Typhoon Disrupts Taiwan Shipping

press release
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Typhoon Saola closes ports in Taiwan and causing severe disruption to shipping.

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that Typhoon Saola is causing severe disruption to shipping in Taiwan with all ports now closed and cargo operations suspended - with the exception of Kaohsiung on the west coast of the country.

The Taiwan Central Weather Bureau’s latest sea warning area covers the sea of north, northeast and southeast of Taiwan, and the north and south Taiwan strait.  It has also issued a land warning predicting torrential rain in the northern, eastern and northeastern areas overnight.

ISS Taiwan is continuing to monitor events in the country on behalf of shipowners and operators and will keep clients updated in the coming days.

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