Typhoon Chanthu Causes Port and Airport Disruption in Taiwan and China

In the aftermath of Typhoon Chantu, transport links in the commercial hub of Shanghai were largely restored Tuesday as the typhoon thankfully remained offshore.

Typhoon Chanthu has brought high winds and rain to China’s largest city and the surrounding regions, having already causes disruption to Taiwan.   We have been advised that the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo have seen disruption with vessels further delayed with some temporary port closures.   Both domestic and international flights were cancelled to and from Shanghai’s Pudong airport causing further cargo delays.

The storm system formed in early September near the Philippines, moving northwards towards the east coast of Taiwan before approaching the eastern coastline of mainland China.   The typhoon is estimated to pack wind speeds of up to 170 kilometre per hour near its eye.

Horizon International is working with our local partner Sea Air Logistics to minimise delays caused by the storm to both container movements along with air freight shipments.   Should you have any concerns in regards to your shipments please contact your local Horizon office.

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