Update on Taiwan earthquake

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off Taiwan’s eastern coast on Wednesday, April 3, causing significant damage and loss of life. The earthquake occurred at almost 8am local time, with its epicenter approximately 25km southeast of Hualien, at a depth of 15.5km. This quake is the strongest to hit Taiwan in 25 years and was followed by several powerful aftershocks, including one registering at magnitude 6.5. Rescue operations are currently underway to save more than 100 individuals trapped in tunnels or collapsed structures in the vicinity of Hualien. 

In light of this devastating event, we want to assure you that all PSA BDP members and their families are safe. Several of our offices and facilities did sustain some damage, but this is not impacting PSA BDP operations.  

Here is the status as it relates to transportation in the region: 

  • All sea and airports are operational and functioning without issues.
  • Flights and vessel schedules remain unaffected and are operating as scheduled.
  • Customs brokerage services are continuing without disruption.

We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by this tragedy and express our solidarity with the people of Taiwan during this challenging time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as necessary. 

Should you have any specific questions or concerns, please reach out to your local PSA BDP representative.