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Mumbai supply chains remain affected after worst rain for a decade

Mumbai floods affect cargo shed

Flood waters in Mumbai are reportedly receding, but delays plague the airport and sea terminals as another global supply chain hub suffers due to incremental weather.

Reporting its heaviest rainfall in more than a decade, India’s second-largest city joins Hong Kong and Houston, both hit by severe storms in the last week.

Despite Mumbai’s floods receding, a combination of heavy rain and the declaration of a public holiday led GAC India to impose a skeleton staff for port and customs operations.

As a result, the company said, there were delays in import and export clearance, further hampered by EDI system servers nationwide going down five days ago. 

Cargo operations around the Port Lighterage area remain suspended and the container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port was affected for more than three hours on Tuesday.

While Mumbai International Airport had reported multiple cancellations and delays, it remains operational but has advised customers to contact their carriers for updates.

Supply chain operations in South Asia have taken a battering in recent months, and the flooding in India follows several weeks of severe delays and congestion in Bangladesh due to the imposition of new security regulations by the UK and German governments.

 

Source: The Loadstar