• ITVI.USA
    15,909.400
    -330.930
    -2%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.776
    0.014
    0.5%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.610
    -0.170
    -0.8%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,915.300
    -318.010
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,909.400
    -330.930
    -2%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.776
    0.014
    0.5%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.610
    -0.170
    -0.8%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,915.300
    -318.010
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
American ShipperShipping

NEWS FLASH: Southeast U.S. ports brace for Hurricane Hermine

The ports of Savannah and Brunswick will be closed for operations tomorrow, Sept. 2, 2016, as a result of expected severe weather caused by Hurricane Hermine, which was recently upgraded from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane.

   Deepwater seaports in the southeastern United States are bracing for expected severe weather tomorrow from Hurricane Hermine.
   The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) will close its facilities in Savannah and Brunswick, and the Jacksonville Port Authority may shut down operations at all Jaxport terminals Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, as well.
   Hurricane Hermine, which the National Weather Service upgraded earlier today from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane, is expected to bring with it heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of around 75 miles per hour when it reaches northeast Florida and southern Georgia later tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
   Closed facilities in Georgia will include the Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal in Savannah, and the Colonel’s Island Bulk Facility and Mayor’s Point Terminal in Brunswick. GPA said it may resume operations as early as Friday evening, and that normal gate operations will resume at Garden City Terminal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Gate 4 only.
   The Jacksonville Port Authority said it was also considering closing for the day, but had not issued an official decision as of 5 p.m. on Thursday.
   Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 56 counties, including Glynn and Chatham counties, which include Savannah and Brunswick. The U.S. Coast Guard will restrict vessel arrival and departure in Georgia starting at 10 p.m. tonight, according to GPA.
   “Out of an abundance of caution, and for the safety of our employees, local residents, customers and service providers, we are closing our facilities until the storm has passed,” GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch said of the decision. “The GPA would like to thank our port users, stakeholders and employees for their continued support.”
   A spokesperson for the South Carolina Ports Authority told American Shipper it has no plans at present to close operations at its terminals in Charleston, Georgetown or Greer.
   SCPA said in a statement it is closely monitoring the storm, and would likely close the empty container yards at Wando Welch Terminal and North Charleston Terminal at noon on Friday.
   “Normal vessel, reefer and loaded yard operations are expected on Friday, so long as conditions allow,” the authority said. “We will continue to watch the forecast and observe weather conditions, updating operational status accordingly.”

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