We are providing further updates below pursuant to our CustomerInfo of September 14, 2018 related to Hurricane Florence. This catastrophic weather event constitutes an Act of God and/or force majeure situation, which by nature is beyond our control, and has forced Hapag-Lloyd and our partner lines to select alternative routing for cargo for the vessels affected. We extend our thoughts to our customers, and to all of those who have been and will be impacted by this storm. Hapag-Lloyd holds the safety of our people and cargo operations as our top priority. Please note that this will be our final update on Hurricane Florence.
As of today, September 17, 2018, at 11:00 AM EDT, we can inform that the following forecast is available:
Maximum Sustained Winds: 25 mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 1008 mb
Located at: 38.5N 82.9W
Movement: northeast 15 mph
We would encourage you to view all of the latest details regarding Hurricane Florence on the National Hurricane Center website: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
USBAL – Normal conditions, terminal open
Norfolk – Normal conditions, terminal open
Wilmington – Zulu, terminal closed through Wednesday, September 19th.
Charleston – Normal conditions, terminal open
Savannah– Normal conditions, terminal open
Jacksonville, Port Everglades & Miami: Normal conditions, terminal open
Condition Whiskey: A readiness condition in which hurricane force winds are possible within 72 hours.
Condition X-Ray: A warning condition in which hurricane force winds are possible within 48 hours.
Condition Yankee: A danger condition in which hurricane force winds are possible within 24 hours.
Condition Zulu: A danger condition in which hurricane force winds are possible within 12 hours.
Norfolk Southern Rail -
NS operating with metering volumes this morning from origin ramps in order to avoid congestion moving toward Norfolk.
The Charlotte, NC ramp has suspended operations due to sustained impacts of the storm. Will re-open as soon as conditions improve.
Charlotte ramp to Savannah and South Florida expect to be reinstated on Tue. 09/18/18.
State of South Carolina:
All previously reversed lanes out of Charleston were reset back to normal direction late last week, and the mandatory evacuation was cancelled late last week.
I-95 (mm187) from Exit 181 (SC 38) to Exit 190 (SC 34) has been closed in both directions due to flooding. The continued impacts of Florence have caused flooding throughout Dillon county. There is not a passable detour at this time and Motorists should avoid this area.
Trucking I-95 south closed near Fayetteville. All Lanes of I-95 South are closed near Dunn at Exit 71 (Long Branch Road) due to flooding. The road is expected to reopen by 8:30 AM, September 17, 2018.
Closed north of Wilmington. Lanes of I-40 are closed in both directions near Warsaw between Exit 364 (NC-24) and Exit 369 (US-117) due to flooding. The road is expected to reopen by 8:30 AM, September 17, 2018.
Additional closures to be notified as we receive information throughout the day.
Impacted Vessel Status:
For further information, please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office.
Please note that this is a fluid situation which remains out of our control. The above noted impact on vessel status and conditions are subject to change without notice. Hapag-Lloyd is monitoring and assessing the situation constantly and we will use our best efforts to send updates as the situation evolves.
This notice is written without prejudice to the terms and conditions contained in the relevant underlying contracts of carriage as evidenced by Hapag-Lloyd AG’s standard Bill of Lading and/or Sea Waybill and the Hapag-Lloyd Tariff applicable thereto and/or any other applicable agreement governing the carriage of the subject cargo, as the case may be, all of which said terms and conditions continue to remain in full force and effect without any modification or waiver.