Typhoon Chan-hom causing major delays at port and in transit
TO ALL OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS,
As you may or may not be aware the east coast of China was hit by typhoon Chan-hom on last week, affecting the Zhejiang province just south of Shanghai, which is one of China’s most populous areas.
The typhoon first formed as a tropical depression in the Pacific before strengthening to a category 4 storm.
This was an unusually strong typhoon for this area, bringing winds of 135mph and heavy rainfall, and it led to a million people being evacuated.
After passing Zhejiang province, the storm tracked north across the East China Sea but had lost most of its strength by the time it reached the Korean peninsula.
The full impact has yet to be ascertained, but economic losses in China are expected to approach 1.9bn renminbi (£200m)
We do know at this time that all shipping lines servicing the ports of China are experiencing major delays at port and in transit and vessel schedules as published are changing on a daily basis
Transit times are blowing out by 5-7 days in some cases
We would ask you to refer to your assigned Customer Solutions representative if you have any questions and we will continue to monitor the situation going forward
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