In preparation for Hurricane Irma’s landfall in the southeastern US states, some carriers, sea ports, and airports are announcing closures and other temporary safety measures. Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm, and shippers can expect delays if the storm reaches the US as it is currently tracking.
As of noon Thursday, ports from Florida to South Carolina have provided operational updates:
• Miami: All gates are closed. Vessel operations will continue through noon tomorrow.
• Port Everglades: Gates are open for pick-up only.
• Freeport: All operations closed.
• Jacksonville: All operations closed.
• Savannah: Currently, operations are normal; however, closures are expected late on Friday or into the weekend. No new receipts are permitted from inbound vessels. Truckers with existing appointments should contact the terminals for confirmation.
• At this time, normal gate hours are planned through the weekend.
At this time, it is too early to forecast additional impacts to logistics operations. Customers with specific questions regarding the transport of freight should contact the customer service center managing their account. Deringer will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as conditions warrant.