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Client Advisory - Hurricane Michael - Day 3

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Client Advisory - Hurricane Michael - Day 3 2018-10-12

Current as of October 12, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Hurricane Michael has continued to move across the southeastern United States this morning leaving nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses without power. Flash flooding and standing water are impacting movement and relief efforts in many areas, particularly in Georgia and the Carolinas.
 
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 areas recover from the storm.
 
Transportation Update by Mode
 
Less-than-Truckoad (LTL):           
  • There are 18 terminals that remain closed in the region and 55 are open with limited operations. Please contact your C.H. Robinson representative for more information on specific terminal operations.
Truckload:
  • Our carrier capacity remains open and will be available over the weekend to assist customers as needed.
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 operations between Atlanta and the Northeast and between Chicago and Charlotte/Norfolk are currently being impacted and customers should expect transit and availability delays of at least 12 hours on shipments moving in these lanes. The Jacksonville Intermodal Facility has resumed normal operations and the Bring One In Take One Out gating restriction has been lifted.
Global Forwarding - Ocean and Air Shipping 
  • Mobile: The gates are open for business. All vessel and terminal operations are working. 
  • Jacksonville: The gates are open for business. All vessel and terminal operations are working. 
  • Savannah: The gates are open for business. 
  • Charleston:  The gates are currently open and accepting trucks. 
  • Wilmington: Wilmington gates are open and working today.
  • Norfolk: 
  • The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a “High Wind Warning” for Southeastern Virginia, effective from 6:00 p.m. Oct. 11, through 12:00 noon on Friday, Oct. 12. According to the NWS, “Wind gusts of 55 to 60 mph are possible.” Forecasts call for up to four inches of rain during this time period.
  • With the expectation of high, gusting winds overnight, from Thursday into Friday, truck gate hours at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) will be adjusted as follows:
  • Today, Friday, Oct. 12 – VIG’s 0100 hours opening will be DELAYED until 0500 hours
  • VIG, NIT and the PPCY will all open at 0500 hours on Oct. 12
  • Mandatory PRO-PASS TRS hours remain in effect at VIG and NIT, per standard practice
  • All other Port of Virginia terminals and offices will observe normal, posted operating hours
  • As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, has declared port condition X-RAY for Hampton Roads. The “Maritime Severe Weather Contingency Plan” will help you understand actions taken, and conditions declared, by the Coast Guard: 2018 Port of HR Maritime Severe Weather Contingency Plan 
  • New Orleans: The Mississippi River has risen and some vessels cannot clear the bridge as scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13. Thus, some vessels, will omit New Orleans and continue on.
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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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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