As we all try to navigate through these challenging times, we want our key stakeholders to know we appreciate their hard work and dedication. We continue to be operational thanks to those who play a critical role in moving cargo through the Port of Palm Beach.
We hope you are routinely visiting our COVID-19 advisory page on our website for updates on port operations, Marine Safety Information Bulletin's and other helpful resources.
The Port continues to operate with caution since maritime workers have been deemed “essential” under the governor’s stay-at-home order.
Right now, cargo operations are ongoing with goods moving in and out of the Port of Palm Beach. A majority of cargo being exported includes food, medical supplies and other items being shipped to the islands in the Caribbean. Port tenants are also exporting rebuilding materials to the islands in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Several of our port tenants are now feeling the direct effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many operations reporting a decrease in cargo volumes.
All port tenants have implemented safety measures to keep their employees safe while at work and prevent the spread of the virus. We want to thank them for taking this seriously and taking the initiatives needed to protect maritime critical infrastructure workers.
We continue to monitor updates from the CDC including recommendations on safety practices for critical infrastructure workers and how to make and properly wear cloth face coverings.