Steel ports shut down as Isaac advances

Aug 29, 2012 | 03:26 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel, Gulf Coast ports, Port of Mobile, Port of Tampa, Port of New Orleans, port closures, Hurricane Isaac, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — A number of steel-related ports on the Gulf Coast have temporarily shut down as Hurricane Isaac reached the coastline.

The Port of Mobile, Ala., a major steel slab hub, closed its facilities at 3 p.m. Monday, and the U.S. Coast Guard called for an official shutdown of the port at 6 p.m. Monday, a port spokeswoman....

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