Airports, ports reopening after Hurricane Irma, but expect delays

At Miami International Airport, flights will also resume gradually on Tuesday. At Tampa International Airport, flights are due to resume on Tuesday morning, though the airport expects only about 30% of its normal schedule. The Orlando airport is expected to resume limited service on Tuesday. Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood is expected to...

US Southeast ports to reopen but cargo delays to last days

The US ports that closed ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall are preparing to reopen, but with fuel stores low, many still without power, and roads and rail lines in disrepair, it will be days before shippers see supply chains in Florida and the Southeast totally restored. Already, analysts and transportation...

Hurricane Irma Update regarding Florida Seaports

UPDATE 9/11/17, 12 p.m.: The U.S. Coast Guard has set the following port conditions: Zulu: Port of Key West, Port Everglades, PortMiami, Port of Palm Beach, Port Canaveral, Port Tampa Bay, Port Manatee, Port Tampa Bay, Port St. Pete, Port of Ft. Pierce, JAXPORT, Port of Fernandina, Port of Panama City Yankee: Port...

Irma Wreaks Havoc in the Caribbean and S.E. U.S.

Cargo in Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean is expected to suffer delays following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma last week and on the weekend. Ports and airports remain closed, rail services are restricted, and ships are rearranging port calls after many containerships fled west of the Caribbean islands to...

Freight recovery from Irma to last months, spike truck rates

Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and double truckload spot rates, with analysts and transport providers warning it could take up to six months to recover. Transportation providers are still reeling from Hurricane Harvey, the Category 3 storm that hit the US Gulf Coast two...

Hurricane Irma Update: Port, Terminal & Rail Closures

Hurricane Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or so with a decrease in forward speed. A turn toward the northwest is expected by late Saturday. On the forecast track, the eye of Irma should...

Southeast US ports shuttering as Irma barrels down

Hurricane Irma is shaping up to be potentially catastrophic to shippers’ supply chains and shipments as the storm now threatens not only the Caribbean but the entire southeast United States. Ports from Miami to Charleston now lie in the Category 5 storm’s projected path, most within mandatory evacuation zones, and...

Caribbean, US Southeast shippers prep for Irma disruption

A little more than a week after Hurricane Harvey roiled Gulf Coast supply chains, another larger and stronger storm is threatening days-long delays and significant damage to cargo in the Caribbean and US Southeast. Hurricane Irma, now the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since 2005, has been characterized as a...

Houston truckers struggle with slow, soggy restart

Roads throughout Texas and the US Gulf Coast remain closed to traffic more than a week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Trucking operators are putting rigs back on the road in Houston, but slow-to-recede floodwaters and road closures complicate efforts to restore service. Shippers moving goods through and to the...