1 (Morristown, New Jersey) We promise to keep you informed on a frequent basis about how Hurricane Florence is affecting your supply chain on the US East Coast. Ports along the US East Coast are working but taking measures to prepare for the storm s arrival in the next 72 hours. Looking at the storm track, you may see a number of ports close at the same time. Our operational team is in touch with the US Coast Guard and leaders from the port, rail and trucking industry to ensure the latest updates. The National Hurricane Center expects a storm surge along the coastlines of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Freshwater flooding is expected due to heavy rainfall. Damaging hurricane force winds are likely along coastal areas and could spread inland into the Carolinas and Virginia
2 Port Operations Norfolk: The Coast Guard will close the main shipping channel, effective at 0600 hours on Wednesday morning, September 12 Sustained gale force winds are predicted to arrive at the Virginia Capes within 12 hours In support of US Coast Guard actions, The Port of Virginia will observe the following operational posture: Wednesday, September 12 Closed o All port administrative offices, including the World Trade Center CLOSED o ILA Partners and Management continue to work to secure all facilities Thursday, September 13 Truck Gates RE-OPEN o No TRS reservations required - open hours at all terminals o No empty reefer movement in or out of NIT o PPCY/RSA remain CLOSED all empties routed to the marine terminals o PCY chassis yard OPEN Friday, September 14 o Operating status to be determined and announced by midday on Thursday, September 13 NC Ports NC State Ports Authority continues its Hurricane Preparation Plan and is taking all necessary steps to protect cargo, facilities and equipment. Wednesday, September 12: The Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City will be CLOSED to commercial truck traffic, however, tenants will have access to both Ports. After 6:00 pm Tuesday, access will only be granted through Wilmington's South Gate (Container Gate). Thursday, September 13 through Saturday, September 15. No access of any kind will be permitted at either Port facility as of 12:00 am Thursday, September 13 through Saturday, September 15. Once Hurricane Florence passes, and the Port facilities can be evaluated, they will communicate plans concerning re-opening.
3 Savannah Port will continue to be open and they do not expect to move to increased levels of closure Baltimore The vessel channel will close, but the gates still remain open. Charleston Wednesday - Normal operations for gates Thursday - No vessel or gate operations Friday - No vessel or gate operations Saturday - No vessel or gate Operations Sunday - Vessel and gate operations possible, depending on storm track/conditions Monday - Normal operations are expected
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5 Rail Updates CSX Transportation (CSXT) CSX is enacting comprehensive storm preparations as Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. mainland. Precautions are being taken to protect rail traffic and assets in advance of this storm. Post-storm recovery planning, including holding trains at intermediate points across the network, is actively underway for rapid restoration of service and infrastructure once the weather moderates and conditions begin to improve. Portsmouth, VA The last train to arrive Portsmouth with freight destined to Portsmouth local and all Portsmouth ports will be Tuesday, September 11. Last outbound train from Portsmouth, VA; Portsmouth NIT; and Portsmouth PMT will depart Tuesday, September 11. CSXT will close all gates for traffic destined to Portsmouth local and all Portsmouth ports effective 1200 Tuesday, September 11. Starting Tuesday, September 11 at 1200, CSXT will no longer accept empty containers bound for Portsmouth and Virginia Port Authority; customers are encouraged to bill empties to other available port destinations. The CSXT-served Portsmouth, VA terminal will close Tuesday, September 11, at 1700 and remain closed through the storm. Charleston, SC The CSXT-served Charleston, SC rail terminal will close Wednesday, September 12, at 1700 and remain closed through the storm. Final train arrivals and departures to/from Charleston will be aligned to the terminal closure and subject to change as more information becomes available. At this time, all other CSX Intermodal Terminals are maintaining normal gate hours, subject to change as more information becomes available. Customers should expect an interruption in train service for traffic in the mid- Atlantic / I-95 corridor as the storm approaches and continuing as the storm moves through the region. Norfolk Southern (NS) As of Sept 10, there is an inland embargo - stop acceptance of cargo at all inland points feeding into Norfolk, and the rail is closed in Charleston as of Tues Sept 11 17:00. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your local Hamburg Süd customer service or sales representative. We will continue to keep you informed on a frequent basis as we get more details on the storm track.