The Journal of Commerce has set up a special website section to alert JOC members on how Hurricane Sandy impacts supply chain infrastructure.
Complete coverage is available online at http://www.joc.com/speciapics/hurricane-sandy. Hurricane Sandy caused severe disruption supply chains following shutdowns of major ports and damage to key rail, road and air infrastructure.
JOC editors are working around the clock to provide breaking news and updates of this week's devastating storm and its aftermath, see the JOC's Hurricane Sandy special topic page. (http://www.joc.com/special-topics/hurricane-sandy )
Shippers should expect delays for air and ocean shipments to, from and within the U.S. in the wake of super-storm Sandy, which devastated parts of eastern U.S., including New York and New Jersey. Paul Tsui, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics, said supply chain delays could drag out for a number of days.
"Most carriers canceled their flights yesterday (Monday), and weather conditions today will determine flight departures today," he said.
"I think there will be some delays due to backlogs at JFK, and everyone has to monitor very carefully their shipments, particularly those that are time sensitive."
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