UPDATED: Hurricane Ian Impacts Continue in Southeast United States

  • Effective Date: September 30, 2022
  • Affected Regions: North America
  • Advisory Type: Weather
Dear Valued Customer,

Ian is strengthening on its path through the Southeast today, making landfall again in coastal South Carolina as a hurricane. Direct storm impacts are already being felt in Georgia and South Carolina; stay in touch with your C.H. Robinson team to help you assess your freight needs in and around those areas as the storm progresses. Freight flows in Florida will be affected at least through the weekend in much of the state and longer in areas where the electrical infrastructure was destroyed. Expect constraints on trucking capacity in and around the impacted areas. The people you rely on at C.H. Robinson are assisting with emergency needs and helping all our customers navigate disruptions to their supply chain.

Truckload capacity in Florida will continue to be tight as recovery efforts now get underway. Many carriers will be focused on bringing in items needed for clean-up and repairs and hauling necessities such as water. While other capacity is available, some freight may need to be held because of power outages or impassable roads at destinations. As additional impacts spread throughout the Southeast, your C.H. Robinson team is here to support you with planning, alternative solutions and tracking your freight.

Many LTL carriers continue to have limited to no service in Florida and likely will into the weekend. Expect delays on both pickups and deliveries for shipments within Florida. Operational changes in coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina continue today as well. Delays can also be expected for shipments inbound to Florida and some inbound to Georgia and South Carolina until normal operations resume. The C.H. Robinson LTL team continues to actively assess shipment status across the LTL network at this time.

Rail carriers have reopened ramps that had been closed in Florida during the storm. Shipments at those destinations will slowly begin to move depending on local infrastructure but some delays could still be seen through the weekend. With ramps back open, carriers have resumed accepting inbound Florida loads at origins across the country.

The Ports of Tampa Bay and Jacksonville remain closed until further notice. The Ports of Charleston and Wilmington are both closed today. The Port of Norfolk remains open at this time. Contact your C.H. Robinson team for the latest information on operational changes and possible delays. In cases of port closure, damage assessments will occur before ports reopen and operations resume.

Florida Disaster Website
Georgia Emergency Management
South Carolina Emergency Management

C.H. Robinson’s 24/7 emergency response team is actively monitoring all at-risk freight in and around the impacted areas using our real-time visibility technology and the information advantage of our network. We will continue to provide updates through the duration and aftermath of the storm. Please stay connected with your C.H. Robinson commercial representative for further information.

C.H. Robinson