As Hurricane Dorian, now a category 2 storm, approaches the South East Coast of the United States many ports have closed and/or plan to close in the upcoming days.

Dorian is expected to bring rain, wind, and storm surge that could cause damage and may shut down the ports closed for several days.

This also impacts inland rail depots who have stopped taking/in-gating containers bound for Savannah and Charleston.

Port Closures
Miami, FL – South Florida Container Terminal – Closed 3/9/19. 
Savannah, Ga – Georgia Ports Authority – Closed 3/9/19 & 4/9/19
Charleston, SC – Wando Terminal – South Carolina State Ports

Norfolk Southern Rail
The Norfolk Southern has now closed all of their in-gates for export loads and empties destined to Charleston & Savannah. Closures will be through at least Friday, September 6th.
Memphis to Miami which interchanges to the Florida East Coast railroad – these loaded containers will be held in Memphis.

CSX Rail
The CSX has advised they will cease all rail operations at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 3rd including all routes to/from:
– Charleston
– Savannah
– Jacksonville
– Nashville

Hurricane Dorian, a Category 2 storm, is hitting Florida’s northeastern coast and is expected to move north virtually parallel to the U.S. shoreline. We will continue to monitor the situation and progress of the storm and will send out additional updates as they become available.