Cyclone Hits Indian Sub-continent

May 3, 2019 | News

Cyclone Fani, which is reported to be the worst storm to hit the Indian subcontinent in the past twenty years, has now reached India’s east coast resulting in the evacuation of a million homes in its path.

The storm, blowing winds up to 120 miles per hour, hit the city of Puri at about 8am this morning. 

The cyclone reportedly lost speed as it approached land and will hopefully slow further on its journey towards West Bengal State and into Bangladesh at the weekend. The storm could prove to be a major disaster for the Bay of Bengal, one of the most vulnerable regions to flooding in the world.

Logistics has already been impacted – the Bangladesh port of Chittagong has cancelled the unloading of all incoming vessels today and instructed those at berth now to vacate and move safely outside the port.

Airfreight throughout the territory has also been affected, including the cancellation of all flights in and out of Kolkata between 3pm today and 8am tomorrow (Saturday).

Our Regional General Management (RGM) team for the Indian Sub-continent will continue to monitor developments, in the meantime please contact your local Uniserve representative if you require further information.

Uniserve are the UK’s leading independent logistics provider, to find out more about how Uniserve can add leverage to your supply chain, then please call 01375 856060 or email info@ugroup.co.uk.

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