MIQ Logistics would like to make our Global Miami and Doral customers aware of our implemented business continuity plan as Florida prepares for the possible landfall of Hurricane Irma.
Earlier today Florida Gov. Rick Scott activated an additional 900 members of the Florida Army and Air National Guard to immediately begin assisting with Hurricane Irma preparation. In a statement from the Governor, “Hurricane Irma is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening Category 5 storm and the state is aggressively preparing to ensure families are safe as we prepare for a possible landfall”.
MIQ Global Business Continuity Plan for Miami and Doral: MIQ Global Miami and Doral will be closed as of 1:00 p.m. e.t. on Thursday Sept 7th, and remain closed through Sunday Sept 10th, or until we have verified that it is safe for our employees to return to their global facilities. 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 Miami or Doral will temporarily be handled by MIQ Global Atlanta.
Global Atlanta Ph#770-996-6930
- Project Logistics & LATAM business that is typically handled by MIQ Global Miami or MIQ Global Doral will temporarily be handled by MIQ Global Houston.
Global Houston Ph#281-219-1902
Port Status and Closures:
- Port of Miami – The Port of Miami has not ceased operations yet, but access to their website can be found here.
- MIA Miami International Airport – The Miami airport has not ceased operations yet, but access to their website can be found here.
Ocean Carriers for the Caribbean Basin, U.S. Gulf, and southeast Atlantic Coast: There is a strong possibility of disruptions involving Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, and throughout the Caribbean.
Details from Hurricane Irma Public Advisory Number 30A
The National Hurricane Center issued Advisory #30A at 2:00 p.m. AST (1800 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 18.5 North, latitude 64.7 West. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma will continue to move over portions of the Virgin Islands during the next couple of hours, pass near or just north of Puerto Rico this afternoon or tonight, pass near or just north of the coast of the Dominican Republic Thursday, and be near the Turks and Caicos and southeastern Bahamas late Thursday. >> 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.