HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE
UPDATE Thursday 9/20/18
According to the National Weather Service, “Florence has become an increasingly elongated low-pressure area that’s still producing heavy rain over parts of the Mid-Atlantic.” The storm has produced heavy rains and flash flooding in regions throughout the Carolinas. At this time, North Carolina Ports plans to resume full commercial truck operations in Wilmington and Morehead City on Monday, September 24.
FACILITIES AFFECTED BY THE HURRICANE
Hurricane Florence has made a significant impact on facilities along the Southeastern U.S. coast. TRAC is monitoring the situation and will provide further updates as information becomes available. Please see the status of port operations below and contact terminal operators for detailed information.
|The Port of Virginia||THURSDAY 9/20: All terminals and offices have re-opened and are back to normal operating hours. (Details)|
|North Carolina Ports||THURSDAY 9/20: At this time NC Ports plans to resume full commercial truck operations in Wilmington and Morehead City on Monday, September 24. Vessel operations are anticipated to commence by the end of this week in both locations and NC Ports will coordinate directly with vessel operators and agents. Both the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City will reopen to employees on Thursday, September 20. (Details)|
|South Carolina Ports||THURSDAY 9/20: Vessel and gate operations have resumed to normal operating hours. (Details)|
|Georgia Ports||THURSDAY 9/20: Georgia Ports Authority is observing normal operating hours at all GPA facilities. (Details)|
Florence Rainfall Totals
IMPORTANT SAFETY MEASURES
High water levels can cause major damage to chassis. Equipment on the street that has been subject to a high-water incident (i.e., water levels at or near the bottom of the wheel hub) may pose a serious safety concern. Please take appropriate precautions to ensure that the equipment located in low lying areas is moved out of harm’s way.
Under your agreement with TRAC Intermodal, you may be obligated to safeguard chassis while they are on-hire to you or otherwise in your possession or control. If your agreement with TRAC Intermodal does not contain these provisions, please share these important safety instructions to your designated motor carriers who are in possession of TRAC Intermodal chassis.
If equipment may have been subjected to a high water incident:
Please check the wheels for any signs that water may have entered the wheel hub, such as debris or a water line above the bottom of the wheel hub. Any chassis showing these signs, or known to have been subjected to a high-water incident, should not be moved over the road.
If you have a chassis on hire that may have been subjected to a high-water incident, please report it to TRAC Intermodal Customer Support at 1-877-987-2226, Option #2. Please provide the chassis number, your SCAC code, and the location of the chassis when reporting these incidents. TRAC Intermodal will dispatch a road service vendor to inspect the chassis for any possible damage and perform any necessary repairs. You will not be charged for the inspection or repair costs associated with these reported incidents. Please do not move the chassis until it has been inspected and repaired, as necessary.