Get ready, folks! There’s a significant weather event coming our way. The fourth typhoon of the year, “Talim,” is making its approach towards China’s southern coastal areas. According to the latest update from the China Meteorological Administration, “Talim” is currently positioned about 325 kilometers northwest of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, in the northwestern part of the South China Sea. With wind speeds reaching up to 33 meters per second (that’s 12 on the Beaufort scale), this typhoon means business!

“Talim” is projected to move in a west-northwest direction at a speed of approximately 20 kilometers per hour. As it progresses, the typhoon is expected to gain strength. The forecast indicates that on the night of July 17, “Talim” will make landfall along the coastal areas from Dianbai, Guangdong to Wenchang, Hainan, bringing typhoon or even strong typhoon-level winds (that’s 38-42 meters per second or 13-14 on the Beaufort scale). Early morning on July 18, it will enter the Beibu Gulf and make another landfall along the Guangxi coastal areas, with strong tropical storm-level winds of 25-30 meters per second (that’s 10-11 on the Beaufort scale). By July 19, it is expected to weaken and dissipate in northern Vietnam.

Due to the potential impact of this powerful typhoon, some shipping companies and ports in South China have already begun notifying people and making necessary adjustments to their operations.

PANASIA Shipping, for instance, recently reached out to their customers with an update on the situation. They acknowledge that “Talim” might cause delays and disruptions on their shipping routes that pass through Guangdong, Hainan, and Guangxi. Rest assured, they are closely monitoring the situation and taking proactive measures to minimize any impact on their schedules. Their priority is to make sure your goods are delivered smoothly.

Another company, Zhonggu Logistics, also shared some important advice. They highlight that the goods most affected by the typhoon are usually fragile and prone to moisture damage. To safeguard your shipments, they recommend a few practical steps. First, when booking and picking up containers, pay attention to their condition, especially if your goods are sensitive to moisture. It’s advisable to use pallets as a preventive measure. Second, during the packing process, ensure your cargo is properly secured to prevent any damage caused by shifting during transportation. And finally, once your goods arrive at the port, make arrangements for early pickup and storage to avoid potential damage from flooded yards or leaking containers.

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