U.S. Southeast Port and Rail Operations Resume After Irma

The US Coast Guard cleared Port Everglades and Port Canaveral  to open on September 12, 2017 by 12:00 pm for restricted operations including cruise ships, and by 8:00 pm for all vessels.

Miami Port reopened on September 13, 2017. Previously truck traffic had been allowed to access Port Miami tunnel and Seaboard Marine Terminal, but ships had been unable to berth until the US Coast Guard approved conditions.

In southern Florida, PortMiami and the port tunnel are open. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cleared truck and gate operations for Seaboard Marine container terminal, but truck and gate operations were closed Tuesday for POMTOC and SFCT container terminals, according to PortMiami, but was reopened at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The port in Charleston was open for business Tuesday with normal operations, while the Savannah port expected to be fully operational Tuesday evening, and ready to load ships that had been waiting for Tropical Storm Irma to clear.

Intermodal rail service to areas north of Central Florida has largely been restored, but intermodal shippers can still expect delays of up to three days for railed cargo moving through the Southeast.

Class I rail carriers CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway, as well as Class II regional railroad Florida East Coast Railway (FECR), reported Wednesday that service is coming back online in the Southeast areas.

CSX intermodal terminals in Jacksonville, Central Florida, and Tampa reopened as of Wednesday.

However, some routes into Central and South Florida still not online. Recovery efforts are under way to restore service to areas impacted by Irma.

 Please be guided accordingly.