MIQ Logistics would like to make our Global Houston customers aware of our implemented business continuity plan as the Texas coast is reeling from the continued fallout brought on by Hurricane Harvey.
According to the National Weather Service, “Harvey has brought over 20 inches of rain to portions of southeast Texas since Thursday night. The forward motion with Harvey has stalled. Due to this slow motion, another 15 to 25 inches of rainfall is expected through Thursday. Storm totals in some locations may approach 50 inches. This is producing devastating flooding”.
MIQ Global Houston’s Business Continuity Plan: MIQ Global Houston will remain closed through Monday, September 4th, or until we have verified that it is safe for our employees to return to their global facility. We want to reassure our customers that MIQ Logistics has supply chain experts standing by to receive your calls or inquiries. Whether your query is regarding shipments that are in transit, rerouted, or still in the planning phase, please make note of the direction for calls or emails going forward:
- General cargo business that is typically handled by MIQ Global Houston, will temporarily be handled by MIQ Global Chicago.
Global Chicago Ph#773-824-2385
- Project Logistics & LATAM business that is typically handled by MIQ Global Houston, will temporarily be handled by MIQ Global Miami.
Global Miami Ph#305-888-1600
Port Status and Closures:
- IAH (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) – Commercial operations have ceased at both IAH and HOU until further notice due to severe weather. No inbound or outbound flights from either airport at this time. >> Click here.
- Port of Houston: All Port Houston facilities are closed today (Aug 28th). Due to the continued threat of inclement weather. We will continue monitoring the developing weather conditions to determine whether operations can safely resume on Tuesday. >> Click here.
- LTL (less-than-truckload) and Truckload Operations: MIQ continues to receive reports of suspended operations for pickup and delivery at terminals in Corpus Christi, McAllen, Harlingen, Victoria, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, Freeport, Laredo, and Texas City.
Details from Hurricane Harvey Intermediate Advisory Number 33
The National Hurricane Center issued Advisory #33 at 10:00 a.m. c.t. this morning, “Center of Harvey moving slowly southeastward near the Texas coast. Life-Threatening flooding continues over southeastern Texas. Do not attempt to travel in the affected areas. >> Click here.
MIQ will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional updates as they are available. For more information, please contact your local MIQ Logistics representative.
Below image sourced from the National Hurricane Center.