Customer Advisory - Tropical Storm Nicholas

Operations Update

(Florham Park, NJ) … Tropical Storm Nicholas made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph early Tuesday, September 14th. Nicholas will weaken to a tropical depression as it gradually turns east over Texas and Louisiana through Wednesday, September 15th and into Thursday, September 16th.

Please find our operations update below:

Operations – Port of Houston is currently at port condition modified yankee which prohibits inbound ship movements. Vessel operations will shut down on Monday, September 13 at 16:00 but are expected to resume Tuesday, September 14 at 15:00.

Initial terminal inspections are underway. Some empties are down in the yard but there are no concerns for cranes or overall terminal structures. All Port Houston terminals will remained closed on Tuesday, September 14. This includes the Turning Basin Terminal, Barbours Cut, and Bayport Container Terminals. Vessel operations resumed at 19:00 on Tuesday, September 14th and we expect to resume normal operations Wednesday, September 15th.

Vessels - Below please find the vessel schedule.

Vessel Name Port Schedule Arrival
"Maersk Erie" Houston Alongside
"Northern Monument" Houston September 15th 14:00*
"Maersk Iowa" Houston September 16th 07:00*


Hamburg Süd, Houston: Implemented work from home for Wednesday, September 15th. They are prepared to move phone coverage over to the Chicago office if needed.

HUDD, Pasadena: Yard has been secured. Expect to have operations running and will review office staff work from home.

We thank you for your continued support. We wish to provide you details into any delays or closuresyour cargo or shipments may encounter.

Please contact your Hamburg Süd representative with any questions that you may have.