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

Hurricane Michael track.
11 Oct 2018
Storm damage reached from Florida into the Carolinas on Thursday and severed the I-10 east-west route. The likely outcome is higher costs and lengthy detours.
Port of Mobile, Alabama, United States.
09 Oct 2018
The US Coast Guard has declared Condition Yankee for the eastern US Gulf of Mexico ports including Panama City, Pensacola, Mobile, Pascagoula, and Gulfport. Under that status, ports are closed to inbound and outbound traffic.
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.
02 Nov 2017
The added Puerto Rico capacity comes as recovery from Hurricane Maria has rekindled debate over the Jones Act.

Commentary

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