Global Ports Could See Container Volume Down by 6m TEU in 2020 from Coronavirus

From: Eworldship, edited by E-PORTS Category: Industry 10/Feb/2020

Troubled by the closure of factories and other restrictions that affect China's economic output, global ports could see container volume down by 6 million, a decline of about 0.7%, according to analyst Alphaliner.




"The full impact of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak on container volumes will not be fully measurable until ports announce their throughput numbers for the first quarter, but data collected on weekly container vessel calls at key Chinese ports already shows a reduction of over 20 per cent since January 20. Although factories in mainland China are expected to run on February 10, there are still concerns that the travel ban will prevent employees from returning to work and lead to a short supply of workforce," Alphaliner said in its weekly report.

According to dealers, orders of container ships, tankers and dry bulk carriers have declined significantly since the beginning of the year. The market slump is estimated to continue to March, and the railway and truck freight volumes in Europe and the US may also decrease.

Shanghai Port boasts an annual container throughput of 42 million TEUs. However, local dealers said that the container volume has decreased by 23% in the past three weeks. Everyone is afraid of contracting the virus and the shutdown has been prolonged.

As the world’s largest exporter of commodities, China exports clothing, furniture, automobiles and industrial equipment to many European and American countries. Although most shipping companies continued to travel to and from Chinese ports, the world's top ten shipping companies have cancelled over 24 voyages.

Maersk recently announced that its Europe-Asia shipping routes would be reduced by 2 voyages in the next two weeks. At the same time, CMA CGM, Evergreen and other shipping companies have also reduced their voyages to China.

With the shutdown of Chinese factories and decrease in freight volume, the global manufacturing industry has felt the impact. Hyundai Motor recently announced a complete shutdown of its domestic plants troubled by the short supply of Chinese spare parts. Tesla also announced that the delivery date in China may be delayed due to the shutdown of the Shanghai plant.



疫情冲击全球航运业!今年预计减600万集装箱

3分快3骗局-官网开户Alphaliner近日预测,中国新型冠状肺炎疫情爆发以来,预计工厂关闭以及其他影响中国经济产出的限制举措将导致全年全球海运集装箱数量减少600万个左右,降幅约为0.7%。

Alphaliner称,1月20日以来,到达或通过中国主要港口的船舶停靠已经减少20%,新型冠状病毒疫情扩散给国际供应链带来冲击。尽管中国大陆各地工厂预计自2月10日起陆续开工,但外界依旧担心旅游禁令将阻碍员工返回工厂上班,造成工厂人力短缺。目前无从判断武汉肺炎疫情对海运货柜量造成的影响规模,要等到中国各大港口公布第一季货物吞吐量才能知道。

不少商品交易商已透露,年初以来向中国制造商预订的集装箱船、液货船及干散货船数量明显下滑,估计形势将持续到3月,届时欧美铁路及卡车货运量也将连带减少,影响层面涵盖全球。

以上海为例,上海港平均每年货物吞吐量高达4200万个集装箱,但当地商品交易商表示过去三周以来,当地海运集装箱量已减少23%。他表示往年农历春节中国各地普遍停工过节,但这回情况不同,因为大家深怕感染病毒而延长停工。

3分快3骗局-官网开户中国是全球最大商品出口国,依赖太平洋沿岸的七大港口将服饰、家具、汽车及工业设备等众多商品出口至欧美。疫情爆发以来尽管多数海运业者继续往返中国七大港口,但全球前十大海运公司合计缩减至少24个船班。

马士基集团近日已宣布,旗下主要欧亚海运航线将在未来两周缩减2个船班,其他包括法国达飞航运及台湾长荣海运等业者也纷纷缩减中国船班。

3分快3骗局-官网开户在中国工厂停工、货运量减少的情况下,全球制造业已经感受到冲击。韩国现代汽车近日已宣布国内厂房全面停工,因为来自中国的零件短缺。特斯拉也因上海厂房停工,不得不宣布中国交车日期可能延误。