The BOC Blast 162 – Hurricane Matthew


Hurricane Matthew

With the impending Hurricane Matthew, BOC is continuing to monitor the path and any potential port closures or vessel delays. At this time delays in the operations of southeastern ports can be anticipated. As more information becomes available we will be sure to pass those details along. Any questions can be directed to your local BOC representative.


CBP Alert –  The Port of Charleston, South Carolina will be closed on Wednesday October 5, 2016, at noon, due to Evacuation Orders related to Hurricane Matthew and will remain closed through COB on Friday, October 7, 2016. The Port will resume normal operations on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

On October 5 through October 7, 2016, a local closure day is granted to all who file entries at the Port of Charleston, South Carolina (1601). CBP is extending an additional day, without penalty, for any entry summaries and payments of duties that were due on October 5 – October 7, 2016, in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina

FDA Alert


FDA import offices in the following cities will be closed Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2016 due to potential impact from Hurricane Matthew:

Florida: Miami, Port Everglades, Boca Raton, Maitland, and


Georgia: Savannah

South Carolina: Charleston

FDA review of entries in affected ports will be limited; review of perishable entries will be prioritized during this time.

Staff may not be available by phone and e-mail may be disrupted due to anticipated service and power outages. If conditions warrant and there are no safety concerns, staff will report for duty on Tuesday, October 11, 2016