Hurricane Florence – Message 3 – 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 11

September 11, 2018

We continue to plan and prepare for the impacts associated with the arrival of Hurricane Florence. As of the latest briefing from the National Hurricane Center, we expect tropical storm force winds to impact Southeastern Virginia beginning late Wednesday, September 12, and throughout the day Thursday, September 13.

Our federal partners at the U.S. Coast Guard – Fifth District – Hampton Roads are taking definitive steps designed to guard all maritime interests in The Port of Virginia.

Please be advised of the following:

  • We are currently under port condition X-RAY
  • The USCG will set port condition YANKEE at 2359 on Tuesday night, September 11
  • The USCG will close the main shipping channel, effective at 0600 hours on Wednesday morning, September 12
  • The USCG will declare port condition ZULU at 1200 hours on September 12

In support of USCG actions, The Port of Virginia will observe the following operational posture:

  • On Tuesday, September 11, all truck gates will close according to posted hours (business as usual at all Port of Virginia terminals)
  • HARD STOP for all customer activities at 2359 hours on Tuesday, September 11
    • All vessels to depart Port of Virginia berths
    • ILA Partners and Management continue to work to secure all facilities
  • Wednesday, September 12 – NIT / PMT / NNMT / VIG / PPCY / RMT / VIP – CLOSED
    • All port administrative offices, including the World Trade Center – CLOSED
    • ILA Partners and Management continue to work to secure all facilities
  • Thursday, September 13 – NIT / PMT / NNMT / VIG / PPCY / RMT / VIP – CLOSED
    • All port administrative offices, including the World Trade Center – CLOSED
  • By midday on Wednesday, September 12, we will inform you regarding the port’s operating and administrative status for Friday, September 14  

Please bookmark the following page on our website – Port of Virginia Operations Alerts.  We will also update our Twitter and Facebook feeds with pertinent information – Port of Virginia Twitter and Port of Virginia Facebook.  You may subscribe to port text alerts by following the instructions at this link:  Subscribe To Port Text Alerts

We are committed to regularly updating you, our valued customers and partners, for the duration of this event.

Be vigilant and be safe.