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Dalian pulls the plug on reefer imports as meat demand soars

Ags - Fruit/Veg 120 Ags - Meat/Dairy 218 China 2719 Consumer Staples 666 Corp - Ports 812 Corp - Shipping 857 Mode - Containerized 1329 Mode - Seaborne 1661 U.S. 4835

The port of Dalian, China, has stopped accepting refrigerated container freight deliveries due to a lack of shore power plugs that has resulted in a surge in demand and ongoing imbalances in the global container shipping industry. Hapag-Lloyd has indicated shipments will need to be diverted to Qingdao or Tianjin, or possibly further afield. The potential for disruption in global food supply chains may be limited. Dalian only accounted for 3.2% of U.S. seaborne exports of refrigerated food products in 2020, well below Qingdao’s 18.7%. The mix in shipments from the U.S. to Dalian has also ...

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