A backlog at Yantian, China’s largest container terminal, will take several weeks to clear, according to Maersk. The world’s largest shipping company told the news agency AFP that it had been informed by the port’s authorities that activity will return to normal by the end of June. The terminal had stopped accepting new containers for export in May after an outbreak of Covid-19 among its staff. Maersk said that the backlog will be gradually cleared over the coming weeks. About 10 percent of China’s exports transit through Yantian. The situation at the terminal has led to an increase in shipping costs and caused backlogs at other ports and delays in deliveries.