SERVICE ALERT - Florida Hit by Tropical Storm Eta


Tropical Storm Eta hit the Florida Gulf Coast this morning. Transportation services will be limited today throughout Florida and especially in the Tampa and St. Petersburg metropolitan areas.

Carrier Operations
Carrier operations are limited today across Florida with the most severe limitations along the Gulf Coast. Carriers are issuing service alerts that include:
  • Limited or cancelled pickup and delivery services  
  • Delays affecting shipments traveling through severe weather areas  
  • Embargoes on expedited shipments
  • Embargoes on shipments with guaranteed delivery times
  • Embargoes on service to residential areas

Port Services
Ports in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee, and Fort Myers will resume services on Thursday afternoon. Transit times for container freight delayed by these port closures will be extended by 1-2 days.

Air Cargo Services
Air cargo services will resume on Thursday afternoon.

Shipment Status Services
It is likely that freight moving through severe weather areas will experience transit delays. Shipments moving in other parts of the country may also experience residual delays as a result of the disruptions to carrier operations. The tracing tools on myUTS can keep you updated on the status of your shipments and allow you to set up automatic notification of status changes by email.
 
If you have any questions about how the carrier service alerts impact a shipment, our Operations department would be happy to provide more information. The status of weather advisories can be found at the National Weather Service (www.weather.gov).