Global port congestion increased marginally to 2.79m teu at the end of last week compared to 2.70m teu a week ago, but the overall trend remains on a downward trajectory as congestion is starting to ease across the main hotspots in the US and Europe. There was a small increase in ships waiting at Chinese ports, especially around Qingdao where strong winds shut down terminal operations last week while Ningbo depot operations in the Beilun area were affected by COVID lockdown restrictions. There