Hurricane Harvey is currently approaching the gulf coast and already impacting supply chains as port and road terminals along with airports prepare for landfall. According to the National Hurricane Center, “Harvey will make landfall on the middle Texas coast tonight or early Saturday morning. Harvey is then likely to meander near or just inland of the middle Texas coast through the weekend.” As of 7:00 a.m. c.t. the National Hurricane Center has classified Harvey as a Category 2 hurricane; additional details can be found below.
Port Status and Closures:
- MIQ Logistics Global Houston – Temporarily closed beginning Friday August 25th, but will reopen when it is safe for our employees to return to our facility.
- Port of Corpus Christi – Has increased its hurricane readiness to Port Condition 1 in accordance with the Port Hurricane Readiness Plan. >> Click here to read more.
- IAH (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) – Has reported some flight cancelations already this morning. Impacted flights can be found here.
- LTL (less-than-truckload) and Truckload Operations: MIQ is receiving reports of pickup and delivery operations being suspended at terminals in Corpus Christi, McAllen, Harlingen, Victoria, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, Freeport, Laredo, and Texas City.
Details from Hurricane Harvey Intermediate Advisory Number 20A
The National Hurricane Center issued Advisory #20A concerning Hurricane Harvey, which as of 7:00 p.m. c.t. is less than 140 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, TX and 145 miles South-Southeast of Connor, TX. Currently a Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Port Mansfield, to High Island, TX. A Hurricane Warning is currently in effect for Port Mansfield to Sargent, TX.
MIQ will continue to monitor the situation in FL, SC, and NC and other impacted areas, and we will 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.