Typhoons Add to Troubles for Asian Ports Already Suffering Congestion

Back-to-back typhoons and surging shipping demand have meant lengthy vessel delays for ocean freight out of Asia.

According to Resilience360, Typhoon Haishen made landfall south-east of Gangneung in South Korea on September 7, following Typhoon Maysak, which struck near the port of Busan on September 3 with winds of 100 mph.

“Supply chains in east Asia are still facing impacts ranging from congested ports to closed production plants,” Resilience360 said.

“Due to the short interval between the typhoons, ports have been unable to reduce backlogs at container terminals and closures forced by Typhoon Haishen will further add to the congestion.”

Read more in an article from The Loadstar.

Source: CIFFA (11.09.2020)

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