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Hurricane Michael Bears Down On Florida Panhandle

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Michael Stands To Batter U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico 2018-10-10

Maersk Line has advised the following:

October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael Update #1
 
Dear Valued Customer,
 
We promise to keep you informed on a frequent basis about how Hurricane Michael is affecting your supply chain in the US Gulf and US East Coast.
 
Ports along both Coasts are taking measures to prepare for the storm’s arrival in the next 12-24 hours.
 
Our operational team is in constant touch with the US Coast Guard and leaders from the port, rail and trucking industry to ensure the latest updates.
 
You can view all of the latest details regarding Hurricane Michael on the National Hurricane Center website.
 
Please find the following operational updates with regards to all ports and vessels affected by Hurricane Michael. 
 

 
Port Operations
 
Mobile: Vessel Channels are closed, but gates remain open. 
 
Jacksonville: The Port of Jacksonville remains at Port Condition WHISKEY and all gates remain open. 
 
Savannah: The Georgia Ports (GPA) continues to monitor the forecasted track of Hurricane Michael and any impact it may have on our area. Michael is expected to be a Tropical Storm when it hits the Georgia Ports area within the next 48 hours.  Based on the forecasted track, GPA continues normal operating hours at GPA facilities.  Residents and businesses are encouraged to regularly monitor their normal sources for timely weather information. GPA will continue to communicate updates with our port partners throughout the day.
 
Charleston: The US Coast Guard has now set condition XRAY for the Port of Charleston. Terminals remain open for normal gate and vessel activity at this time. We will provide updates as changes occur.
 
Wilmington: The North Carolina State Ports Authority is monitoring Hurricane Michael. At this time, commercial truck gates are operating under normal hours at both the Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City. Due to waterways closures by the USCG Captain of the Port, vessel operations at both marine terminals will be suspended Thursday, October 11 and are anticipated to resume Friday, October 12 when the USCG reopens the waterways.
 
Norfolk: At this time, Southeastern Virginia is preparing for the possibility of tropical storm force winds (34+ knots/39+ mph) beginning late on Thursday, October 11, and continuing on Friday October 12. As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, has declared port condition WHISKEY for Hampton Roads, meaning sustained gale force winds are expected at the Virginia Capes within 72 hours. As they prepare for the arrival of high winds, Ports of Virginia ask for the support of the trucking community as follows: 
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 10, only – Empties routed to Virginia International Gateway (VIG), by matrix, may be returned to the PPCY at the driver’s discretion
  • They encourage the use of the PPCY, for VIG empties, on Oct. 10
  • As for conditions and operating status at the terminals, please bookmark the following page on our website – Port of Virginia Operations Alerts.  Contact their Customer Service Team by phone at 757-440-7160.
 
Vessel Operations
 
Please view this link for updated status of Maersk Line vessels
 
Rail Service
 
CSX: No cancellations at this time, however they are tracking the storm and determining if flooding may cause issues. 
 
Norfolk Southern (NS): No cancellations at this time, however they are tracking the storm and determining if flooding may cause issues.
 
Trucking Operations
 
No trucking closures at this time, however depending on the severity we may see some delays with trucking and warehousing.
 
Carriers other than Maersk all face similar challenges in what has become a difficult hurricane season; Michael stands to make a bad situation even worse in parts of The Carolinas and Virginia that sustained damage and flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence that soaked the region not even one month ago.
 
Milgram-C.H. Robinson will update our clientele on Michael as soon as additional news becomes available.

Thank you for being our Valued Customer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Milgram-C.H. Robinson for further information.


Source: Maersk

Our information is compiled from a number of sources that to the best of our knowledge are accurate and correct. It is always the intent of our company to present accurate information. C.H. Robinson accepts no liability or responsibility for the information published herein.
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