The worst of the storm is over but major flood problems are persisting, especially in North Carolina. Terminal operations are beginning to return to normal at most southeast ports but there are backlogs being dealt with and some limitations due to continued rain, wind and flooding. A summary as follows:
Baltimore - operating normally and expected to continue to do so even as rain expected.
Norfolk - terminal operations returned to normal this morning and shipping channels open
Wilmington, NC - still closed and be further evaluated today. Terminal has not been flooded but heavy rains expected and flooding in the area is expected until Thursday.
Charleston - Terminals open but with congestion issues which will take some time to work through. Some vessels worked yesterday.
Savannah - Terminals open and working. Vessel sailings subject to approval on a case by case basis.
A number of vessels have been diverted or delayed with respect to port calls scheduled for Wilmington and Charleston. We will keep you advised of specific shipments impacted by schedule changes or diversions and do all possible go keep shipments moving with a minimum of lost time and additional costs.
We can expect significant trucking disruptions and increased costs based on supply and demand in an already volatile trucking environment. Road closures are still a major issues in North Carolina.
We will keep you advised of further material changes as they develop and all should expect slow going in many parts of North Carolina and South Carolina.