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Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma Update

6 years ago

The events surrounding Hurricane Irma have presented catastrophic circumstances for many of the islands served by Kestrel. Florida is the next in line this weekend. This is what we currently know. The following islands have received catastrophic damage:



Grand Turk


St Barths

St Maarten

St. Thomas

St. John


Virgin Gorda

Ports are not functional. Cargo currently in transit will be discharged at the gateway ports of Caucedo or Miami. Cargo Merchants will be notified of a Force Majeure and will be instructed to advise whether they will want to divert the cargo or have it returned to origin.

Kestrel as announced will be heavily involved in relief efforts.

The hurricane will make landfall in South Florida in the early hours on Sunday. The Miami office will be closed until further notice. However, you can contact Gary Aspinall - +1.786.371.6773 and Steven Keats +1.954.328.9719

Telephones will be diverted to Kestrel’s offices in Los Angeles and London to cover needs during working hours. You may also contact Mark Davidian directly at +1.415.596.0312 or Robert Steptoe +44.1268.287700