Tag - hurricane

Tropical Storm Ida to impact logistics and energy facilities in southern Louisiana

On August 27, hurricane watches have been implemented from southwestern Louisiana across the border into Mississippi as Tropical Storm Ida continues to strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico. Ida formed into a tropical storm in the western Caribbean south of Cuba on August 26 and is expected to strengthen...

Hurricane Delta generates Ongoing Petrochemical Production Disruptions

On October 9 at 19:00 local time, Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 storm in Creole, Louisiana, disrupting regional petrochemical producers. The storm made landfall 13 miles away from the location where Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 27. This further complicated the recovery process for local...

Anticipate Disruptions from Hurricane Delta Across the U.S. Gulf States

Amid an unusually active hurricane season in the U.S. Gulf Coast, supply chain managers should anticipate further disruption this week as a new powerful storm named Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coastline on October 9 or 10 as a major hurricane, with wind speeds...

Six Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s Critical Infrastructure Remains Fragile

Executive Summary With a death toll of 112 and a total estimated cost of USD 90 billion, Hurricane Maria ranks third in the list of costliest weather disaster on record for the U.S.Puerto Rico’s main airports, including Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, are fully operational with scheduled domestic and international flights. Some...

Update on Hurricane Maria’s Impacts on Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chains in Puerto Rico

Executive Summary Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, causing severe damage to the country’s infrastructure, including the power grid, mobile networks and the water system.At San Juan International Airport, operations remained significantly limited at San Juan’s International Airport (IATA: SJU) due to the widespread power outage.Seaports at San Juan, Guayanilla,...

Hurricane Irma: Latest Implications for Air, Road, Rail and Ocean Freight

Executive Summary After devastating many islands in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida on September 11, causing widespread damage and flooding in the state before moving north towards Georgia and Alabama where it is projected to dissipate on late September 12.As of September 12, the majority of...

Hurricane Irma: Potential Implications for Manufacturing, Retail and Logistics

Executive Summary Hurricane Irma – the strongest hurricane ever to be recorded in the Atlantic - is projected to make landfall in South Florida on September 9-10, potentially causing widespread damage as far as North Carolina throughout next weekAirlines, port operators and railroads are currently preparing to wind down operations. American Airlines,...

Update on Hurricane Harvey: Impacts on Global Supply Chains

Executive Summary Since August 25, ports, airports, railways, roads and oil refineries along the Texas and Louisiana coast have been experiencing significant operational disruptions due to Hurricane HarveyUp to 18 per cent of US oil and gas production and 33 per cent of US chemical production has been disrupted, boosting...