4.6 C
Hamburg
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Home Most Visited Shanghai and Ningbo ports brace for typhoon Muifa

Shanghai and Ningbo ports brace for typhoon Muifa

Chinese authorities have begun taking precautions with yet another typhoon approaching the Yangtze River Delta.

Barely a week after super typhoon Hinnamnor brushed past Shanghai, Typhoon Muifa is forecast to lash the world's busiest container port and Ningbo, China's second busiest container port, on 14 September.

China Meteorological Administration said that Muifa, the 12th typhoon this year, is expected to move in a north-westerly direction at a speed of 5 to 10 kilometres per hour, and will enter the southern part of the East China Sea after crossing Okinawa.

On 11 September, China's Ministry of National Defense and Ministry of Emergency Management instructed ports to take precautions in advance, as heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hit Shanghai, as well as the provinces ofZhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong from today to 16 September.

Muifa, amid East Asia's typhoon season, could be another blow to Shanghai's logistics market after the city was locked down between March and June.

S&P Global's Sea-web vessel-tracking data shows 167 container ships are destined for Shanghai, while Ningbo is expecting 88 container ships in the coming days.

Twenty-eight container ships are now in Shanghai, while there do not appear to be any such vessels in Ningbo now.


Martina Li
Asia Correspondent

Latest Posts

World’s first large-scale Battolyser plant to be located in Port of Rotterdam

The world’s first large scale Battolyser factory will be constructed in the port of Rotterdam to meet soaring demand for green hydrogen and electricity...

ICTSI’s Mindanao Container Terminal enhances port equipment

Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) business unit in Misamis Oriental in the Philippines, has acquired a mobile harbor crane...

Escalating protests threaten Indian hub port development at Vizhinjam

The Adani Group finds itself in a fix due to an escalation of protests against its under-construction container transshipment hub project at Vizhinjam, a...

Increased container volume at Port of Melbourne in October

Port of Melbourne noted increased container volumes in October 2022 compared to the same month last year. The Australian port saw October's container throughput rise...

China Merchants leasing unit makes boxship debut

China Merchants Commerce Financial Leasing (CMC Leasing), a lessor owned by Chinese state-owned conglomerate China Merchants Group, has bought its first container ship as...