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Update: Hurricane Florence

As of 11:00AM EDT on Sept. 10, 2018:


  • The Cooper Group continues to closely monitor Hurricane Florence. Team memebers living in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia are encouraged to begin preparing for the impact of what will likely be a major storm.


For the most up-to-date weather forcast from the National Hurricane Center, please click the link below. Additonal Cooper Group updates may be found on the Emergency Hotline (866) 898-2813.


  • Hurricane Preparation Reminders: LINK 
  • Port Status:
    • Sector Corpus Christi: LINK
    • Sector Charleson: LINK
    • Sector Hampton Roads: LINK
    • Sector Houston-Galveston: LINK
    • Sector Jacksonville: LINK
    • Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach: LINK
    • Sector Mobile: LINK
    • Sector New Orleans: LINK
    • Sector North Carolina: LINK
    • Sector Port Arthur-Lake Charles: LINK
    • Sector Savannah: LINK

A Strong Safety Culture

No job is so important, and no service is so urgent that we cannot take the time to perform our work safely. We have a responsibility to our families, our fellow employees, and our company to perform our duties in a safe and efficient manner. Safety is at the core of all Cooper/T. Smith operations, a practice that puts our people and the environment first.

The safety policy of The Cooper Group is that occupational injuries and illnesses experienced by employees and damage to property and/or cargo can be eliminated. The Cooper Group endorses the use of effective loss control programs, employee training and input, and the cooperative development of voluntary standards as methods of carrying out this policy.