Crowley’s corporate emergency management team continues monitoring Hurricane Matthew, which remains a major Category 4 hurricane in the Caribbean Basin, and is threatening Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cuba. There likely will be potential impacts to Florida and the Carolina Coasts.
Safety is Crowley’s No. 1 core value and as such we are taking all appropriate steps to ensure the safety of Crowley personnel, including our mariners, vessels and your cargo. Vessels are being directed to either remain in port or take routes that would steer them clear of the storm.
At this time, we expect disruptions with many of our services, including those involving Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, the Caribbean islands and Central America.
Although Port Everglades remains open, condition X-Ray was set at 08:00 this morning. This means that Gale force winds (in excess of 39 mph) are expected in the next 48 hours.
As of 10:00 this morning, Jacksonville port status is at Whiskey. Although Jacksonville remains open, this means that sustained Gale force winds are predicted in the next 72 hours.
If the storm continues on its present track, we expect further changes in port status as early as this afternoon. As the trajectory of the storm continues to develop, we will update you with further information.
We apologize in advance if your supply chain is disrupted. For the latest information on our sailing schedule, please visit Crowley.com.