Five million people are expected to be impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut, a category-5 hurricane (the highest level), with port operations disrupted, flights cancelled and delayed across Asia.
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China is getting ready for Golden Week, a seven-day festival, for which the country goes into virtual shut-down. Factories close and forwarders, logistics providers and other supply chain participants also shut their doors as China and Hong Kong celebrate this holiday.
Shanghai is one of China’s most important cities and a powerhouse for the country’s logistics infrastructure. We have a great team in place and are pleased to welcome our newest member: Business development manager Niclas Andersson.
The government today released its new ‘Export Strategy’ aimed at raising exports as a proportion of UK GDP from 30% to 35%, transforming the country into a ‘21st Century exporting superpower’.
Sluggish German demand and Brexit uncertainty contributed to a disappointing first half year for the shipping lines, as volumes from Asia to North Europe failed to keep up with other booming markets, but there are signs that things may be moving in the lines favour.
Ocean and air carriers are benefitting from massive increases in demand ahead of the traditional peak season, as US shippers try to deal with President Trump’s tariffs. The question is what impact (if any) this will have on the China-Europe trade lane.
The Typhoon season, which hits China and Taiwan every June through November, is well underway and, as this week’s Typhoon Rumbia proves, despite the administration’s preparations, it is almost impossible to avert the devastation these storms bring.
As National Day falls on a Sunday, the public holiday is carried to the next working day, which means that Norman Global Logistics in Vietnam will be closed on Monday 3rd September.
Vessels diverted from Felixstowe, in the face of ongoing service disruption, have resulted in ‘horror show’ delays for hauliers trying to collect containers from the port.