Container ships got stuck in traffic

The maritime industry continues to face problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. From Shekou to Seattle, from Amsterdam to Auckland, container ships got stuck in a traffic jam. This is the first instance of such a widespread congestion problem in the industry’s 65-year history, reports

Data provided to on Friday, 11 June by Seaexplorer, a container shipping platform developed by logistics giant Kuehne+Nagel, indicated that container shipping is facing a massive congestion. Worldwide, more than 300 container ships have been waiting for free berths in recent days.

Poland was also among the data presented by, so we asked Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk for a comment.

While we are aware that the maritime industry is still struggling with the difficulties caused by the snow, we are one of the few container ports where the situation is stable. No ship is queuing because of congestion in the port. We are one of the most consistently performing, high-performance ports in Europe. Of course, sometimes problems arise, such as ship delays, irregularity in container turnover, etc., which cannot be predicted and challenge our operational capacity. However, we have an excellent team and we operate at the highest operational level 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year’, said Dominik Landa, Commercial Director of DCT Gdansk.

According to Simon Heaney of Drewry, an independent maritime market research and consultancy firm, the delays are due to changes in consumption habits and lower productivity in the hinterland imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.


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