Last year’s Atlantic hurricane season was the third in a row to qualify as “above-average” with respect to both total storms and total destruction. The eight hurricanes that made landfall in the Americas included Hurricane Michael, the first Category-5 storm to hit U.S. soil, and caused a combined $50 billion in damages.
In what’s become an annual tradition, DHL has published a predictive and prescriptive report to help organizations learn from last year and prepare their supply chains for the extreme weather ahead. “Companies should brace themselves,” the report reads, “for up to four major hurricanes in the Americas and 10 major typhoons in East Asia.”
Leveraging Resilience360, its cloud-based risk management platform, DHL identifies a number of manufacturing and logistics hubs that could experience could experience considerable disruption over the next several months. Pensacola, Tampa, and Miami each look especially