Heavy rain and thunderstorms in recent weeks have caused havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. As a result, waiting times in impacted ports, including Shanghai and Ningbo, have increased considerably.

Shipping lines are taking steps to minimize the impact to shipments, including deploying shuttles to connect affected cargo to the intended vessel where possible.

Magellan clients with cargo on NYK Futago v.050S/N have been notified that it is approximately seven days behind schedule due to these weather conditions.

The tentative schedule for Brisbane is as follows:

    • ETB: 26/08/18 at 13.30hrs
    • ETD: 27/08/18 at 06.00hrs
    • The NYK Futago will only be accepting DG and reefer loadings in Brisbane.

We expect to receive more delay notifications as the typhoon season rolls on and Peak Season continues to build.  As we receive notifications we will ensure those affected are also kept up to date.

Magellan understands the pressures of supply chain logistics, from the factory floor in Asia, to your outlet in Australia – especially at this time of the year.  If you have concerns for any cargo coming from China please do not hesitate to contact our Client Services Team on 1300 651 888 or via email.

Sources: Reuters