Hurricane Florence Causing South Atlantic States’ Ports to Close, May Cause Vessel Diversions

September 12, 2018
By Yvonne Scott-Younis

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a hurricane warning for the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland. In preparation of Hurricane Florence, port authorities along the Southeast coast have ordered their marine terminals to close for both truck and vessel traffic for Thursday, Friday and possibly Monday.

Ports already closed include Wilmington and Morehead City in North Carolina; Charleston, Greer, Dillon and Georgetown in South Carolina; and the Virginia Capes in Virginia.

Pending weather conditions, ports of entry (POE) may receive requests to divert vessels or cargo to other U.S. ports.

CBP has issued guidance for port operations to handle any possible diversion requests. To read the complete guidelines click here.

If you have questions about how this may affect your shipments, please contact your Mohawk customer service representative.


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