CFS in Mumbai Bracing for Cyclone

Due to the imminent threat of the Nisarga Cyclone forecast to hit the city of Mumbai, India tomorrow, Continental CFS will operate with a skeletal staff.

The cyclone is expected to make landfall sometime this evening or into tomorrow. CFS will be operational from 10:00 hrs to 13:00 hours, only handling import-laden deliveries. Activities like carting , stuffing, destuffing will not be carried out once the situation is under control.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is also taking necessary precautions during the time the cyclone is expected to make a landfall. All ships in JN Port have been asked to sail or vacate berths by 23:00 tonight and terminals have been directed to secure their cargo gears and other related equipment in order to minimize damage.

All CFS operations will be shut from 13:00 hours to 18:00 hours and no movement of personnel or vehicles will be allowed in and out of the facility. Deliveries may begin once the situation is under control.

Wind speeds from 100 to 120 kmph (60 to 75 mph) could hit Mumbai and India’s western coast. India’s meteorological department is predicting heavy rainfall, wind squalls, very rough seas and storm surges. This is the first cyclone to hit this area in years.

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