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Haiti and Kingston Offices and Ports Closed Due to Tomas
November 04, 2010

November 4, 2010. 1:00p EDT update. The country of Haiti has been placed under a Hurricane Warning due to the threat posed by Tropical Storm Tomas which could intensify. As a result, the main port in Port-au-Prince and Seaboard’s local office and terminal (Maritime Logisitics of Haiti) have all closed late this morning as storm preparations by our personnel and Haitian Customs and port officials are underway. If Tomas continues on its projected track, it is expected that the actual port as well as our office and terminal will be closed tomorrow, November 5. As a result, Seaboard’s regular sailing to Port-au-Prince has been delayed.

After being open this morning, our offices and the main port in Kingston, Jamaica are closed this afternoon. The office, terminal and warehouse operations in Montego Bay, Jamaica are open. All facilities in Jamaica are expected to be open tomorrow.

Even though parts of the Dominican Republic are under a Tropical Storm warning today, all Seaboard offices are open and terminal facilities are operating normally. Seaboard vessels are currently docking at Dominican ports on schedule while vessel activities such as loading and discharging containers are being performed as usual.

We will update this article as more information becomes available. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers as we enter the final month of the 2010 Hurricane Season.