Industry News

By Donal Scully
August 31st, 2017

Shipping lines are scrambling to reroute cargo in response to the upheaval to supply chains caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas, according to Fox and Dow Jones.

With several US Gulf of Mexico seaports – including the key Houston hub – closed and land-based transportation system disrupted, shipping lines are weighing their options.

Various vessels are anchored in the Gulf, beyond the reach of Harvey, waiting for conditions at ports and inland to clear.

Even after the storm passed, though, it is expected infrastructure damage will limit the onward movement of freight for some time.

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