US Hurricanes

Shippers and transportation companies are trying to figure out what comes next as the US continues to reel from the destruction of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which battered and broke supply chains from Texas to Puerto Rico. Below is the latest information available on the supply chain impacts of these devastating storms.

Special Coverage

Ports and most warehouses escaped serious damage, but freight networks in surrounding areas weren’t so lucky.

News & Analysis

02 Nov 2017
The added Puerto Rico capacity comes as recovery from Hurricane Maria has rekindled debate over the Jones Act.
01 Nov 2017
Purchased transportation costs rose steadily in the third quarter.
25 Oct 2017
US truck tonnage slipped slightly less than 1 percent in September, following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but year-over-year data shows a significant long-term increase in freight volumes.
19 Oct 2017
YRC Worldwide was hit by two hurricanes and a wave of rising transportation costs in the third quarter, forcing it to lower its projected operating profit for 2017.
17 Oct 2017
After climbing for seven straight weeks, US spot truckload rates stalled last week, but remain higher than usual for early October. DAT Solutions expects spot pricing to keep climbing.

Commentary

Some issues in ocean shipping are so predictable that you can plan for them, yet others are not so predictable.

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