Crowley’s Corporate Emergency Management Team continues monitoring Hurricane Matthew, which remains a major Category 4 hurricane in the Caribbean Basin, impacting Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cuba. There likely will be further impacts to Florida and the East Coast.
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, Central America and the East Coast.
Port Everglades is currently at condition X-Ray. This means that Gale force winds (in excess of 39 mph) are expected in the next 48 hours. We expect that condition Yankee (Gale force winds in the next 24 hours) may be set at 04:00 tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, 2016. At that point, the port will no longer be receiving U.S. export cargo. The Crowley gate will close this evening at 21:00 hours. Import cargo presently on the terminal will be authorized to dispatch out of the terminal until 14:30 tomorrow.
Jacksonville port remains open at condition Whiskey. This means that sustained Gale force winds are predicted in the next 72 hours. We expect a further downgrade of Jacksonville port conditions later this evening.
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.