Hurricane Irma: Port Conditions
Please see the below notices regarding Charleston and Savannah Ports.
Charleston, SC: Thursday, September 7
The South Carolina Ports Authority continues to closely monitor Hurricane Irma as it approaches the United States and
will remain in close container with stakeholders and the U.S. Coast Guard on changes to port conditions.
Currently, normal gate hours are planned through and including Saturday, September 9.
Storm preparations will be made as necessary to secure facilities, equipment and cargo based on the expected arrival of
Future updates or charges to operation conditions will be provided as available.
Savannah, GA: Thursday, September 7
In response to Hurricane Irma, the Georgia Ports Authority will cease operations at the Ports of Savannah and
Brunswick, effective Saturday, Sept. 9, through Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Truck gates will close at 6 p.m. Friday in Savannah, while vessel operations will end at midnight. The Port of Savannah
will not be accepting empty container returns Friday.
At Colonel’s Island and Mayor’s Point terminals in Brunswick, gates will close at 5 p.m. Friday.
“The safety of our employees and partners in the maritime community is our highest concern,” said GPA Executive
Director Griff Lynch. “We encourage GPA staff and our neighbors to heed Governor Deal’s warning and evacuate ahead
of the storm. Our terminals in Savannah and Brunswick play a vital role in customer supply lines. After the hurricane
passes, we are committed to assessing any damage and getting our ports back up and running as quickly as possible.”