Southeast Ports close in Preparation of Hurricane Dorian

Southeast Ports close in Preparation of Hurricane Dorian

2019-09-03T20:06:08+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Shipping News|

Hurricane Dorian battered through the Bahamas this weekend causing widespread power outages and flooding. As a result, evacuation orders have been issued for parts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia as Dorian is expected to bring dangerous conditions to the coast later this week.

Despite a decrease in wind speed, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned that the combined wind, surge, and flood hazards could devastate anyone its path.

The following ports have been affected:

PORT OF JACKSONVILLE

Hurricane Port Condition ZULU is now in effect. JAXPORT’s terminals remain closed to all commercial traffic for the duration of Hurricane Dorian and until cleared to reopen by the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Sector Jacksonville.

The port’s administrative offices and facilities are also closed, in alignment with the City of Jacksonville’s city office closures.

PORT OF SAVANNAH

The port of Savannah closed all operations in both the Brunswick and Savannah locations on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd and will remain closed until Thursday, September 4th.

PORT OF CHARLESTON

All terminals are open and operating under normal hours today, Tuesday September 3rd. Operations will end after business hours today with an expected re-open on Friday, September 6th.

PORT OF WILMINGTON & MOREHEAD CITY

Hurricane Port Condition XRAY is now in effect. Gates and operations will suspend at 5:00 PM on Wednesday September 4th.

PORT OF VIRGINIA

Hurricane Port Condition XRAY is now in effect. Gates and operations are still operating and accepting cargo. This status is expected to change within 48 hours.

status definitions
  • Seasonal Alert – An alert condition automatically set annually on June 1, which remains in effect through November 30.
  • Whiskey – A readiness condition in which hurricane force winds are possible within 72 hours.
  • X-Ray – A warning condition in which hurricane force winds are possible within 48 hours.
  • Yankee – A danger condition in which hurricane force winds are possible within 24 hours.
  • Zulu – A danger condition in which hurricane force winds are possible within 12 hours.

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