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Journal of Commerce: “Impact of Harvey flooding ripples through logistics networks”

August 29, 2017

Impact of Harvey flooding ripples through logistics networks

Logistics impacts from flooding in Houston and other parts of southeast Texas continue to spread as shippers and transportation providers cope with a regional interruption in port, truck, rail, and air freight shipment. Port Houston said its terminals, which shut at mid-day last Friday in advance of Hurricane Harvey, will remain closed Wednesday. The ports of Corpus Christi, Freeport, and Galveston, Texas, also are closed. The Coast Guard said the channels at the ports of Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, remained open despite heavy rains in the area. Father east, the Port of New Orleans was operating normally. The Port of Corpus Christi, which handles breakbulk shipments of wind energy and project cargo in addition to petroleum and chemicals, was repairing “light to moderate” damage and working to restore power to its facilities and said it hopes to resume normal operations by next Monday, Sept. 4.

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