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East Coast ports slowed by ‘Bomb cyclone’

From ‘Arctic Conditions Shackle North American Shipping’ in Port Technology:

Extreme cold conditions and a snap “bomb hurricane” snow storm have slowed the shipping supply chain across North America this week.

Winter storm Grayson—classified as a “bomb cyclone” — slammed the east coast on Thursday 4 January, engulfing many Mid-Atlantic and New England states in whiteout conditions.

It reached as far as southern states such as South Carolina and Georgia.

Port of New York and New Jersey announced they had been forced to close at 10:30 am on Thursday January 4 due to the extreme winter storm conditions affecting the states.

New York and New Jersey have experienced sub zero temperatures since Christmas, with temperatures dropping to -16 degrees celsius in New York.

More at port Technology

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