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Hurricane Advisory - Update

Conditions in Puerto Rico continue to be affected by Hurricane Maria. Government offices and local businesses are beginning to open as they are able, but the population continues to have challenges in the wake of the hurricane:

  • Access to power, food and water on-island continues to be limited, with authorities rationing supply to ensure critical needs are met.
  • Most cell phone towers were damaged during the storm. Although cell phone infrastructure is improving, communications remain inconsistent at best.
  • In general, availability of power and fuel and reliable communications continues to be limited throughout the island.

The range of the storm's impact prompted Puerto Rico's governor to install a nightly 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew to minimize looting. The curfew is still in effect as of .

Commercial airline flights are now operating on reduced schedules, but we anticipate continued embargo on general cargo as humanitarian relief supplies will have priority. As a result, cargo capacity will be fluid as the conditions on island continue to evolve.

The San Juan ocean port is open and sailings from Jacksonville have resumed with scheduled departures. However, availability of drivers to pull full container loads and return empties to the port is limited. The lack of empty containers will soon impact the disaster relief programs and the island's supply chain.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact our corporate office at (800) 926-5703 or reach out to your local sales representative.


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