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Port of Beaumont Condition
by Garrett Bryce
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Port of Beaumont Port Director Chris Fisher today provided an update on conditions at the port following flooding in the area caused by Hurricane Harvey.

"The Port of Beaumont has no material damage to its infrastructure," Fisher said in an email to Guidry News Service.  "While there is some flooding in low lying areas in the Port, there is no flooding of the Port’s dock and wharves."

Fisher reported that the port has had limited cargo operations occurring in recent days, loading some roll-on, roll-off cargo on a vessel in port. 

The many roadways in and out of Beaumont, particularly to the West and North have been flooded but are now clearing, Fisher said.  Also, the railroads may have been impacted somewhat in the Houston area, which may delay rail traffic. 

"The Sabine-Neches River Channel is currently high with a swift current so vessel traffic is not moving at this time," he added. "All of these conditions are temporary and should be fully remedied in a few days with the Port back to normal operations."

"Currently, the port remains open and is operating with essential personnel only to allow our employees to address issues with their homes or families, as needed," said Fisher.  "The Port of Beaumont is assisting area emergency management with distribution and storage of supplies"




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