Lines getting back on track after Noel
Florida-based shipping lines are getting their Caribbean services back on track today in the aftermath of delays created by Tropical Storm Noel.
Seaboard Marine said its Nassau, Bahamas office and terminal, which had been closed since Tuesday afternoon, was reopened today. The Seaboard Spirit was scheduled to resume service between Miami and Nassau today after vessels scheduled for Monday and Wednesday were cancelled.
Seaboard also said its operations in the Dominican Republic and Haiti were back up, with one vessel loaded and discharged Thursday and another due to be worked today. However, shipping operations are limited at the port, with ship channel operations limited to daylight hours.
Tropical Shipping said its sailing to the Eastern Caribbean was only six hours off the normal schedule, and its sailings to Nassau and Freeport departed Thursday and would be docking in the Bahamas as soon as the ports were cleared for operations, probably this evening.
Tropical said sailings to other Caribbean destinations that were delayed earlier in the week departed Thursday. The normal Thursday sailing to Grand Cayman was scheduled to depart today.