Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stolt-Nielsen's New Orleans terminal affected by Hurricane Isaac

Stolt-Nielsen's Stolthaven New Orleans terminal in Braithwaite, Florida has flooded.

Hurricane Isaac caused the levee surge protection system to fail which caused the terminal to flood, with parts being under as much as 7ft of water.

No one was injured and Stolt-Nielsen says it has had no reports of any environmental issues or failure of product containment systems.

The site was shut in advance of Hurricane Isaac's landfall to reduce the amount of damage sustained by the terminal and possible resulting environmental impact.

Stolt-Nielsen says an assessment of any damage sustained will be performed once the weather conditions improve and the water levels lower. The terminal will remain shut down until it is deemed safe to resume operations.

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