Port terminals on the US North Atlantic Coast are bracing for the impact of Winter Storm Jonas on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The severe winter storm is already dumping snow on southern and mid-Atlantic portions of the US and has East Coast ports revising their operational hours ahead of Saturday.
The Port of Virginia intends to maintain regular operations at its Hampton Roads marine terminals on Friday, January 22, but will cease operations at both the Richmond Marine Terminal and Virginia Inland Port at Front Royal in the early afternoon.
At the Port of New York and New Jersey, the GCT Bayonne container terminal, which has maintained operations throughout the weekend in recent weeks to handle heavy volume, will close on Sunday (the terminal is expected to resume Sunday gate hours of 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on January 30).
In addition, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have stated that all of the ports’ terminals are scheduled to be open for normal hours on Monday. The Port Authority expects to issue an update at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
In Maryland, the Port Administration is scheduled to halt work within public terminals at 7 p.m. on Friday.
The Port of Philadelphia has not made any changes to their regular operations. Because the storm is expected to arrive in the area Friday evening, the impact to the area will be largely during the weekend, when terminals are closed, but the storm could limit or prevent some in-terminal activity, a spokesman said.
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