Hurricane Dorian disrupts supply chain in Southeast U.S.
Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 2 storm, continues to lash the Southeast U.S. as the aftermath of the storm begins to plague the region. As of 2 p.m. today, the storm was located off the coast of South Carolina moving northeast at 8 mph. All watches and warnings for the east coast of Florida were discontinued earlier today after the storm skirted the state.
Throughout the week, Dorian has caused major disruptions to maritime and intermodal freight. In Florida alone, the ports of Miami, Jacksonville, Canaveral, and Fernandina were all closed for a period of time throughout the week. As Dorian heads into the Carolinas and Georgia, many of those state’s major ports have or are planning to close, including the ports of Savannah, Charleston, and Wilmington. Additionally, on Tuesday Norfolk Southern closed all origin facility gates for intermodal shipments destined for Charleston or Savannah with plans to reopen no earlier than tomorrow.
Trans-Border will continue to monitor the storm closely and provide updates should it effect any of your shipments. If you have any questions, please reach out to Bill Carey, Import Compliance Manager, at email@example.com or (800) 493-9444.