Guillermo at 5 a.m. Wednesday (Image source: NOAA)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Tropical Storm Guillermo now sits across shipping lanes between Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast, but disruption to cargo schedules could be minimal.
The movement of the storm to the north of the islands may mean no port closures, but the north-facing entrance to the Port of Kahului could still get big waves.
The Matson ship Matsonia, which sailed from Oakland and was scheduled to arrive Wednesday, actually arrived at Sand Island Tuesday night. The Mokihana, which sailed from Los Angeles over the weekend, is scheduled to arrive Wednesday night.
“The Mokihana arrives Wednesday evening – adverse weather could potentially impact the exact timing of that arrival,” said Matson’s Jeff Hull.
Young Brothers, in a message to customers, said it would be accepting mainly containers for Wednesday’s barge sailing from Honolulu to Maui.
“For this sailing,” the company said, “we will not be accepting livestock shipments and will be limiting the amount of automobiles and other roll-on/roll-off equipment to minimize possible damage to these types of cargo.”
Pasha Hawaii has no scheduled arrivals before the weekend. The Reliance is scheduled to sail from Honolulu Friday for Los Angeles and then Oakland.