While day-to-day operations have largely resumed at Tianjin’s port following chemical explosions in August, logistical delays and supply chain problems could occur for months, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a report by supply chain tech firm Resilinic. Chief among the issues is uncertainty over how China’s government will respond to the incident, but shippers of hazardous materials should expect delays from additional scrutiny of their cargo, and stricter regulation and punishments, Resilinic said. Lasting environmental impact, such as contamination in the water or air, could also cause many residents to flee the area permanently, which could result in labor shortages, according to the firm.
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