October 11, 2018
Hurricane Michael struck the Gulf yesterday with fury and is moving back toward the East Coast. The Florida Panhandle region was hit with winds up to 150 miles and torrential rain which was somewhat mitigated by the fast moving nature of the storm. It is now a tropical storm. Gulf ports are working to get back to normal. The Port of Mobile is working vessels and channels are open.
The storm has moved quickly back up toward the East Coast and has been reduced to a tropical storm. wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour have been recorded today and there are many unsafe/blocked roads from the panhandle up through Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.
Terminals are open in Savannah, Charleston and Virginia but with some restrictions and truck limitations impacting productivity. For example no empty containers could be processed in Norfolk until this afternoon. Virginia port officials are watching for further severe conditions with rising winds predicted this afternoon and a chance of tornadoes.
Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about specific shipments and we will keep you advised of conditions restricting cargo movements as information is known.