Typhoon season adding to container chaos

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Typhoons throughout Southeast Asia continue to hammer the container the supply chain with port closures adding even further delays. Although port operations are largely back to normal in Shenzhen and Hong Kong after the last tropical storm’s passing, the total container ship count off the two vital hubs had ballooned to 271 as of early Friday, the highest count recorded since Bloomberg News started tracking the data in April. Globally, there are now 584 container ships stuck outside ports, nearly double the number at the start of the year, according to real-time data from Kuehne+Nagel, one of the world’s largest freight forwarders.

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