Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

US Southeast ports to reopen but cargo delays to last days

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12 SEP 2017 – The US ports that closed ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall are preparing to reopen, but with fuel stores low, many still without power, and roads and rail lines in disrepair, it will be days before shippers see supply chains in Florida and the Southeast totally restored.

Already, analysts and transportation providers say the storm, which followed hot on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, could have lasting impacts on truck rates and capacity through January 2018. “It’s not just the Southeast,” Mark Montague, industry pricing analyst at DAT Solutions, said Monday. “There’s kind of a flow throughout the country. The prior week Chicago to Denver (spot truck pricing) was up. This last week we saw Chicago to Buffalo was up.”

The six major ports, stretching from Miami to Charleston, that suspended operations during the weekend handle one out of every six containers entering and leaving North America, as well as significant volumes of petroleum, diesel, and jet fuel that supply other modes of transportation in the region. Restocking fuel, in the short term, will be a priority throughout the region.

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Airports, ports reopening after Hurricane Irma, but expect delays

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12 SEP 2017 – At Miami International Airport, flights will also resume gradually on Tuesday.

At Tampa International Airport, flights are due to resume on Tuesday morning, though the airport expects only about 30% of its normal schedule. The Orlando airport is expected to resume limited service on Tuesday. Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood is expected to resume commercial flights Tuesday morning.

Jacksonville International Airport is expecting flights to resume Tuesday morning and to ramp up operations throughout the day. Palm Beach International Airport reopened on Monday afternoon and has planned a resumption of limited service on Tuesday.

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Averitt Introduces Full LTL Coverage In Illinois And Expands Service In Wisconsin

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has expanded its direct less-than-truckload network to provide full state coverage of Illinois and additional points in Wisconsin.

The expansion was made possible by opening of the company’s new distribution center in Peoria, Ill., which is located adjacent to the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. The facility, which features eight dock doors, a maintenance shop and nearly 14,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, serves as a distribution hub for Averitt’s less-than-truckload and truckload network that includes more than 100 locations around the country.

Read more at averittexpress.com

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