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Weather Update: Typhoon Kalmaegi Causes Delays in Hong Kong

As reported by multiple media outlets, Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in China on September 16 over Hainan Island. Facing overnight wind gusts of up to 103 MPH / 166 KPH, Hong Kong sounded its T8 cyclone warning signal, which was lowered to the T3 level by 10:40AM local time. Morning trading was suspended and a total of 39 flights in and out of Hong Kong Airport have been cancelled, with over 500 facing delays. At this time, no significant delay to port activities have been reported.


According to an official statement by the Hong Kong Observatory, although Typhoon Kalmaegi has passed the immediate vicinity, “Its associated squally showers will still affect Hong Kong intermittently. Although Kalmaegi is moving away, occasional gales will still affect the southwestern part and high ground of Hong Kong at first. Members of the public should remain on the alert.”


Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, South China’s busiest airport, reported only 11 flight cancelations and three delays, while neighboring Nanning International Airport reported approximately 30 cancellations. In addition, 44 trains suspended service on Tuesday, as reported by the Nanning Railway Bureau.



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.