Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - http://bit.ly/2gRQMUS
More on Hurricane Harvey Story - http://www.universalcargo.com/hurricane-harvey-update-gulf-coast-shipping-resumed/
More on Hurricane Irma Story - http://www.universalcargo.com/u-s-ports-bracing-for-another-deadly-hurricane/
Live Hurricane Irma Updates - http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/09/us/hurricane-irma-cuba-florida/index.html
Transcript - Hello and welcome to Universal Shipping News, where we ask, “What the freight is going on with international shipping?”
I’m Jared Vineyard
What’s going on with shipping? Hurricanes. Plural. Two hurricanes. First, Hurricane Harvey put Houston underwater, destroyed homes, took lives… and when it comes to shipping and the supply chain, the hurricane halted trucking and rail in the region, shut down Houston airports as well as Gulf Coast ports, the Port of Houston, the Port of Corpus Christi, the Port of Galveston…
Universal Cargo Atlanta Operations Manager Erick Constantino pointed out the chain reaction that happens in shipping from events like this.
“When operations are shut down in one area, it has a ripple effect across the nation. For imports, we will see delays on ETAs as vessels are parked at sea until operations resume. That’ll lead to delays at the other ports the vessel is calling. For exports, that will mean the containers will have delayed departures and a shortage of available equipment. For truckers, they’ll have to assess the damage to their equipment, and we can expect port congestions when operations resume as every container will be hot for delivery.”
What’s crazy is we haven’t even seen the full supply chain fallout from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, is headed straight for Florida. Ports in Florida are, of course, shutting down, stacking rippling shipping disruption upon rippling shipping disruption.
Irma has been downgraded to a category 4 hurricane, but is still extremely dangerous and is expected to make landfall in Florida sometime between early tomorrow (Sunday, September 10th) and early Monday, September 11th.
I’ll put links below to more on these stories at UniversalCargo.com, but also to a Hurricane Harvey relief fund you can give to in order to support those who are still in desperate need of aid in Houston.
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Until next time, stay in shipshape!