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NC Ports are prepared for Hurricane Florence

Announcement of North Carolina State Ports Authority on Monday, September 10 2018.
The North Carolina State Ports Authority continues to monitor Hurricane Florence. The Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City are currently at Condition Whiskey, and the USCG is holding its next stakeholder call at 1300 (1 pm) today. Additional updates from that call will be communicated.
NC State Ports Authority has activated its Hurricane Preparation Plan and is taking all necessary steps to protect cargo, facilities and equipment. Based on anticipated winds and the potential for heavy rains and storm surge, empty container stacks are being block stowed, loaded containers are being relocated within the Port, generator power is being prepared for refrigerated cargo and warehouses and transit sheds are being secured.
To that end, NC Ports' terminal in Wilmington will be extending container gate hours (including refrigerated cargo) Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11. The Port of Wilmington's container gate will be open until 7:00 pm for pickup and drop-off Monday and import or empty pickup only on Tuesday. Please make every effort to utilize these additional hours to remove cargo from the Port.
The Port of Morehead City's gate continues to operate under normal hours.
Based on the latest information from USCG stakeholder calls, NCSPA anticipates Port closures at some point on Wednesday, September 12. Once a final determination is made, this will be communicated.
Any questions or concerns please contact Customer Service via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-334-0682 with any issues or concerns.
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