5.9k Share this

Australians will have to exercise extreme patience for delivery of goods they’ve ordered as an image of shipping traffic off China demonstrates, 

The plot map of idle shipping containers queued up in a Shanghai coastal ‘traffic jam’ reveals the extent of the situation, delaying an estimated 10 per cent of pending global deliveries. 

The nation’s east coast port is the busiest in the world but China’s attempt at a zero-Covid policy has been blamed for the vast queue of ships stuck in the transit queue.

A stark image revealing the state of the world's busiest port in China shows ships sitting it out in queues as China chases a zero-Covid policy, locking down 180million residents despite relatively low infection rates

A stark image revealing the state of the world's busiest port in China shows ships sitting it out in queues as China chases a zero-Covid policy, locking down 180million residents despite relatively low infection rates

A stark image revealing the state of the world’s busiest port in China shows ships sitting it out in queues as China chases a zero-Covid policy, locking down 180million residents despite relatively low infection rates

The world's busiest shipping port in Shanghai (pictured last year) is now bottlenecked with thousands of ships sitting idly as Australians face lengthy delivery delays 'throughout 2022'

The world's busiest shipping port in Shanghai (pictured last year) is now bottlenecked with thousands of ships sitting idly as Australians face lengthy delivery delays 'throughout 2022'

The world’s busiest shipping port in Shanghai (pictured last year) is now bottlenecked with thousands of ships sitting idly as Australians face lengthy delivery delays ‘throughout 2022’

The graphic shows thousands of ships clogged in the 60km-wide port area, which is  accustomed to handling 2,000 ships a month and a colossal 40million shipping containers. 

David Leaney, a supply chain expert at the Australian National University, predicted the backlog will cause delays for Australia throughout 2022. 

‘It is impacting a lot of different items, if you’ve ordered whitegoods, furniture, clothes, you’re in for major delays,’ Mr Leaney told the Today Show on Saturday.  

The trickle-down effect of the delays are likely to be higher import costs, inflation and interest rates.

Mr Leaney said the time delays depended on what item you have purchased. 

‘In terms of delays, we are talking weeks to months … If you have ordered a larger item, or particularly something that has a microchip in it because they have separate supply chain issues – you are in for quite lengthy delays,’ Mr Leaney said.

Even if the Covid situation in China was to improve drastically tomorrow, buyers will still face more delays as the ‘traffic jam’ and delivery backlog takes time to clear. 

 ‘I think we will see delays for the rest of 2022,’ Mr Leaney said.

News of the hold-ups came after car buyers faced similar waits for their products, with the average delay for new vehicle arrivals ballooning to 123 days.

Buyers of models such as the Kia Sorento, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan are the worst affected, with the situation not expected to change for the rest of 2022.

Meanwhile, Chinese authorities continue to pursue the zero-Covid policy, with around 180million Chinese in lockdown, including 25million in Shanghai alone.  

Brave Shanghainese have been videoed knocking down metal fences built to trap them in lockdown as an expert said their economy had tanked to a 30-year low. 

Top supply chain expert David Leaney (pictured on the Today Show) said Aussies should expect to wait a year for a new car

Top supply chain expert David Leaney (pictured on the Today Show) said Aussies should expect to wait a year for a new car

Top supply chain expert David Leaney (pictured on the Today Show) said Aussies should expect to wait a year for a new car 

Source: Daily Mail

5.9k Share this
You May Also Like

The surprising sex life of the animal kingdom revealed in a book

From male spiders tying females up to menopausal orcas getting frisky with…

Skull of man dating back 8,000 YEARS is found by two kayakers during drought in Minnesota River

A pair of kayakers stumbled across the skull of a young man in…

Outcry as NHS creates new service to offer female-to-male surgery for free 

NHS creates new service to offer female-to-male transgender surgery for free The…

Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: How can I stop my dry under-eyes from going crepey?

Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: How can I…

Rape victim, 36, tortured by ‘Prince Charming’ ex ‘waited NINE months for Clare’s Law’s response’

A rape victim subjected to mental and physical torture by a ‘Prince…

Texas Teen Sex Trafficked from Dallas Mavericks Found in OKC

Eight individuals have been arrested in connection to a human trafficking investigation…

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe recalls how she was locked up in a windowless 1x2metre cell in Iran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has recalled the horrific details of her six-year imprisonment in Iran…

Family of Pro-cyclist ‘shot dead’ by Yoga teacher says she wasn’t in relationship with anyone

The family of a professional cyclist who was shot and killed just…