Shipping Update: Usa / Caribbean Island / Central America Storms

HURRICANEs irma, JOSE and katia: CARIBBEAN ISLANDS, central america & south east usa

Hurricane Irma has already hit some of the Caribbean Islands, Florida and Cuba causing mass devestation and heavily affecting those living and working in the area. Although the storm has been downgraded, Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for the Atlanta, Georgia area. 

  • Currently several Caribbean Islands are without power and experiencing flooding on top of the mass devestation.
  • Florida has experienced flooding from the sea level rising and extensive rain but this is expected to recede over the next few days allowing a full evaluation of the damage to be done.
  • Ports in Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Charleston and Savannah are closed but as the storm has now been downgraded they are expected to re-open in the next couple of days as it moves along. 

We are in communication with our local partners through alternative offices and will contact our customers directly if their shipment is likely to be affected, if you have any concerns please contact your move manager. 

Hurricaine's Jose and Katia are also threatening the Atlantic Basin area and we will monitor the situation closely to provide further updates. 

hurricane harvey: texas & louisiana

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the US on Friday 25th August causing mass destruction. As a result there has been some impact on shipments for customers moving to/from parts of Texas and Louisiana as our US partners are still limited in their ability to operate and to reach some of the cities and neighborhoods affected. 

  • The ports and rail terminals have re-opened and are mostly back in operation.
  • The water level has significantly decreased but the recovery and clean up will take some time.
  • Advice to shippers is to keep in touch with their contact for their property to monitor the situation in conjunction with your move manager. 
  • Many people are displaced due to damage and flooding to homes.

Our local partners continue to keep us updated and we will provide further details to those customers affected as and when we have them. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime please contact your Move Manager.

Our thoughts are of course with all those affected and those working tirelessly in the recovery efforts. Click here to donate to the American Red Cross who are supporting those affected.

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