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Customer Advisory: U.S. Golf Coast Bracing for Tropical Storms Marco & Laura

August 24, 2020

As widely reported from media outlets, the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. is facing two tropical storms (Marco and Laura) this week, with landfall estimated at 30 hours apart. Marco is expected to make landfall Monday night and Laura is expected to make landfall late Wednesday night, both delivering heavy rain, high winds and flooding to the Gulf Coast areas.

The U.S. Coast Guard has temporarily closed ports in Louisiana, including the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), the Port of South Louisiana and the Port of Baton Rouge. The New Orleans Flood Protection Authority has closed the floodgates in and around New Orleans.  Please note that shipments moving through New Orleans and Mobile will be impacted.

Railroads in the Gulf Coast region are taking precautionary actions to protect rail infrastructure and equipment, and working with customers to reroute shipments.

Please see the NOAA images below showing the route of both storms.

We will continue to monitor the situation and send additional updates as needed. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your APL Logistics Account Manager or local APL Logistics office.

Click here to download the advisory

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