S 14-Aug 6-Sep 26-Sep
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2018S 28-Aug 22-Sep 12-Oct
Coral Chief (Feeder) 2019S 11-Sep 8-Oct 28-Oct
Port Klang to Santo Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2016S 24-Jul 19-Aug 3-Oct
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2018S 28-Aug 22-Sep 5-Nov

 

on refer indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed sailing schedule (eta) ex-Penang and ex-Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi              +60(3)5623 6233 / +60(16)2127903

Jeremy          +60(3)56236265 / +60(17)6938335

Jeff                +60(3)56236265 / +60(16)6605981

Haren            +60(3)56236331

Siti                  +60(3)56236225

Faizah            +60(3)56236226

 

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