The weather is getting more extreme – and creates more business

In addition to the shipping companies having to fight their way through increasingly powerful storms that delay shipping and shut down ports, bad weather and climate change have also become a lucrative business. StormGeo's growth will now go full throttle, Chairman Carsten Mortensen tells ShippingWatch.

Photo: Owen Humphreys / AP / Ritzau Scanpix

Major ports having to shut down for days. Railroads being washed away. Ships that are unable to reach shore and are wasting money by each passing day.

Extreme weather and delays are now more than ever a challenge and a cost for shipping, as the climate is changing. In addition to the bad weather hitting the largest tradelanes where ships operate, typhoons in Asia have started to move further north and into areas where they have not previously appeared.

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