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Port of Palm Beach helps Haitian earthquake relief

[ September 2, 2021   //   ]

The Port of Palm Beach has waived wharfage charges for relief cargo being shipped to Haiti. Port officials made the move less than a week after a deadly earthquake claimed more than 2,000 lives.
“Our thoughts are with the survivors of the earthquake and the people who have lost loved ones during this unexpected disaster,” said Port Executive Director Manuel Almira.
The Port of Palm Beach is working closely with long-time Port tenant Teeters Agency and Stevedoring and Port user Monarch Shipping to assist them with their efforts in providing relief to our neighbors in the Caribbean.
Monarch Shipping has been collecting donated goods such as clothing, hygiene products, tents, tarps and food at its Port located receiving office for the victims. The companies are looking to fill two crates that were built and donated by our Port of Palm Beach maintenance and facilities team.
“The people in Haiti are suffering in ways we cannot imagine. Waiving wharfage fees is our way of showing the local Haitian community and the survivors of the earthquake that we will support them anyway we can,” said Board Chairman Joseph Anderson.
The waiver will be in effect until December 31, 2021. The last time the Port of Palm Beach waived wharfage charges for humanitarian relief supplies to Haiti was in October 2016 when the island was impacted by hurricane Matthew.