For the 1st time in recent memory, I've received notice from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey that a marine terminal operator has closed its gates owing to high wind conditions (see screenshot below). Moreover, since wind conditions are not expected to abate for several more hours, APMT has decided to suspend all further truck & vessel operations for the balance of the day.
The other photo appearing below depicts a few 40' containers that were blown over earlier this morning at AMPT Port Elizabeth.
I'm relatively certain that additional wind casualties have likely occurred within the entirety of the port complex, but I'm also heartened that terminal operators at NY/NJ have taken to lowering empty stacks and pyramiding all stacks well ahead of anticipated high wind conditions. That will go a long way in safeguarding our personnel.
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