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Hurricane Harvey logistics resource fact sheet

Inundated Houston highways have become landing pads and boat launches.

This resource includes customer updates from logistics companies and transportation providers, and ways people can contribute to charitable organizations to help those affected by the storm and flooding. This page will be updated whenever JOC learns of new resources. Most recently updated information is marked by blue type (Last updated Sept. 5). More Harvey coverage can be found here.

CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISORIES:

ABF Freight said Harvey-related complications are interrupting service in Houston, Dallas, Little Rock, and San Antonio. https://arcb.com/abf-freight/resources/service-advisories.html

Averitt Express LTL trucking terminals in Houston and Beaumont, Texas, were open Sept. 5, providing limited service. “We will be attempting all areas around Beaumont Tuesday,” the company said. In Houston, pickup and delivery in Lake Jackson and Freeport is limited.

BNSF Railway reports on service disruptions: http://domino.bnsf.com/website/updates.nsf/updates?ReadForm&service

Central Freight Lines expects the majority of its customers in Houston to reopen Tuesday, Sept. 5. On Friday, Sept. 1, the less-than-truckload carrier’s Houston terminal was operating on a limited basis. “We had 35 pickup and delivery drivers show up for work today. Our usual daily number is 75 drivers in Houston,” the Waco, Texas-based company said on its website. Central Freight restored line-haul LTL service from Fort Worth, Texas, to Houston, but some locations in its metropolitan service area remain inaccessible as flood waters recede and recovery efforts continue.

Cosco Container Lines North America reports its North American Customer Service Center is operating with up to 60 percent staffing: http://www.cosco-usa.com/

Dunavant Logistics reports its warehouse and transportation operating facilities have not been damaged by wind or water.

Estes Express has closed terminals in Houston and Corpus Christi, and is reporting delays at terminals in Laredo, McAllen, and San Antonio.

FEMA can help confirm whether accessing areas of Texas is possible with this link https://www.fema.gov/about-industry-liaison-program. Access to many areas is restricted and for authorization companies must send the following information to R6-privatesector@fema.dhs.gov. *What life-saving commodities are you transporting? (Only life-sustaining/life-supporting commodities will be allowed) *How many trucks and how are they marked? *What is the end destination and known route (this is important)? *What IDs do drivers have? *What's ETA for destination?

FedEx services, both package and truck, remain disrupted in Texas and Louisiana Aug. 31. A list of cities in Texas and Louisiana where FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight service has been suspended or is only partially restored is available here: http://www.fedex.com/us/servicealerts/

Frozen Food Express, a refrigerated trucking firm in Lancaster, Texas, plans to begin delivering freight destined for Houston Sept. 5. “Our plan is to deliver freight with oldest due dates first,” the company said on its website. “However, there are still several customers that are not open. We may also experience delays in appointments as some customers have several carriers delivering to the same locations.” The carrier is accepting orders for delivery the week of Sept. 11 but warns delays could continue.

Georgia has suspended hours-of-operations for truck drivers delivering petroleum for three weeks to ensure a supply in the state. https://gov.georgia.gov/sites/gov.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/08.30.17.01.pdf

Gulf Winds International reopened offices in Houston Aug. 31 with limited staffing.

Hapag-Lloyd omits a Houston call on Gulf Caribbean service, will drop cargo at Altamira: https://www.hapag-lloyd.com/en/news-insights/news/2017/08/gcs-service-_-frisia-lissabon--v--1730-nb-1735-sb----houston-omi.html

Intermarine update on its Industrial Terminals at Jacintoport in Houston: http://www.intermarineusa.com/

Jetco Delivery, Houston-based trucking operator, is helping relief efforts. “Given that the ports and most customers are still closed, we are improvising,” CEO Brian Fielkow said Aug. 31.

Kansas City Southern Railway advisory on service suspensions, shipment embargo, and force majeure declaration: http://www.kcsouthern.com/customer-resources/service-status-updates/hurricane-harvey-update

Maersk Line customer advisory on Houston service: https://www.maerskline.com/news/2017/08/30/hurricane-harvey-update

Old Dominion Freight Line's Beaumont, Texas service center is experiencing severe disruptions and delays, as many roadways in the area remain flooded. Terminals in Houston and South Houston were operating at 50 percent capacity Tuesday, Sept. 5, with limited pickups. Service in Corpus Christi is also limited, with delays expected. Shippers can check the ioperational status of ODFL terminals through the LTL carrier’s online operations level map.

