US East Coast ports prepare for approaching Hurricane Isaias

Author: Anna Matherne


HOUSTON (ICIS)--US East Coast ports have updated conditions as Hurricane Isaias is expected to make landfall Monday evening before heading up the coast during the week.

As Isaias continues to lift to the north and east, impacts will begin over the northeast US coast as early as Tuesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The following port conditions have been set:

The ports in Charleston, South Carolina, and Wilmington, Virginia, are closed with all others remaining open at this time, according to shipping agent GAC North America. Some ports may update their status further once the hurricane approaches the region.

Any changes to port accessibility can impact the overall petrochemical industry as imports and exports rely heavily on the shipping industry.

The following legend describes the port conditions.  

Port Condition WHISKEY: Tropical or hurricane-force storm predicted to make landfall within 72 hours 

Port Condition X-RAY: within 48 hours

Port Condition YANKEE: within 24 hours

Port Condition ZULU: within 12 hours

Thumbnail image shows path of storm. Map by National Hurricane Center