Hurricane Dorian Closes Southeast Ports

Hurricane Dorian is inching its way northwest at about 1 MPH, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), threatening the US southeast coast after pummeling the Bahamas over the weekend.

The storm will get “dangerously close to the Florida east coast late Tuesday through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday,” according to an NHC notice Tuesday morning. Seven people have already died as a result of the storm in the Bahamas, according to media reports.

The Jacksonville Port Authority closed all terminals Monday and they will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Ports of Miami and the Everglades closed Monday until further notice. The Georgia Ports of Savannah and New Brunswick will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Georgia Port Authority. Marine terminals at the Ports of Charleston and Georgetown South Carolina will be closed Wednesday and Thursday and reopen Friday, according to an announcement from the Port Authority.

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The Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City in North Carolina will operate normal gate hours Tuesday and close at noon on Wednesday. Neither port is receiving refrigerated cargo for export as of Tuesday. Norfolk Southern is staging repair equipment to expedite repairs should they be necessary and CSX is warning customers to expect delays in affected areas… SupplyChainDIVE

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