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

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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.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY – GEORGIA COUNTIES

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:

GEORGIA PORT AUTHORITY (GPA)

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.

GARDEN CITY TERMINAL

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

OCEAN TERMINAL 

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

BRUNSWICK TERMINAL(S)

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

PORT OF EVEGLADES & MIAMI

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.

C-TPAT SECURITY Container Seals & Inspection

As participants in Customs‐Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Green Worldwide Shipping strives to inform our partners about importance of cargo security.

Continue reading C-TPAT SECURITY Container Seals & Inspection

Capacity Tightens as Peak Peeks

Over the past several years, the traditional peak shipping season has fluctuated as the industry adjusted to market and infrastructure shifts.  In 2017, capacity has already begun to tighten for the U.S. East Coast while West Coast ports settle into mega-vessel operations, showing they too are ready for the holiday surge. Carrier services can fluctuate drastically from July through November as volume tightens and capacity drives price increases, often weekly. Continue reading Capacity Tightens as Peak Peeks

Green Worldwide Powers, Falls City

Falls City, Nebraska may be in a prime location of America’s heartland for residents, but faces interesting logistics challenges when transporting a 140,000 kgs (308,644 lbs.) generator set. Destined for the Falls City power plant, this shipment of a generator, 13 containers, and various other breakbulk cargo delivered the city’s second generator set in an effort to expand its power generation capability. Continue reading Green Worldwide Powers, Falls City

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