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Winter Storm Jayden (U.S.)

As of Tuesday, Winter Storm Jayden forced the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights and triggered states of emergency in several states. The winter storm brought blizzard-like conditions to the Midwest and is expected to bring snow to the South and Northeast U.S. ahead ...

  • Winter Storm Jayden (U.S.)

    As of Tuesday, Winter Storm Jayden forced the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights and triggered states of emergency in several states. The winter storm brought blizzard-like conditions to the Midwest and is expected to bring snow to the South and Northeast U.S. ahead of polar vortex blast.   Marken has put contingency plans into effect… Read more »

  • U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

    In the wake of the U.S. federal government shutdown, life science companies question how it may affect their critical shipments of clinical supplies and biological lab samples. Currently, Marken is not experiencing any significant delays in processing import or export entries at U.S. ports. Besides customs, our primary concern relates to the services provided by… Read more »

  • Airport Strike in Germany

    On Tuesday, January 15, a planned strike by a German labor union will affect Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Hanover, Bremen, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle and Erfurt airports. The strike has resulted in hundreds of flight cancellations at the airports including domestic and international flights via Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline. Marken has enacted contingency plans to minimize any impact to our… Read more »

  • Boryspil International Airport (KBP) Embargo

    Boryspil International Airport (KBP) located in Kyiv, Ukraine is imposing a temporary embargo on imported cargo from December 24, 2018 until January 4, 2019. Marken has already put contingency plans in place. Clients may reach out to a local Marken office for updates on a particular shipment.

  • Winter Storm Diego (Southeast U.S.)

    Winter Storm Diego is expected to affect the Southeast United States, bringing a mix of freezing rain, sleet and heavy snowfall. The system could cause flash floods and power outages, snarl air travel and down trees as it makes its way east.   Marken has put contingency plans into effect to redirect shipments and minimize any… Read more »

  • Hurricane Willa (Mexico)

    Hurricane Willa, a Category 5 hurricane capable of catastrophic damage, is nearing Mexico’s Pacific coast. As the storm strengthens, it is expected to make an impact on Tuesday afternoon (October 23). Marken has contingency plans in place for shipments located the region. Clients may reach out to their local Marken office for information on a… Read more »

  • Hurricane Michael

    For information on shipments moving into or out of regions in the path of Hurricane Michael, please contact your local Marken office for more details about the contingency plans that are already in place to reduce impact on shipments.   Update – Wednesday, October 10: Hurricane Michael has made landfall as a powerful, Category 4… Read more »

  • Transition to New International Airport in Istanbul

    Turkey will relocate its current International airport (Atatürk Airport) located at the Marmara sea, to a new and larger location (İstanbul Yeni Havalimanı) near the black sea. The transition is scheduled to take place March 2019. When the entire airport project is complete in 2028, it will be the world’s largest airport, with a capacity of… Read more »

  • Super Typhoon Mangkhut

    With winds exceeding 250 kilometers per hour, Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bearing down across Southeast Asia. As the storm nears Hong Kong this weekend, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) expects to lift the T8 warning signal (the second highest in severity).   Marken is continuously monitoring shipments in and out of the region.  For information on… Read more »

  • Hurricane Florence (U.S. East Coast)

    As of Monday, September 10, the National Weather Service had upgraded Hurricane Florence to a Category 4 storm capable of catastrophic damage for the East Coast. As the storm strengthens, it is expected to make an impact with the Carolinas on Thursday, September 13. Marken has contingency plans in place for shipments located the region.… Read more »

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