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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

A barge leaves for a mission.
13 Mar 2018
With a quarter of the island’s residents lacking electrical power, long-term improvements are taking a back seat to rebuilding efforts.
12 Mar 2018
In what is typically the slow season for US truckload shipping, carriers are levying surcharges and rejecting shipments.
15 Nov 2017
There is a rocky road ahead.
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.

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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