Due to the widespread damage to the East Coast during Hurricane Sandy, Bermuda Container Line has cancelled Oleander Voyage 1678.
The storm slammed into the U.S. East Coast, where it left at least 40 dead. The New York Police Department reported a total of 22 deaths in the city from Sandy.
New York’s LaGuardia Airport remain closed today due to significant damage, and the city’s subway system will stay offline for several more days. As of this morning, at least 6.2 million customers across the Eastern United States remain without power.
A statement from Bermuda Container Line said: “Due to the unprecedented damage to the NYNJ area during Hurricane Sandy, Bermuda Container Line has made the decision to cancel Voyage 1678. At this point we do not have a status update on the terminal in NJ, or the roads leading in.
“We do know that our employees in the area are safe, but unable to get to the office. They will be contactable via e-mail and as soon as their phone system comes on line, we will route calls to Bermuda.
“We have heard from a number of shippers throughout the area who are without electricity, but are working to get back to normal as soon as possible. This extra time will also enable us to be able to insure that the containers you receive are not contaminated with flood waters and safe to use.
“Currently, the Somers Isles will have a sailing this weekend from Fernandina Beach Florida. We would highly recommend them in order to get your cagro here next week. Contact number is 1-800-207-5447.
“We will be doing everything in our power to insure voyage 1679E will depart on time November 9th, with arrival in Bermuda Monday November 12th.”