Customer Advisory: Hurricane Harvey Disruption on the Texas Gulf Coast – Update 1 August 28th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey impact on the Texas Gulf coast beginning Friday, 25 August.

This was the first “Category 4” storm with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour to hit the USA since 2004. In advance of the storm, the Port of Houston closed their container and breakbulk facilities.

The storm weakened after coming ashore, but experts anticipate torrential rain and flooding along the Texas coast, including in the Houston area, as the storm is forecast to stall for several days. The flooding could possibly lead to ongoing  closures, and worse, possible spills with environmental consequences, as was seen in past hurricanes.

All Port of Houston facilities will remain closed Monday, August 28th due to the continued threat of inclement weather. The port will continue to monitor the developing weather conditions to determine whether operations can safely resume on Tuesday.

BNSF railroad operations are on hold in Houston, while local container depots are closed August 28th.

Updates will be provided as more information is available. Meanwhile , we advise below immediate recovery plan.

  • ATG1 – CGM MOLIERE 233 E which was scheduled to call Houston on August 25th was diverted to Tuxpan, Mexico
  • All Export Shipments for Loading at Houston will be rebooked onto the ATG1 – LISBON 236 E
  • All Import Shipments for Discharging at Houston were discharged at Tuxpan on August 26th and are scheduled to be reloaded onto ATG1 – LISBON 236 E

Customer advisories will be sent out separately to customers with shipments with shipments booked on ATG1 – CGM MOLIERE 233 E

OOCL Customer Service is available to assist you as needed: 888-388-6625

Yours Faithfully

OOCL Customer Service

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