Thousands of frozen meat containers piling up at China ports: sources, Consumer – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Thousands of frozen meat containers piling up at China ports: sources, Consumer – THE BUSINESS TIMES

[BEIJING] Thousands of containers of frozen pork, chicken and beef are piling up at some major Chinese ports as transport disruptions and labour shortages slow operations, people familiar with the matter said.

Deliveries are mounting at ports including Tianjin, Shanghai and Ningbo because there aren’t enough truck drivers to collect containers due to travel curbs imposed in the country to control the coronavirus, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they’re not authorised to speak publicly.

More than 220 million migrant workers have not returned on time and may travel in late February or March, Liu Xiaoming, the transport minister, said on Saturday.

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