Typhoons and COVID in China create further chaos in supply chains

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Extreme weather in China is becoming the latest challenge to global supply chains, as a heavy typhoon season threatens to further delay goods stuck at some of the world’s busiest container ports. Yantian port in southern China’s export and industrial hub of Shenzhen stopped drop-off services of containers on Tuesday night due to a typhoon alert.  Just two weeks earlier, Shanghai’s Yangshan mega-terminal facility and nearby ports evacuated ships as Typhoon In-Fa slammed into the coast. Heavy rain, high winds and flooding this year are tying up global trade and now recent outbreaks of the Delta variant in many places across China, are resulting in officials tightening up anti-virus measures at coastal sea ports and airports, and denying shipboard surveys and inspections.

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