Ascent Global Logistics Blog

October 4, 2019

Norfolk Southern Service Suspended: Bridge Collapse

Updated 10/4/2019. Norfolk Southern services between Kansas City, MO and Moberly, MO are still suspended due to the collapse of the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick, MO on Wednesday, October 2.

October 2, 2019

Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Mitag

Updated 10/8/2019. Tropical Storm Mitag has caused delays of about 3-6 days for large vessels around Shanghai and Ningbo. To read more about the storm, click here.

September 6, 2019

Weather Alert Update: Hurricane Dorian

Please note that Hurricane Dorian’s landfall continues to impact port, rail and over-the-road operations across the Southeast. Below are the latest updates:

September 13, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/13/17

Update as of Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:00 

As Irma moves inland, rain will continue to fall across Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio today. Please note that while the storm is beginning to clear, supply chain delays are expected to persist for weeks. 

September 12, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/12/17

Update as of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Post-Tropical Cyclone and is moving across southern Georgia and eastern Alabama today. Assessment of damages and recovery efforts have started in Florida but supply chain operations continue to be hindered.

September 11, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/11/17

Update as of Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Tropical Storm and is forecasted to track over the Florida panhandle then into Georgia and Alabama. Logistics operations are expected to continue to be impacted as the storm progresses over the South Atlantic and South Central states this week. 

September 8, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/8/17

Update as of Friday, September 8, 2017 13:00 

Only two weeks after Harvey wrecked havoc on the U.S. supply chain, another hurricane is quickly approaching the South Atlantic states. Hurricane Irma’s imminent threat has prompted LTL and TL carriers, railway companies, ports and airports to begin restricting logistics operations.

September 7, 2017

Harvey & the Supply Chain Analysis: How Severe Weather Disrupts Logistics

Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction across the South Central region of the U.S. and while cleanup efforts have started, supply chain havoc continues. Similar to how the cities across eastern Texas and Western Louisiana cannot be rebuilt in one day, the supply chain could take considerable weeks, if not months, to recover from Harvey.

February 9, 2017

Weather Advisory: Winter Storm Niko to Cause Shipping Delays

Logistical activities could be impacted this week and next as Winter Storm Niko drops heavy snowfall on the northeastern portion of the United States.