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.


Blockchain, the Irony Behind the Maersk Line Hack

The supply chain industry rarely gains notoriety in mainstream media – unless, of course, in the event of a catastrophic international disaster as with the recent cyber-attack of A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest cargo and freight carrier. You may recognize the Danish logistics conglomerate from their iconic seven-pointed star logo, incredible photography assets, or pioneering the first Triple-E class vessel to breach 18K TEU carrying capacity, but its latest debut in the news wasn’t a PR event. Continue reading Blockchain, the Irony Behind the Maersk Line Hack

Need to Know: 3 Tips for Businesses Ready to Import or Export

3 Tips

Opportunity abounds in today’s global market place, and businesses aren’t limited to the continental United States anymore. However, locating overseas buyers and suppliers in order to expand your business is only one part of a larger equation.

A highly competent logistics provider is critical to ensure correct navigation of the ever-changing world of shipping. We’ve asked a few logistics specialists from Green Worldwide Shipping for a few tips that will help make your business and supply chain run smoothly.

1. Book Early

“Space availability  on ocean vessels can be unpredictable. Try to secure bookings two weeks in advance.” –Logistics Specialist #1

Booking in advance also allows for transit options that fit your needs and allow adequate time for document preparation, so your shipments can arrive on time and comply with all necessary government standards.

2. Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

“There are a lot of logistics providers out there, but it is worth it to pay a few dollars more. You pay for what you get.” –Logistics Specialist #2

Using the industry’s cheapest freight forwarders is fraught with perils and usually costs more in the long run. Global shipping is subject to numerous regulations and standards, such as U.S. Customs and Border Control, and these regulations and standards can often be confusing.

Adequate compliance can be the difference between your business succeeding and failing when importing or exporting. Low-cost logistics providers frequently neglect the importance of compliance, leaving you liable for fines and extra costs.

To avoid compliance issues, work with premium logistics providers. Premium logistics providers will keep your business compliant and up-to-date with standards, and will closely monitor every step of your shipment eliminating additional fees, delays, and inefficiencies.

3. Insurance is Key

“I’ve had containers fall of the vessel in the middle of the ocean. So insurance is always a good idea.” –Logistics Specialist #3

Accidents happen. Vessels occasionally catch on fire. Storm weather sweeps cargo off vessels and into the vast depths of the ocean. Ocean carriers accept very limited liability for damaged or lost goods. Protecting your cargo from unforeseen circumstances is critical to your supply chain. Door to door cargo insurance is highly recommended and provides peace of mind that you will be reimbursed when problems occur.

For more information about the ways Green Worldwide can ship for your business, check out, or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Breakbulk Europe


Green Worldwide will be at Breakbulk Europe in Antwerp, Belgium May 25th-26th. Come visit us at GPLN Booth 300H4. The Global Project Logistics Network was founded in 2004, and Green Worldwide has been a proud GPLN member since 2011!

Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition and educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals. For more information, check out the Breakbulk Europe website, or follow #bbeu2016 on Twitter.