Following Hurricane Irma’s departure—now a tropical depression, port infrastructure is being assessed in the US Southeast. A return to operations has been announced for some parts of Florida and South Carolina, and ports in Georgia are expected to re-open later today or tomorrow.
As of noon today, the following operational updates have been provided for ports in the US Southeast.
- Miami: Truck and gate operations opened at some terminals, but marine traffic is still closed.
- Port Everglades: Ships are expected to re-enter the port this morning. Five terminals are operational, and an additional five are expected to come online later today.
- Jacksonville: Offices and terminals are closed today as the US Coast Guard assesses infrastructure. Staff will begin returning to work on Wednesday, September 13th.
- Airports: Have re-opened, but delays are expected.
- Gates and container yards opened this morning; terminals and offices are observing normal operating hours.
- Ports in Georgia are expected to re-open later today or tomorrow.
Some delays can be anticipated for air and seaborne cargo traffic. Customers with specific questions regarding the transport of freight should contact the customer service center managing their account. Deringer will continue to provide updates as necessary.