News & Media

17 September, 2020

Hurricane Sally Update

Sally is now a Tropical Depression making it’s way through the United States. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and flooding to parts of Virginia and North Carolina through Friday. Gale force winds are expected near water with storm surge from 8 – 12 feet (2 – 3.6 meters).

The Inchcape Mobile is closed through Friday 18th September. Normal operations are expected Monday 21st September.

For emergencies please call:
Guru Uppalapati - Vice President Finance Americas, Finance
713 684 1705

Glenn Foster – AGM USA/Canada
281 860 1569

US Gulf Coast Marine Service Manager:
Keith Kerr
281 860 1502

Josie Mock – Port Manager

Brit Mellon – Mgr Liner Financial / Corp. Financial Admin.
251 461 2780

The NHC is tracking a new tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, Invest 90.

There is a 90% chance of development within the next 48 hours. Although the path of the storm is still uncertain, it could be named Wilfred. “W” is the last storm name of the 2020 season. After that the World Meteorological Organization will move onto using the Greek Alphabet.

Port Conditions



Port Condition Zulu

  • Biloxi
  • Mobile
  • Pascagoula
  • Pensacola

Hurricane Port Condition ZULU means condition set when weather advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 12 hours.

Power & Infrastructure

There are currently over 414,000 residents and businesses without power.

Oil & Gas

Crews are returning to offshore rigs. The LOOP (Louisiana Offshore Oil Port) had reopened their marine terminal.

Hurricanes Laura and Sally have taken 1.1 million bpd offline according to the U.S. Energy Department. In addition to the busy hurricane season, covid has weaken demands.

Philips 66 temporarily shut down the Alliance Refinery due to the storms. However, plans to keep processing halted due to scheduled maintenance.

Shell has also announced it will also keep it’s distillation unit, alkylation unit and reformer closed for an additional week for maintenance in Norco Louisiana.