Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone Mora made landfall along the southeast coast of Bangladesh Tuesday morning.

Mora was the equivalent of a Category 1 Hurricane when it touched down and although the system is now headed inland, the heavy rain that will continue could result in flooding and mudslides in Bangladesh, Northeast India, and Western Myanmar.

Operations at the Port of Chittagong were suspended for approximately 48 hours and were scheduled to resume during the night shift on May 30th.

Meanwhile major ocean freight carriers are dealing with a shortage of equipment, and feeder operators are advising that shorter working days during Ramadan and the start of the monsoon season will have a direct impact on vessel performance and productivity, which may result in altered berthing and schedules, as well as tight or missed M/V connections at major transshipment points.

Delmar will continue to monitor the situation, handle and expedite shipments as events allow, however some delays may be expected due to the above mentioned.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local Delmar representative.

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