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Haiti Facilities Closed Due to Tomas; Jamaica Re-Opens.
November 05, 2010

November 5, 2010. 6:00p EDT update.  The country of Haiti continues under a Hurricane Warning due to the threat posed by Hurricane Tomas. As a result, the main port in Port-au-Prince and Seaboard’s local office and terminal (Maritime Logisitics of Haiti) all closed yesterday and remain closed today. We are uncertain if the port in Port-au-Prince will reopen this weekend. Seaboard’s regular sailing to Port-au-Prince has been delayed.

After being closed yesterday afternoon and early this morning, our offices and the main port in Kingston, Jamaica re-opened at noon today. Vessel and terminal activities in Kingston have since fully resumed. The office, terminal and warehouse operations in Montego Bay, which is on the northwest side of Jamaica, never closed.

Even though parts of the Dominican Republic remain under a Tropical Storm warning this afternoon, 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.