Seaboard Marine wishes to advise our valued customers we are tracking Hurricane Dorian which continues to strengthen. At this time, the path of the storm has not affected our offices or vessel schedules, although we anticipate that M/V Ranger Voyage 332 and M/V Patriot Voyage 197, scheduled to arrive at Port Miami on Sunday, September 1, will likely be delayed in their arrival.
PortMiami is fully open today but is now under U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) readiness condition “X-Ray”, which has accelerated our preparations to protect our facilities, equipment, and cargo. It is expected that condition “Yankee” will be imposed tomorrow morning, Friday, August 30, which will close our PortMiami facility for receiving cargo for export. In anticipation of a possible landfall next Monday (Labor Day), we have made the following adjustments to our operations which will require, in many cases, earlier cargo cut-offs.
Intermodal/Trucking Provided by Seaboard Marine:
Local Cargoes via Miami:
- Local pick up of cargoes will continue until 8:00 AM EDT tomorrow, but only for export cargo for vessels loading for Friday, August 30.
- Delivery of imported dry and refrigerated cargoes will continue through Friday – subject to change.
Cargo via Miami:
- All motor pick up outside of Florida – There will no longer be over the road pick up outside of Florida for the remainder of this week.
- All motor pick up/delivery within Florida – Pick up/delivery will continue today but only for export cargo departing sailings Friday.
- Motor/Rail for Northbound Cargo – All northbound motor/rail will continue dispatching if/until PortMiami closes, which is expected Friday.
- Motor/Rail for Southbound Cargo – Dispatching for all containers for southbound vessels working at PortMiami today and Friday has ceased for the remainder of this week.
As the trajectory and strength of Dorian continues to develop and in anticipation of a possible landfall in Florida on Monday, we will continue to monitor and provide updates as developments occur. The safety of our staff, crews, vessels, and our customer’s cargo is always of the utmost importance.
We appreciate the patience and support of our customers during the 2019 Hurricane Season.
As always, we thank you for your continued support.
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