09.09.2017
Hurricanes Irma and Jose are currently off the coast of Florida and Leeward Island and approaching the US coastline. Our concern is first and foremost for the safety and livelihood of everybody caught in the path of storms and for the crews of our vessels currently in the area, and we are preparing accordingly.

Given the severity of these hurricanes, we expect significant impacts to our vessel schedules both for vessels in, transiting and approaching the area. This will also naturally have knock-on impacts to our wider trading network.

Due to the magnitude of these weather events and their unknown impacts on ports and vessel trading, we expect that the consequences of the storms and their aftermath will be felt for some time.

We are doing all we can to protect our people, customers cargo and our vessels, and will keep customers informed as the situation develops and becomes clearer.

The following provides a prognosis for immediately affected vessels and ports.  WWL will provide regular updates to these positions and, depending on developments over the coming days, on subsequent sailings that may be impacted.

Vessel / Voyage Status

MV Tugela Voyage CF 723
Vessel is now proceeding to port of Savannah and will seek safe anchorage/drifting awaiting reopening of port.

MV Tiger – Voyage CA/UA734
Vessel is now proceeding to port of Charleston and will seek safe anchorage/drifting awaiting reopening of port.

MV Don Carlos - Voyage UF/FF 722
Vessel is now proceeding to port of Brunswick and will seek safe anchorage/drifting awaiting reopening of port.

MV Liberty – Voyage CC708
Heading South to port of Galveston.

MV Independence II – Voyage UB720
Awaiting to sail into port of Beaumont.

MV Resolve – Voyage UB718
Alongside in port of Beaumont.

MV Integrity – Voyage UB719
Heading South to port of Galveston.

Affected WWL vessels will be unable to sail or operate in the US South East Atlantic Area until the Storm passes and ports resume operations.  All vessel schedules will be updated in the schedule app and you may also contact your respective customer care office if needed.
 

Port Status / Prognosis

Port of Jacksonville is closed from Saturday 9 Sept 00h00.

Port of Brunswick is closed from Saturday 9 Sept AM following mandatory evacuation order.

Port of Savannah is closed from Saturday 9 Sept AM following mandatory evacuation order.

Port of Charleston have communicated their intention to close from Sunday 10 Sept AM.

It is estimated that port operations will resume 3 days after the storm has passed with an earliest possibility to allow Vessel Operations on Wednesday 13 September.

Our thoughts and support are with all of you affected by Hurricanes Irma and Jose in the days ahead. Stay safe.