All Seaboard Marine Terminals Remain Open
As Covid-19 spreads to more communities and countries, we know that you are concerned about how this impacts how you do business with us.
Seaboard Marine wishes to advise that our cargo terminal at PortMiami and the Jacintoport Terminal in Houston remain open and are functioning normally.
PortMiami has three cargo terminals with Seaboard Marine exclusively operating an 87-acre facility. Although neighboring cargo terminals have announced partial closures, the Seaboard facility at PortMiami is fully operational and open. Likewise, the Port of Houston has several different cargo terminals. Although two of the major facilities in Houston are temporarily closed, the 60-acre Jacintoport Terminal that is operated by Seaboard Marine is fully operational and open. Both our Houston and Miami cargo terminals are open and staffed to handle all cargo needs.
All Seaboard Marine office and cargo facilities, both in the United States and overseas, are open and functioning. Our vessel, terminal, and trucking/rail serves are operating normally to ensure the integrity of your supply chain. We are also aware that many Latin American countries have announced border closings and/or quarantined cities. But in each case thus far, the borders remain open for the transport of cargo and supplies with manageable delays. National leaders and municipal officials largely recognize the importance of international trade and supply chains. Further, government and customs officials, throughout the Seaboard network, are available for clearance of cargo.
All business continuity leaders within Seaboard Marine have comprehensively reviewed and updated steps and policies within our robust plan. As we monitor this evolving situation, we wanted to update you on some of the actions taken thus far.
We are following the guidance from international, federal, and local officials, including the WHO, CDC, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Customs and Border Protection.
Most employees in the main Miami office, as well as other offices within the United States and abroad, are now either working from home or at alternate locations. Considerable recent technology investments, including cloud computing, have allowed this to occur. Our employees have the technology needed to work remotely in the event of full office closures.
Infection protection measures are being taken across the company. At this time, visitors at all of our office locations are strongly discouraged. If you must visit one of our facilities, you are required to complete a questionnaire provided by your Seaboard Marine host before entry is allowed.