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Hurricane Sandy Affects NE Terminals Update #5

11/01/2012 04:06 pm

Dear Valued Customer,

Please note the following terminals in New Jersey/New York remain closed till further notice.

Global Terminal
NYCT – New York Container Terminal

Maher Terminal
PNCT – Port Newark Container Terminal
Red Hook

We have received the following information regarding Channels:  NOAA and US Army Corps of Engineers are in the process of surveying channels to ascertain any underwater obstructions.  Waterside access to the Port's channels is restricted  by US Coast Guard until the surveys and any remediation actions are completed.  It is anticipated that the surveys will be completed by this weekend.

Berths: The Port Authority is in the process of surveying berths for any underwater obstructions caused by Hurricane Sandy.  It is anticipated that these surveys will be completed this weekend.

Terminals:  All terminals sustained damage to varying degrees.  They are in the process of assessing damage to cargo and equipment on terminal. Power has not yet been restored and once it is restored the terminals can assess the operating capabilities of their equipment.  Estimated time line for restoration of power is at earliest this weekend.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP):  CBP is assessing functionality of portable equipment presently on terminal and will test once electricity is restored.  Customs exams stations (CES) are currently reviewing their operational status.

Rail Service: Rail service to and from the Port remains suspended. Rail carriers are in process of assessing any damage to their lines in the area impacted by Hurricane Sandy. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any changes as they become available. 
If you have any questions please contact us at 305-471-8989.  
 
Thank you for your continued support,

Customized Brokers