tirsdag 14. september 2021

Typhoon forces two of China's busiest ports to suspend some operations

A typhoon that swept its way through East Asia is now forcing two of the world's busiest ports in China to suspend some operations. The Shanghai International Port Group said in a statement that several terminals at the Shanghai Port — the world's busiest port by cargo volume — either stopped running Sunday night or would do so Monday in anticipation of Typhoon Chanthu.

The nearby Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, the world's third-busiest after Singapore, halted operations at some terminals, too, according to separate notices from those terminals. Chanthu has weakened significantly since it slammed into the Philippines and later Taiwan over the weekend. At its strongest, before it made landfall in the Philippines, Chanthu was one of the strongest storms this year. Its sustained winds of 260 kph (160 mph) were equivalent in strength to a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane at its peak.