Port St. Maarten Recognizes and says Thank you to the Frontline Maritime Workforce & Seafarers

April 30, 2020 1:58 am

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Management would like to say thank you to the maritime workforce that comprises of and not limited to, pilots, stevedores, crane operators, truck drivers, forklift operators, port operators, security staff, marine engineers, pilot boat captains, dockmasters, shipping lines, shipping agents, port administrative staff and seafarers, who are on the frontline daily ensuring that the global supply chain related to the movement of cargo, food, medical supplies, essential goods critical to our community and other consumer goods, continues to move throughout the world and to St. Maarten and the surrounding islands. 

“We have a full understanding of what you face during this global pandemic which has reached our shores, and we recognize the dedication, sacrifice and professionalism, and appreciate and give gratitude for what you do on a daily basis with respect to the COVID-19 response and recovery, as well as ensuring a steady flow of the supply chain continuity that our communities and the surrounding islands are so dependent on.

“Port St. Maarten continues to provide essential services to the community with top priority being the health, safety and well-being of the port workforce, and its users. 

“A number of measures have been taken to ensure the aforementioned via our ‘Sterile Port Protocol’ that includes enhanced sanitization measures since mid-March at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility.

“We urge all personnel to remain vigilant and take the necessary personal preventive measures as promoted by the Collective Prevention Service (CPS) to minimize the risk of infection from COVID-19. 

“Once again, we say thank you to all our port workforce heroes and the seafaring community who are the reasons why commerce continues to move through Port St. Maarten and to the neighbouring islands,” Port Management said on Wednesday.

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About Port St. Maarten

Port St. Maarten comprises of 13 companies responsible for most of the country’s maritime activities.  The operations at Port St. Maarten can be summarized into four pillars of Cruise, Cargo, Yachting and Real Estate.  The Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facilities catered to over 2 million cruise passengers in 2014, and has since 2010 been receiving more than 1.5 million annually.  The cargo facilities have led to a steady growth in containerized business making the island a hub for the North-Eastern Caribbean where it concerns transshipment services.  The port caters to the Giga yachts and vessels providing berthing and fueling services to this sector.  Port St. Maarten also owns and manages a wide range of commercial real estate across the country. 

Port St. Maarten is a modern, well equipped and secure port facility that is operated and managed by a dedicated professional staff.  Visit our website for further information www.portstmaarten.com or call +1 721 542-8503 or 8504, email: buzz@portstmaarten.sx