U.S.-flagged maritime vessels have arrived at Port Tampa Bay following its reopening, carrying fuel cargo to aid in Hurricane Ian recovery.
More than 25 domestic maritime vessels are calling on Florida ports as they reopen following Hurricane Ian. These vessels are carrying over 220 million gallons of fuel critical to Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.
Over 90% of Florida’s fuel arrives through four ports: Everglades, Canaveral, Jacksonville and Tampa.
As a hurricane approaches, the maritime industry ensures that shoreside facilities are at capacity before the storm.
After, the industry begins discharging additional fuel cargos as soon as ports and terminals reopen.
– Kelly Hayes, Extensive Enterprises Media