Weather Resource Center

Emerging Severe Wind Patterns on Transpacific Routes Highlight Shipping Risk

From October 2020 to April 2021, several high-impact container losses occurred on transpacific shipping routes. Over 2,733 containers were lost during that time; a 97.7 percent increase compared to the previous annual average for global container losses. These losses have brought to light emerging trends in maritime supply chain...

Super Typhoon Chanthu likely to exacerbate ongoing supply chain bottlenecks in China and Taiwan

Abstract Tropical depression Chanthu, formed off the coast of Guam, has rapidly gained strength in less than 48 hours as a category five super typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson scale. With wind speeds of up to 259 km/h, the storm is expected to cause significant infrastructure damages and will force closures...

Hurricane Ida Disrupts Petrochemical Production, Port, and Rail Operations Across U.S. Gulf Region

Hurricane Ida Impact Assessment On August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana at 11:55 local time as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing damaging winds, heavy rain, and flooding to the U.S. southern Gulf region. Several days after the storm’s landfall, infrastructural damages, and operational disruptions at rail transport...