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Hurricane Dorian – major closures to East Coast ports

PortandTerminal.com, September 2, 2019

Shipping along the southern US East Coast is facing serious disruption as Hurricane Dorian, which had reached Category 5 designation – sustained winds in excess of 157 mph – was bearing down on the Coast.

Port status updates as of Monday, Sept 2, 2019 @12:13 pm ADT

As of evening on Sunday, 1 September, the ports of Miami, Port Everglades, Palm Beach and Port Canaveral were at Port Condition “Yankee”- expecting gale force (34 knots or more) winds within 24 hours, by the evening of Monday, 2 September 2. With this designation, they are closed to inbound traffic and movements within the port are subject to restriction.

Jacksonville, Tampa and Port Manatee were still open, with Condition “X-Ray” designation- meaning that gale-force winds were estimated to be 48 hours away. Brunswick and Savannah, in Georgia, stated that normal business would continue prior to the Labor Day holiday (Monday, 2 September).

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