October 12, 2018 Hurricane Michael Update No. 3 This storm has caused devastating losses in states from Florida to Virginia and the complete toll is still being uncovered at this writing. Our Norfolk office is without power today along with 200,000 others in the southeast Virginia area. More than a million more are impacted in states further to the South.
Our Norfolk team is implementing our business continuity plan and most staff have power and internet service and are working from home. Office phones are in the process of being forwarded to cell phones. A few are still working to get internet access. If you have trouble getting through to anyone please use the following e-mail addresses as appropriate:
Import Logistics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Import Brokerage: email@example.com
The ports of Hampton Roads/Norfolk were closed to vessel traffic last night at 10 PM but opened at 0930 hours this morning without restriction. Terminals are open with some restrictions for the handling of containers (e.g. reefers, 45' containers and flat-racks - all returns of this equipment must be to VIG).
Meanwhile ports and highway crews further south around Wilmington, NC, Charleston and the Gulf are continuing the the recovery process. Priorities are restoring power and clearing impassable roads from downed trees. Flooding conditions still hamper certain areas. Even with terminals being open it will be some time before trucking and terminal operations return to full productivity. Your patience is appreciated.
Please let us know if you have any questions about specific shipments and we will do our best provide answers.