Defenders Day is the Anniversary of the successful defense of the city of Baltimore from an invading British military force during the War of 1812. Defenders Day is a longtime legal holiday on September 12th, in the U.S. state of Maryland, in the City of Baltimore.


Please be advised that South Locus Point will be closed in observance on Defenders Day on Thursday September 12th.

NOTE: ONLY SLP is closed in observance of Defenders Day, AMPORTS is open normal business hours. So please deliver all cargo to AMPORTS on Thursday September 12th.

Date: 09/11/2019

The Baltimore, MD Dundalk Port will be closed for the Holiday

Date: 09/11/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Philadelphia Auto Terminal will be Closed the rest of this week and will re-open on Monday September 16th during normal business hours. 

Please push your cargo to Baltimore (SLP and AMPORTS) and or Newark for the rest of this week. We apologize for this last minute announcement, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to close the Terminal for the rest of this week.

Date: 09/09/2019

Please be advised of the following terminal updates:
Jacksonville, FL - Will reopen for cargo received Thursday 9/5 at 1:00pm
Savannah, GA - Will be closed for receiving Thursday 9/5
Date: 09/05/2019

We are glad to update all that our Jacksonville Terminal is now open as of 10AM today.  Please deliver your booked cargo as normal. 

Date: 09/05/2019

Friday 9/6 both Jacksonville, FL and Savannah, GA will resume back with normal gate operations

Date: 09/05/2019

Please be advised that due to the slow moving Hurricane on the Florida coast, the Jacksonville Terminal will remain closed through tomorrow, Thursday September 5th

Date: 09/04/2019

Please note that due to Hurricane Dorian we have the following below terminal closures:

-Jacksonville, FL - Terminal will be closed Tuesday 9/3 and Wednesday 9/4 for receiving.  As the storm approaches northward we will received further updates from the terminal regarding terminal status.

-Savannah, GA - Savannah is currently under mandatory evacuation.  Terminal will be closed both Tuesday 9/3 and Wednesday 9/4 for receiving. 

*further updates to be provided as the week progresses



Date: 09/03/2019

lease take note that due to the approaching Hurricane Dorian that is forecasted to hit the Florida cost tomorrow into Wednesday, our Jacksonville, FL Terminal will be CLOSED September 3rd and September 4th.
We expect the Jacksonville Terminal to re-open on Thursday September 5th with normal business hours of operations.
PS: Please stay tuned for updates on Baltimore and Newark later in the week as the Hurricane heads north as per the Tracking Forecast


Date: 09/03/2019

Please note ALL PORTS will be CLOSED on Monday, 9/2/19 in observance of Labor Day.

Ghanem Office will also be closed for the Holiday.  Please email any Dock Receipts / Booking Requests to and we will handle them as soon as possible.

We wish all our customers, agents, vendors, families and friends a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Date: 08/28/2019

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