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Ships Delay Sailing to Taiwan Port to Avoid China Drill Zone

  • Shipowners worry about missiles hitting their vessels
  • Kaohsiung is a major Taiwanese port for electronics goods
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China’s military exercises are making ships think twice about heading into one of Taiwan’s most important ports, creating potential delays for shipments of electronic goods.

Ships are dropping anchor at sea to avoid a drill zone located just outside Kaohsiung port in the south of Taiwan, said Jayendu Krishna, deputy head of consultancy Drewry Maritime Advisors. The zone, one of the largest areas where China is carrying out exercises, is 15 nautical miles away from the entrance of the port.