Tropical Storm Isaac Update

Please see below the latest terminal and rail information regarding Tropical Storm Isaac:

Mobile:  Operations normal.

New Orleans:  Operations normal.

Expreso and MedGulf vessels worked over the weekend.

Rail:

Following is update regarding delays to traffic affected by Isaac.  Delays should be anticipated not only through thte flooded areas, but at origin and switching locations such as Chicago, Atlanta, and Jacksonville due to congestion, car and power imbalances.

CSX:

CSX Transporation is working to restore operations as conditions allow.  Service through the Gulf region will be impacted for an estimated three to five weeks, as CSX restores damaged track between Pascagoula, MS, and New Orleans, LA.

Mobile, AL to/from Jacksonville, FL:  CSX will operate a minimum of two trains per week between Mobile and Jacksonville.  CSX will increase service frequency as warranted.  The first westbound train arrived Mobile on Tuesday morning, September 4.  The first eastbound train is expected to depart Mobile on Wednesday, September 5.

New Orleans, LA to/from Jacksonville, FL:  Due to the impact of the storm, CSX will limit service to one eastbound and one westbound train per week.  The initial train departed Jackonsville on September 4 at 0400 and routed via Fitzgerald/Birmingham/Meridian/New Orleans.  Upon arrival in New Orleans, the same route will be in effect for the westbound service destined for Jacksonville.  The eastbound train is expected to depart either Friday, September 7, or Saturday, September 8, depending on actual arrival at New Orleans.

New Orleans Terminal:  Currently open and has resumed normal gate operations at this time.

Mobile Terminal:  Currently open and has resumed normal gate operations.

Additionally, traffic moving between Atlanta/Jacksonville and New Orleans will continue to be re-routed through Memphis, TN, as needed.

CN:

CN terminals are allowing the containers to in-gate, but they might be delayed as the mail line will be restonred to full service Thursday, September 6.

Restoration work continues on the McComb subdivision between Manchac and Skip, LA.  Traffic destined to and from New Orleans continues to detour via the Baton Rouge and Hammond subdivisions.

Repairs to the siding at Frenier should be completed by the following Sunday, September 9.

We are now able to interchange traffic with all of our connecting carriers at New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Hattiesburg, LA, and Mobile, AL.

 

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