Picture: Mark Haviland US Army Corps of Engineers

Ports of NY-NJ & Philadelphia Closed by Snow Storm

Image: Mark Haviland US Military Corps of Engineers

The primary day of spring was on Tuesday, and with it got here winter storms. Yeah, that is sensible.

Snowstorms have been large enough on the East Coast to have an effect on port operations. The truth is, the snow was sufficient to halt port operations.

Hugh R. Morley reported within the Journal of Commerce (JOC):

Container terminals on the ports of Philadelphia and New York-New Jersey closed Wednesday as a result of snow storm hammering the Northeast, and New York-New Jersey introduced that will probably be closed Thursday.

The 4 essential terminals on the Port of New York and New Jersey closed at lunchtime Wednesday and the port introduced that will probably be closed Thursday, as a result of snow storm hammering the Northeast.

In response to Jonathan Wolfe within the New York Instances, the snowstorm dropped 8.2 inches of snow by the point it broke this morning. That’s a reasonably first rate quantity of snow, however the excellent news in that sentence is that the storm broke this morning.

See? I’m a glass half full sort of man. Any individual inform my spouse that.

Anyway, with the breaking of the storm, many terminals have been capable of open this morning regardless of studies that they might be closed.

The Port of NY & NJ tweeted this morning, “Terminals working to open ASAP right now. PNCT, Maher & GCT Bayonne at 8AM +/-. No queuing earlier than 7:45 AM. No appts at GCT. TSC @ 10. Clear snow from rooftops.”

That tweet was adopted up by the port tweeting that APMT is opening at 8:30 AM right now; Columbia, RHCT, and GCT NY opening at 8 AM; and Interport at 10 AM.

Port of NY-NJ Tweets about Snow Storm Closures

Clearly, the port authorities and dockworkers have been working laborious to attenuate the impression of the snow on the motion of products by way of the ports.

We’ve got seen some congestion consequence from winter storms and port closures in earlier years. Nevertheless, whereas the terminal closures on the ports right now and yesterday will trigger some small delays, no main congestion is predicted on the Ports of New York-New Jersey nor are they anticipated on the Port of Philadelphia.

That is excellent news for shippers with items scheduled to be imported or exported by way of the ports.

Now we watch for the climate to meet up with the calendar, hoping this would be the solely winter storm of the spring. However with all of the extreme climate over the past yr, there’ll most likely be extra climate occasions affecting the ports that we’ll should maintain our eye on.

Ooh, that seems like I simply switched to being a glass is half empty sort of man. Don’t inform my spouse.

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