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Extreme Weather in China – Typhoon Season & Flooding

The newest treat to the global supply chain industry is the extreme weather in China. Typhoon season pierces challenges to all modes of transport across china triggering additional delays at China’s busiest ports.

In southern China, Yantian port has temporarily stopped drop-off services of containers due to a typhoon alert in the Shenzhen area. Just two weeks previous Shanghai’s Yangshan port was evacuated due to Typhoon In-Fa hitting into the Chinese coast line producing extensive flooding and damaging stowed containers which were due to export to the USA.

Typhoon In-Fa has similarly disturbed factory operations in eastern Chin, with major ports along the Yangtze River having ceased operations last week. This may add further delays to your supply chain operations if the goods are of China origin.

Importing from China has become overstretched due to issues such as the Global pandemic, the Suez Canal blockage and now the extreme weather. This means the continuance of delays, sky high rates, shortage of equipment and available bookings.

We are saddened to announce that officials in China predict more typhoons hitting china in the coming months. Consequently, the continuance of delays and inflation in rates are predicted to run through until at the Lunar New Year in 2022.

COVID-19 Continues To Have Detrimental Effects on Air Freight Shipments

With much of the UK returning back to normality post the peak of the pandemic, it is apparent many people are forgetting that COVID-19 is still a major risk for all.

 

The transportation and travel industries continue to be effected by the pandemic with many shipments experiencing delays. As you may have previously seen through media outlets or personal experience, the travel industry are still experiencing shut downs and new rules prohibiting easy travel. Therefore, the availability for flights remains scarce as less people are travelling the demand for aviation companies to provide a full flight schedule is not present.

With the few flights available, logistics companies are unable to obtain bookings with ease.  When cargo space is available flights continue to be cancelled due to fewer people being able to freely travel.

 

With the demand for air freight cargo remaining high and the lack of availability or cancellations, airlines continue to provide sky high rates for customers.

 

Here at Sandford we continue to search for the best possible rates.