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Over the past months, numerous extreme weather conditions have shaken up the international freight forwarding industry – causing major delays for international cargo and tremendous difficulties for many Australian companies.
Just recently, stevedores in Sydney and other cities had to shut down due to extreme winds. In October, Germany faced one of its worst hurricanes, causing massive destruction across the whole country. The USA and Puerto Rico were hit by Hurricane Maria in September, also leaving major chaos in its wake. Adelaide and South Australia faced damaging winds and heavy rainfalls in August, causing flooding to several areas of the state. These are only a few to name, and with the Northern Hemisphere Winter at our doorstep, further disruptions can be expected. Even when these severe weather events do not occur in Australia, they still have a significant impact on international freight forwarding.
No matter if you are a CEO or an Operations Manager, you may wonder how your supply chain can be prepared for incidents like these? How to ensure the delivery of your customers’ goods, and what proactive measures can be utilised to secure the supply chain in the face of adverse weather events?
Read on to learn about proactive measures that you can take for your international freight forwarding tasks before, during and following severe weather conditions.