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Irma Logistics Update 9/11/17

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 11, 2017 1:34:10 PM

Update as of Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Tropical Storm and is forecasted to track over the Florida panhandle then into Georgia and Alabama. Logistics operations are expected to continue to be impacted as the storm progresses over the South Atlantic and South Central states this week. 

Click the links below to access port, airport, rail and trucking company specific updates.  


The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has issued Yankee and Zulu (most severe) conditions for ports in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Learn more about USCG port conditions by clicking here.

Port of Miami - Closed until further notice. 

Port Everglades - Closed until further notice. 

JAXPORT - Closed through Tuesday, September 12. 

Ports of Savannah & Brunswick - Closed through Tuesday, September 12. 

Port of Charleston - Closed until further notice. 

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Miami International Airport - Closed

Tampa International Airport - No flights today. 

Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson) International Airport - Open but flight cancellations will impact operations. 

Charleston International Airport - Nearly all flights cancelled. 


CSX - Shipments into the Miami area will experience delays. Intermodal traffic destined to FEC locations are temporarily discontinued until further notice. 

Norfolk Southern - Freight embargoed in impacted area. 


Some carriers do not have updates available on the web. Therefore, our team has compiled the latest operational information below. 

Carrier Operational Status
A. Duie Pyle  In anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s impact on Florida, our Partner, Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL) is currently unable to pick up or deliver shipments serviced by their Jacksonville, Ocala, Tampa, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Miami, Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach service centers. Other operations may be impacted as cities respond to local and federal evacuations and as SEFL manages the safety of their employees. If you have freight moving to or from this region and have questions, please contact our Customer Service department at 1−800−523−5020.−523−5020.
AAA Cooper Based on the current weather information and evacuation orders, the facilities listed below will remain closed today. Jacksonville, 32209; Ocala, 34474; Orlando, 32824; Tampa, 33637; Ft Myers, 33905; Ft Pierce, 34951; Pompano, 33069; Miami, 33178; Albany (GA) 31705; Dothan (AL) 36303; Tallahassee 32303; Savannah (GA) 31408. All of the Florida terminals have stopped accepting pickups. No freight will be moving into or out of Florida at this time.
ABF No Freight going into Florida.
Averitt Express

Fort Myers, Miami, West Palm Beach, Savannah - CLOSED
Orlando - OPEN with limited service
There will be no pickup and delivery services in Daytona, Daytona Beach, RockledgeEdgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Meritt Island, Vero Beach, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Sebastian, Palm Bay or Titusville

Bailey's Express Not a service area.
Bryan Truck Lines Not a service area.
Central Freight Lines Florida Terminals - CLOSED
Freight to be held until storm clears.
Central Transport

CLOSED: Savannah (GA), Tifton (GA), Jacksonville (FL), Tallahassee (FL), Orlando (FL), Miami (FL), Fort Lauderdale (FL), Tampa (FL), Fort Myers (FL) 

LIMITED OPERTAIONS: Columbia (SC), Charleston (SC), Augusta (GA), Mascum (GA), Columbus (GA)

Dayton Freight Lines Our Partner, Southeastern Freight Lines has reported that the Puerto Rico Service Center is closed due to Hurricane Irma. Effective Thursday September, 7, an embargo is in effect for Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Due to the severity of the storm, no pickups will be accepted for shipments that are destined for one of these service centers. Other SEFL operations may be impacted as cities respond to local and federal evacuations and as they manage the safety of their employees. If you have freight moving to or from this region and have questions, please contact Dayton Freight Lines Corporate Customer Service at 1.800.860.5102.
Dorhn Transfer Company Not a service area.
Estes Express Due to the size and strength of the storm, all pickups for freight destined for Florida are suspended. Any line-haul in or out of Florida has also been suspended. Service between Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland is also suspended and will be off schedule for several weeks to come. For additional information regarding specific Puerto Rico shipments, please contact your local Estes terminal.
FedEx Freight FedEx will be prepared to provide service to the best of our ability in areas affected by the storm and as local conditions allow. To help avoid delays, we encourage you to contact your recipients to verify whether their location is open or able to receive deliveries
Hercules Freight Not a service area.
New England Motor Freight  Not a service area. No embargo on interline freight. 
New Penn Motor Express  New Penn will continue to pick up and consolidate Puerto Rico shipments as normal. Shipping lanes out of New Jersey are open and we will be sailing as usual this weekend to Puerto Rico. Assessment of the situation in Puerto Rico will dictate delivery to the island.  No further update provided. 
Old Dominion 

Please note that some areas are temporarily unable to be serviced due to severe weather conditions. If you have questions or concerns please contact Customer Service at 1-800-235-5569. Visit the Old Dominion website for zip codes currently impacted. 

PACE Not a service area.
Pitt Ohio Interlining to Averitt.
R&L Carriers Embargo on all freight in and out of Florida and surrounding major markets.
Areas of impacted service due to Hurricane Irma (Includes all surrounding major markets): Ft. Myers (FL); Ft.Pierce (FL); Lakeland (FL); Miami (FL); Jacksonville (FL); Yamessee (SC); Columbia (SC); Lumberton (NC)
Rist Transport Not a service area.
Roadrunner Not picking up freight or making deliveries for shipments serviced by Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville. Terminals are closed until further notice. Please be advised that linehaul, pickups and deliveries in these areas are all impacted causing delays. 
Ross Not a service area

Fort Myers, Miami and West Palm Beach terminals are closed and due to the mandatory evacuations, freight is embargoed. 
The following terminals will only make deliveries and there will be no pick-ups today: Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and Savannah.

Severence  Not a service area.
South Eastern Freight Lines Due to the mandatory evacuations in Florida, we are currently unable to pick up or deliver shipments serviced by Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Puerto Rico, Tampa and West Palm Beach. We will be evaluating these service areas daily and making adjustments to the service points.
UPS Service has been suspended in areas of several southeastern states. There will be no pickups or deliveries in most areas of Florida on Monday along with areas of Georgia and South Carolina.
US Freightways No freight going into Florida.
Volpe Not a service area.
Volunteer Not a service area.
Ward  The current embargoed locations include Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Puerto Rico. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further information as available.
YRC  ALBANY, GA 418 Terminal Closed
COLUMBIA, SC 683 Terminal Closed
FLORENCE, SC 695 Terminal Closed
FORT MYERS, FL 728 Terminal Closed
GUAYNABO, PR 700 Terminal Closed
JACKSONVILLE, FL 730 Terminal Closed
TAMPA,FL 754 Terminal Closed
VALDOSTA (LAKE PARK, GA) 705 Terminal Closed

Our team's thoughts are with all that have been impacted by Harvey and Irma.

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