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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Far East freight markets facing typhoon shutdowns

Taiwan’s transport system is in shutdown mode today as the country is battered by another major storm just weeks after Typhoon Meranti caused disruption across the island earlier this month.
Typhoon Megi was set to hit Taiwan late Monday night local time with the brunt of the storm expected around midday today. Wind gusts in Taiwan are expected to reach 125mph (190kmh) at the point of landfall and rainfall will exceed 250mm in coastal areas rising as high as 500mm in mountainous regions with mudslides, flash flooding, and power outages anticipated.
A spokesman for Dimerco, a leading Taiwanese 3PL, told Lloyd’s Loading List that today had been designated a typhoon holiday and some of its offices would therefore be closed. Taiwan’s Maritime and Port Bureau said many shipping services in south and eastern regions would be cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday, while Taiwan Railways Administration has suspended most rail operations.
The country’s largest airlines – China Airlines and EVA Airways – told Lloyd’s Loading List they had cancelled multiple domestic and international flights, with Taipei and cross-Taiwan Strait flights particularly badly affected.
Airlines across China have also cancelled or rerouted flights in and out of the island. Mandarin Airlines, United Airlines and China Southern Airlines have also announced a number of international cancellations.
In total almost 600 flights have now been cancelled and more than a hundred more delayed.
Typhoon Meranti, the region’s strongest storm since 2013, struck the Philippines on 14 September, while in Taiwan 1 million households lost power and 10 ships at the port of Kaohsiung broke free of their moorings during the storm.
Typhoon Megi is expected to hit Eastern China tomorrow, with further transport and logistics disruption predicted.

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