Monday, February 15, 2010

Haiti Container Shipping Services Start To Run Again

Lines Work Toward Service as Usual
Shipping News Feature

HAITI – Shades of normality are gradually creeping back to the stricken country with the news that sea freight shipping services from the USA have begun once again. Container shipper SeaFreight Line of Florida, are sailing from Jacksonville every Monday and Port Everglades each Wednesday and Friday to connect with their feeder service which connects at Kingston, Jamaica.

The intention is for the company’s vessel MV Orso to continue a continuous dedicated loop twice a week and the first sailing arrived at the scene of the devastating earthquake on 1st February at Port au Prince with the cargo discharging mid stream and using landing craft to shuttle the containers ashore. The Orso discharged 100 containers of Aid/Relief cargo as well as dry and refrigerated foodstuffs.

From the UK a spokesman for Kestrel Liner Agencies, mentioned amongst many others for their efforts at assisting with humanitarian relief in our previous article, confirmed that shipments can now travel from the country via a similar route to a terminal in Port au Prince or alternatively through the deep water port container terminal at Caucedo in the Dominican Republic to be trucked onward.

Photo: Courtesy of SeaFreight Line

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