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The Journal of Commerce Launches Hurricane Sandy Alerts for Supply Chain Impact

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Commerce has set up a special website section to alert JOC members on how Hurricane Sandy impacts supply chain infrastructure. Complete coverage is available online at http://www.joc.com/special-topics/hurricane-sandy. Hurricane Sandy caused severe disruption supply chains following shutdowns of major ports and damage to key rail, road and air infrastructure. JOC editors are working around the clock to provide breaking news and updates of this week's devastating storm and its aftermath, see the JOC's Hurricane Sandy special topic page.

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Shippers should expect delays for air and ocean shipments to, from and within the U.S. in the wake of super-storm Sandy, which devastated parts of eastern U.S., including New York and New Jersey. Paul Tsui, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics, said supply chain delays could drag out for a number of days. "Most carriers canceled their flights yesterday (Monday), and weather conditions today will determine flight departures today," he said. "I think there will be some delays due to backlogs at JFK, and everyone has to monitor very carefully their shipments, particularly those that are time sensitive."

All information on port closures, major rail network and roadway closings and more will be posted on the JOC the Hurricane Sandy special topic page.

About The Journal of Commerce: The JOC is the leading information and marketing services provider for the domestic and international containerized cargo community. It delivers high-quality intelligence and expertise to help customers make better business decisions - in print, online and face-to-face at leading industry events. In addition, the JOC provides best-in-breed marketing channels to help companies reach their target audience. JOC.com is the foremost industry Web site covering international and domestic logistics issues on a daily basis, and The Journal of Commerce is, and has been since 1827, the source for authoritative editorial content relied on by international logistics executives around the world. The JOC organizes several leading industry events each year, including the flagship conference, TPM in Long Beach, Calif. For more information visit JOC.com and JOCevents.com.

About UBM Global Trade - UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of UBM plc, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-776-8660 outside the U.S. or Canada).

SOURCE The Journal of Commerce



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