Pinch Transport in an email reported that its Houston office would open Thursday, Aug. 31 and that the company's Midland/Odessa, Texas, and Oklahoma LTL is up and running as usual.

Port Freeport update on hurricane impact and recovery: http://www.portfreeport.com/about/weatherupdates?hsCtaTracking=7445b249-7e51-4c98-8de7-8eb86b9c6da6%7C1bfafac4-337d-49a3-a1bc-3140709ffea9

Port of Corpus Christi statement on hurricane impact and recovery: http://portofcc.com/hurricane-harvey-impact-to-the-port-post-storm-recovery-status-of-ship-channel/

Port Houston reports the Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals will operate from 7 am to 5 pm, with a 4 pm cutoff for inbound trucks, but breakbulk terminals farther up the ship channel remain closed to vessel traffic. More information: porthouston.com/portweb/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PortHoustonHarveyFAQs.pdf

R + L Carriers said shipments destined to the Houston area will be impacted until their service center is able to operate safely. It said affected areas include Houston and surrounding markets, all coastal areas, including Victoria, and limited service in Corpus Christi.

SalSon Logistics reports its Houston staff is safe and working from their homes as the drayage company continues to monitor conditions.

Saia said all freight to Houston is embarged and the following terminals will be closed Wednesday, August 30, 2017: Beaumont, TX, Houston, TX. Operations are limited at the company's Lake Charles, LA, terminal while there is limited delivery at terminals in Lafayatte, and New Orleans, LA because of low-lying flooding. Saia believes all employees and their families are safe. A complete list of embargoed destinations is here: http://saia.com/embargolist.aspx

Seaboard Marine is monitoring conditions that have closed Jacintoport, where its ships call in Houston: https://www.seaboardmarine.com/seaboard-marine-monitoring-hurricane-harvey/

Sealand advisory on Houston services: http://view.email.sealand.com/?qs=8b13988fa8b4a66c561c3582e5f11c33b14aa89c495945c52a20856d8d32626b517b89b31ef311f5a6d6f36c7ddfb089e49bafe316af3c77d26f822e3438a52e

Southeastern Freight Lines as of Aug. 31 was unable to pick up or deliver shipments at its LTL terminals in Houston, South Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Texas Department of Transportation map of flooded highways: https://drivetexas.org/#/6/32.553/-98.852?future=false

Union Pacific Railroad service advisory on storm impacts: https://www.up.com/customers/announcements/customernews/generalannouncements/CN2017-63.html

United States Postal Service reports widespread disruption. Specific details can be found here: http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/welcome.htm

UPS said Aug. 31 there continue to be many locations in Houston where no pickups and deliveries are being made. The number of affected areas in Texas is down to 574 zip codes from 728 zip codes Monday. A searchable list of areas affected is available here: https://www.ups.com/us/en/service-alerts.page

US Coast Guard 8th District updates on Hurricane Harvey: http://www.news.uscg.mil/News-by-Region/8th-District-Heartland/

EMERGENCY AID:

American Logistics Aid Network, a FEMA partner, is coordinating logistics services and equipment donations: http://alanaid.org/how-to-help/offerinkind/. Businesses interested only in for-hire work may go to https://www.fema.gov/about-industry-liaison-program

Gulf Winds International‘s charitable arm, the More Than The Move Foundation, sends donations directly to employee and owner-operators’ families in need, with no overhead: https://morethanthemove.com/?page_id=1009

International Longshoremen’s Association relief fund to help ILA members affected by storm: http://www.ilaunion.org/ila-afl-cio-launches-fundraising-drive-to-aide-tx-ila-members-recover-from-hurricane-harvey/

PLS Logistics said it will donate 100 percent of profits from Texas moves in the week of Sept. 4 to the American Red Cross. The company's Houston office is currently closed but its employees are safe.

Project 44, a transportation software company, is offering its less-than-truckload and truckload visibility products free for the next 30 days https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hurricane-harvey-supporting-houston-our-networks-tommy-barnes

Union Pacific Railroad donates $250,000 to hurricane relief, will match contributions up to $100,000: https://www.up.com/media/releases/170828-harvey-relief.htm

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