Industry News

Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on Texas and Louisiana supply chains, with land, sea, and air operations suspended.

Despite the US government downgraded the hurricane yesterday to a tropical storm, a second landfall is expected later today with rail operator Union Pacific (UP) preparing for 50 inches of rain by Friday.

UP said: “Harvey continues to cause heavy rain and widespread flooding in Houston and surrounding area. We have suspended rail operations along the Texas Gulf coast from Brownsville through Corpus Christi to Houston and east to Lake Charles, Louisiana.”

The carrier has embargoed all rail traffic for Gulf Coast locations and others within the Houston area, and is recommending customers divert cars where feasible.

Read full article >