September 4, 2019
Updated impacts of Hurricane Dorian on ports and rail networks along the East Coast
Hurricane Dorian is currently Category 2 hurricane moving toward the north-northwest at 9 mph and is expected to continue this motion throughout today.
On this track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will move parallel to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through tonight.
The center of Dorian is forecast to move near or over the coast of South Caroline and North Carolina Thursday through Friday.
A slow weakening is expected during the next few days but Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during this time. (nhc.noaa.gov)
Current port conditions are as follows:
- The Port of Miami has opened.
- Port of Jacksonville currently remains closed, and scheduled to open Friday
- The Georgia Ports Authority has shut down operations in both the Brunswick and Savannah locations on Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4; reopen date, TBD.
- South Carolina Ports Authority marine terminals in Charleston and Georgetown are closed Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5. Both terminals will reopen for gate operations Friday, September 6 at 0900.
- The Wando Welch Terminal (WWT) and the North Charleston Terminal (NCT) will operate normally on Saturday, September 7. WWT and NCT will also be open Sunday, September 8 at 0600-1700.
- Due to expected high winds from Hurricane Dorian, South Carolina Inland Port Dillon will be closing at 1800 today, Wednesday, September 4 and will reopen Friday, September 6 at 0900.
- North Carolina Port Authority terminals in Wilmington and Morehead City, are currently operating under port condition YANKEE. Today, the Port of Wilmington will transition to Port Condition Zulu at 1600 and the Port of Morehead City at 2000.
- Based on current forecasts, both ports will be closed to commercial operations on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6. We anticipate issuing updates about reopening plans on Friday.
- Tenants will be permitted to access their facilities at both locations until 1700 today.
- Virginia Port Authority is currently operating under port condition X-RAY, but will set Port Condition to YANKEE at 1900 today.
- Based on current forecasts, we anticipate the Captain of the Port to set to condition ZULU and close the Port of Hampton Roads and the entrance to Chesapeake Bay on Thursday, September 5 at 1600.
Current rail conditions are as follows:
- Florida East Coast Railway has temporarily suspended regularly scheduled train service effective at 2359 Friday, August 30. Ramp closures are still in effect until further notice as scheduled in link.
- FEC plans to regroup at 1530 today to discuss railroad conditions for a possible opening mid-morning September 5, 2019. We will update you as information is released.
- Norfolk Southern closed all origin facility gates to Intermodal shipments destined for Savannah, Charleston and FEC destinations. The Charleston Intermodal Facility ceased operations at 1800 yesterday and closures will remain in effect until at least Friday, September 6, 2019.
- CSX anticipates that Dorian will impact portions of the CSX network in the following regions:
- Florida: Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4
- Georgia and the Carolinas: Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5
Current CVI hours of operations:
- All offices will open under normal business hours tomorrow, September 5, 2019. We anticipate the early closure of our Wilmington and Morehead City office tomorrow, but we will update customers as we continue monitoring Hurricane Dorian.
Delays are to be expected as Hurricane Dorian continues making its way up the east coast of the USA. We will update you as additional information becomes available.
Your CVI Team