September 01, 2016 | Industry Insights, Insights

BREAKING NEWS: Threat of Hurricane Hermine Forces Southeast Ports to Shut Down as Precautionary Measure

Share This:

Hurricane Hermine has deepwater seaports in the southeastern U.S. bracing for severe weather, causing the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) to close its facilities in Savannah and Brunswick, according to an alert issued by American Shipper. The Jacksonville Port Authority may shut down operations at all Jaxport terminals Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, as well.

The National Weather Service upgraded Hurricane Hermine earlier today from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of around 75 miles per hour when it reaches northeast Florida and southern Georgia later tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Closed facilities in Georgia will include the Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal in Savannah, and the Colonel’s Island Bulk Facility and Mayor’s Point Terminal in Brunswick. GPA said it may resume operations as early as Friday evening, and that normal gate operations will resume at Garden City Terminal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Gate 4 only.

The Jacksonville Port Authority said it was also considering closing for the day, but had not issued an official decision as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, according to American Shipper’s notification.
Roanoke Trade encourages all of our insureds to be prepared for potential disasters, and take the necessary measures to protect your employees (safety is paramount) and cargo, including having the right cargo insurance program in place.

We are the leading provider of insurance and surety solutions for transportation and logistics firms. For more information about our products, please contact one of our professionals at 1-800-ROANOKE (800-762-6653).

 

Share This:

Related


How Vulnerable is Your Company to an Attack by Cyber Criminals?

As featured in Forward Magazine At the AirCargo 2022 conference, a question was posed to the audience: Who has cyber insurance? Only 20% of the audience raised their hands! This is concerning because cyber-related crime is at an all-time high and still growing fast. The current data around cybercrime is alarming. By April of 2021, […]

Cyber Security, Industry Insights

Cargo Theft Holiday Advisory – Preparations to Secure Your Supply Chain

Cargo thieves are poised to strike as you look forward to relaxing by the lake or beach during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Cargo theft increases during extended holiday weekends because cargo is typically left unattended for longer periods. However, you can stay ahead of these opportunistic thieves and reduce exposure by following these best […]

Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights

New Report by BSI Global Intelligence Outlines Leading Causes of Increased Theft

Increased Prices of Fuel, Agricultural Products, and Other Goods are Leading to Increased Theft In partnership with Roanoke, BSI’s Global Intelligence Analysts have provided a high-level outlook on the top supply chain risks expected in upcoming months, based on data and trends from the first three quarters of 2022. BSI’s data shows that thieves globally […]

Industry Insights

Professional Partnerships

Roanoke is the leading provider of insurance and surety solutions for transportation and logistics providers. In fact, we are recognized as the most reliable source for U.S. customs bonds.

Contact

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact with our team.

800-762-6653

US CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

1501 E. Woodfield Road

Suite 400W

Schaumburg, IL 60173


CANADA CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

390 Bay Street

Munich Re Centre, 22nd Floor

Toronto, ON M5H 2Y2

Solutions that Go the Distance.

© 2024 Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. A Munich Re company

Better Business Bureau logoCoverholder at Lloyd's logo