China's imports unexpectedly rose 1.5% in August kickstarting increased congestion in ports © 123RF
China's imports unexpectedly rose 1.5% in August kickstarting increased congestion in ports © 123RF

Chinese port congestion blamed on rising imports

31 May 2017

An increase in China’s imports is the underlying cause behind recent port congestion, according to analysts.

Drewery, a shipping research consultancy, warned that an overall increase in imports was putting immense pressure on China’s shipping yards, which were more accustomed to dealing with exports.

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