Update : 1st November
We have received a report today. Essentially the New York report says that the ports and terminals will remain closed until surveys and remediation are completed. The surveys are expected to be completed this weekend, suggesting the ports won’t reopen until sometime next week, at the earliest. Once terminal operators receive electrical power, they may be able to release cargo which has been at the port since Sandy hit.
Previous AnnouncementAs you are aware Hurricane Sandy is approaching the Eastern seaboard of the USA. The worst affected areas is expected to be upper Eastern region (around New York).
The port of New York is expecting storm surges of 3mtrs above normal high tide levels along with severe weather. This is going to affect vessel schedule/aircraft arrival/departures. Most of the vessels servicing NZ from the upper Eastern seaboard call Philadelphia - this port shouldn't be as badly affected as New York but winds are still going to be extremely high (expected to be over 50miles per hour).
It is Sunday in the US at present so haven't had an official word from our sea and airfreigth offices in NEw Yrok but given what has been on the news it will be highly likely that our US agents offices will be closed on MOnday (US time). It could be they are closed until Wednesday but we will keep you posted as more news comes to hand.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Posted: 6 months 2.9 weeks ago
Tags: USA, LCL, ISF, FCL, IAF, ESF, Hurricane
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