Global supply chains are vulnerable to a number of disruptions, severe weather being an unavoidable natural event. The summer months in south Asia typically experience extremely high levels of rainfall due to the monsoon season. Below are two proactive steps which can minimize the impact of monsoon season on freight shipments.
Monsoon season in south Asia typically begins in June and extends into October. During this time period, logistical operations can be impacted due to extreme weather.
Bangladesh and certain regions of India, such as Assam and West Bengal, will experience heavy rainfall during these months. Northeastern Bangladesh in particular will experience extremely high levels of rainfall due to its location just south of the foothills of the Himalayas, where monsoon winds turn west and northwest. On average, 80% of Bangladesh's rainfall will occur during the monsoon season.
With monsoon season beginning this month, there are two proactive steps importers and their regional shippers can take to minimize the impact to their supply chains.
One highly advisable step is to shrink wrap all cargo which originates or transships in these areas. Shrink wrapping cartons will help protect cargo during transit.
Another precautionary step is to obtain cargo insurance on each shipment. Cargo insurance protects financial investments from a number of perils including extreme weather events.
Contact Marisol International for more information regarding cargo insurance.