China port closures to delay Christmas shipments, stall electronics production in Singapore

Ningbo-Zhoushan Port is among the busiest ports in China.
Ningbo-Zhoushan Port is among the busiest ports in China.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - If you celebrate Christmas, you may want to start gift shopping for the season now.

With several terminal closures at China's key ports recently, the queue of container ships now waiting to unload cargo and clear customs could last for another three to four months. This means imported goods, from gaming consoles to running shoes, could arrive in Singapore by the time Christmas is over, said Mr Mick Aw, senior adviser at consulting firm Moore Stephens.

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