Ships arriving late in Singapore due to congestion at other ports, disrupting global supply chain

Ships seen anchored off East Coast beach on Oct 13, 2021.
Ships seen anchored off East Coast beach on Oct 13, 2021.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Container ships anchored off East Coast Beach on Oct 13, 2021.
Container ships anchored off East Coast Beach on Oct 13, 2021. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Container vessels are continuing to arrive late at Singapore's terminals due to congestion at other ports, port operator PSA Singapore said on Wednesday (Oct 13).

This comes as major ports such as China's Yantian in Shenzhen and Los Angeles are seeing backlogs that are disrupting global supply chains. Containers there are piling up, waiting to be collected and taken to other destinations, or to be unloaded.

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