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Tropical Storm Sally Update - September 15, 2020

Tropical Weather Update

September 15, 2020

The path of Hurricane Sally continues to shift eastward, we are no longer under a hurricane warning, however, we continue to stay prepared. As of the 10AM CST National Weather Service update, expected landfall is near the MS/AL border early Wednesday AM.

We can report that our operations have been minimally impacted from the Hurricane Sally. The Port of New Orleans area has been able to avoid most of the heavy rain, high wind and storm surge that has accompanied this storm.

Thank you for your patience during this interruption in our operations. 

Current KCO Operational Update:

  • KCO OPERATIONS: Our terminals and our main offices will be OPEN for normal operations on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 07:30 AM CDT.

  • Port of New Orleans Container Terminal Operations: Both New Orleans Terminals and Ports America both planning to be OPEN for normal container business activity on Wednesday, September 16 with normal hours of operation.

  • NOPB Rail Operations: The NOPB Rail operations in and out of New Orleans are still suspended between the NOPB and the Class 1 carriers like BNSF, CSX, CN, KCS, NS and UP. The flood gates are expected to OPEN tomorrow morning; rail operations should re-commence at some point on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

  • Vessel schedules will be updated as conditions evolve at: https://portno.force.com/mvp/s/

  • You can find out the latest on this storm at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ which is updated as soon as new information is available.

Forecast as of Tuesday, September 14, 2020 – 10 AM CDT

If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to advise by email to our team and we will do everything we can to try and provide you with further information. Thank you.


David Kearney

The Kearney Companies, Inc.




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