- Posted by Adinda Scheers 08 Sep
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Hurricane Irma – one of the most intense category 5 hurricanes ever recorded – devastated Saint Martin on Wednesday 6 September, destroying homes, stores and transportation networks, including the port infrastructure. At this moment there is no clear indication when the Philipsburg terminal could be back up and running.
For StreamLines’ BlueStream service all cargo destined for Saint Martin in the near term future will have to be diverted to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, where it will be transhipped to Philipsburg at the earliest time possible. Costs related to this transhipment in Guadeloupe, including extra storage days, will be absorbed by StreamLines.
All cargo on the AS Fortuna destined for Philipsburg with an ETA of 13 September will be discharged in Guadeloupe. If restoration of port infrastructure is achieved the week thereafter, the following week’s sailing of AS Fabiana will reload all transhipped Philipsburg cargo from Guadeloupe on 20 September, and discharge in Philipsburg on 21 September.