HURRICANE Michael UPDATE
UPDATE – Friday 10/12/18
Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida on Wednesday, October 10, as a Category 4 storm and is slowly moving north through the Southeastern US. Ports along the eastern Gulf Coast and the Southeastern US coast are currently experiencing disruptions. Facilities in nearby areas may be impacted by heavy flooding. Please check with individual terminal operators for updates to their operating hours.
FACILITIES AFFECTED BY THE HURRICANE
Hurricane Michael is affecting facilities throughout the Gulf Coast and Southeastern U.S. so please check with terminal operators for their operating hours by facility. TRAC is monitoring the situation and will provide further updates as information becomes available.
FACILITY CLOSURES – FRIDAY 10/12/18
|Florida||The Ports of Pensacola and Panama City are closed to all inbound and outbound traffic under port status Zulu. CONDITION WHISKEY has been set for the Port of Jacksonville.|
|Alabama||The Port of Mobile is operating under normal hours.|
|Mississippi||The Ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport are operating under normal hours.|
|Georgia||Georgia Ports Authority continues to operate normally.|
|South Carolina||The empty container fields at both terminals are OPEN, and the USCG has removed Port Condition Yankee, re-opening the Port of Charleston without restrictions.|
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.