Hurricane Irma Update

In light of Irma’s changing trajectory and weakened condition, there are a number of updates to the information released in last Friday’s Shap Flash.  Please note the following:

  • Port of Charleston is open and operating normally.
  • Port of Savannah is CLOSED.  As of now, it is expected to re-open on Wednesday, 9/13. We are not hearing of containers being offloaded elsewhere.
  • Port of Jacksonville is CLOSED.  It is possible that the terminal will re-open on Wednesday, 9/13 pending approval from the Coast Guard. We are not hearing of containers being offloaded elsewhere.
  • Port of Miami/Everglades and Tampa terminals are CLOSED.  No word yet on when terminal operations may resume. The terminals and shipping channels will need to be inspected prior to resuming operations.  We are continuing to track vessels for diversions.
  • Florida airports remain impacted by Irma with all flights cancelled. Conditions are unlikely to change today.  Atlanta has started to be impacted by wind/rain, and airlines have commenced with cancelling flights.

More information should become available as Irma moves inland and weather conditions allow for necessary inspections.

Shapiro will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.