Hurricanes on Supply Chain Brains

Southern states are reeling from widespread damage in the wake of two major back-to-back hurricanes. Hurricane Harvey struck as a Category 4 on Friday, August 25, displacing thousands of Houston residents, over 20 deaths, and record-breaking flooding.  Harvey’s 51.2 inches of water broke the 48-inch record, set by Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978, for rainfall from a single storm in U.S. mainland history. Continue reading Hurricanes on Supply Chain Brains


Hurricane Irma Aftermath

Hurricane Irma battered through Florida over the weekend causing widespread power outages and flooding.  While landing as a Category 2 hurricane, Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it travels over Florida into Georgia.  The city of Tampa was spared direct impact from the hurricane, resulting in debris and light flooding.  In Miami, winds exceeded 100 miles per hour knocking down two construction cranes. Continue reading Hurricane Irma Aftermath

Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma is projected to impact Florida as early as Saturday before making its way north to Georgia and South Carolina on Sunday. A mandatory evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, for all residents of Coastal Georgia living east of Interstate 95.



Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne and Ware.

The following information has been release regarding terminal and freight operations in the path of impact:


In response to Hurricane Irma, the Georgia Ports Authority will cease operations at the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, effective Saturday, Sept. 9, through Tuesday, Sept. 12. 

U.S. Coast Guard has set the port readiness conditions for the ports of Savannah and Brunswick at WHISKEY due to gale force wind projections arriving within 72 hours.

The re-opening of the GPA terminals is dependent on Hurricane path and post facilities assessment.


  • Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
  • Vessel Operations will cease at 2400 Friday, Sept 8, 2017.


  • Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
  • Vessel Operations will cease at 2400 Friday, Sept 8, 2017.


  • Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
  • Vessel Operations will cease at 1300 Friday, Sept 8, 2017.


The ports of Miami and Everglades remain closed until impact of Hurricane Irma has been assessed.

Green Worldwide Shipping will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Hurricane Irma Impacts Florida Freight

Following swiftly in the wake of Harvey, Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in over a decade, is a Category 5 storm that will impact freight operations in the Caribbean and southern Florida.  Port and terminals in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will suspend operations on Wednesday, ahead of landfall. The U.S. Coast Guard also placed the ports of Miami, Everglades, and Palm Beach on “Port Condition Whiskey” as they monitor the storm’s advance.  Vessels have been advised to clear ports and the path of impact in the Caribbean.

Green’s Miami physical offices and warehouse will be closed on Friday, September 8th due to Hurricane Irma; however, systems and personnel will be available online. Phones will be routed to headquarters in Atlanta for any urgent support.

From Golden Week to Golden Peak?

Spurred by economic growth in both the U.S. and Europe – import volumes from Asia grew by over 7 percent in June – a weak container market turned bullish just in time for the holiday shipping season.  As trade lane volumes continue to gain strength, capacity is playing a key role in this shift. Continue reading From Golden Week to Golden Peak?

Environmental Inspections Shuts Down Chinese Manufacturing

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) concluded their latest round of month-long, on-site environmental inspections across eight local provinces. The Chinese government launched its first series of investigations in 2016, imposing over 440 million Yuan (65.4 million USD) in fines and holding 6,500 people accountable. Continue reading Environmental Inspections Shuts Down Chinese Manufacturing

Green’s Houston Office Hit by Harvey

Due to severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey, Green Worldwide Shipping’s Houston office has been closed.  Employees were relocated to safety with no injuries as the water levels rose.  Port terminals, major highways, rail lines, airports, Customs, trucking and warehouses have been and will remain closed with cargoes stuck until waters recede.   The fourth-largest U.S. city is still expected to see more flooding before the long road to recovery can begin.

Continue reading Green’s Houston Office Hit by Harvey