Container congestion chaos as Yantian pushes deadlines pre-new year holiday

Severe congestion has hit roads leading to the southern Chinese container gateway of Yantian, as exporters desperately try to clear a backlog of orders before the new year holiday begins at the end of the week. 
And it appears forwarders and shippers trying to get shipments out of the Pearl River Delta could find themselves caught in classic Catch-22 situation after the port announced it was bringing forward the cut-off time for gating-in export containers.
Yantian now requires a …