As reported by Xinhua News Agency, China's flood control authority has initiated a Level-III emergency response to cope with potential flooding as Typhoon Kalmaegi approaches the southern part of the country. China has a four-level Typhoon emergency response system, with Level-I being the most severe. In anticipation of Kalmaegi's arrival, shipping services on the Qiongzhou Strait, which connects Hainan and Guangdong, were suspended as of 1PM on September 15.
According to the National Meteorological Center, Typhoon Kalmaegi is expected to make landfall around midday on September 16, somewhere between Wuchuan in Guangdong Province and Wanning on Hainan Island. Coastal areas in Guangdong, all of Hainan Island, and southern parts of Guangxi and Yunnan are expected to face torrential rains through September 19. The National Disaster Reduction Commission and the Ministry of Civil Affairs have issued a disaster relief alert for the typhoon, encouraging local departments to be on around the clock stand by.
SPARX logistics will continue to monitor this situation and keep our customers apprised of the latest developments. If you have questions or concerns regarding specific shipments, please feel free to contact your SPARX representative.