Hong Kong Protests: Impact on Supply Chain Operations

Hong Kong’s months-long protest crisis has presented serious challenges to the world’s largest cargo hub and the city’s reputation as a reliable global commercial center

Hong Kong’s protest crisis has brought about an unprecedented level of civil unrest and unpredictability for companies operating in the world’s busiest cargo hub. Supply chain disruptions have ranged from sit-in protests that led to mass flight cancellations and delays after forcing Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to shut down for two days to city-wide demonstrations and general strikes that have paralyzed major highways and expressways throughout the city. Resilience360 takes a closer look at how companies can better mitigate the impact of the protest crisis on their supply chains and assess the risks posed to shipments sent via post, air, ocean, and ground transportation routes should the demonstrations continue.