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Hurricane Michael - Day 2

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Client Advisory - Hurricane Michael - Day 2 2018-10-12

Current as of October 11, 2018

Dear Valued Customer, 

Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle yesterday as a Category 4 storm and continues to move across Georgia and into the Carolinas. The region is experiencing extensive flooding from storm surges and rainfall. 900,000 homes and businesses are experiencing power outages in Florida and Georgia.
 
Our thoughts are with everyone affected in these areas as they endure the situation.
 
Supporting our Customers and Carriers
 
The storm has directly impacted Florida, Georgia and both North and South Carolina. The disruption to the supply chain will be felt across North America. We recognize that you likely have many questions about how this weather event may impact your supply chain in the coming days, weeks, and months. As always, our team is ready to work together with you to prioritize shipments and find alternative solutions throughout this crisis.
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to your local C.H. Robinson team member or monitor our updates on chrobinson.com
 
At this time, our C.H. Robinson offices in the area remain open. Our network of offices are ready and available to assist customers as the hurricane makes landfall.
 
Transportation Update by Mode

Less-than-Truckoad (LTL):
  • There are now 39 terminals closed in the region and 67 are open with limited operations.
Truckload:
  • Our carrier capacity remains open. Relief efforts are expected to begin as the day goes on.
Intermodal:
  • CSX has advised that intermodal freight traveling between the Florida and Midwest will experience delays of 24 to 36 hours as the storm moves through the area and track obstructions are cleared. Norfolk Southern has not provided an update. Based on its lanes and location they will likely not see any issues.
Global Forwarding - Ocean and Air Shipping: 
  • Mobile: Vessel Channels are closed, but gates remain open for movement of containers.
  • 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.
  • 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 waterway 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.
For conditions and operating status at the terminals, please bookmark the following page for the Port of Virginia Operations website. Contact their Customer Service Team by phone at 757-440-7160.
 
We understand this situation continues to evolve. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your local Milgram-C.H. Robinson team member for additional information.

Thank you for being our Valued Customer. 
 
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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© 2018 C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Milgram has developed a reputation for providing the highest level of service in the fields of Customs Brokerage, International Freight Forwarding and Ground Transportation.

We strive to make things simple for our clients by doing them better, and work hard to meet and exceed our clients expectations.

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