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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Haiti: Port and Air Update

From Situation Report (Consolidated) - 01 March 2010 — Humanitarian Logistics Information:
Air Operations
Port au Prince Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport

* The management of PAP airport has been handed back to the Haitian authorities and commercial handlers, and all offload of international humanitarian cargo is now being done by commercial entities.
* The Logistics Cluster has compiled a list of forwarding agents available at:

Air Operations PAP

* More than 3,600 passengers from over 250 UN agencies, NGOs, governments and media institutions have used the UNHAS passenger service between Santo Domingo and Port au Prince.
Sea Transport

Port au Prince

* Management of the port has been handed back to the APN (Autorite Portuaire Nationale) and all handling is being done by commercial handlers. Requests for berthing slots must now be submitted to APN with 72 hours notice.
* The US will continue support at the port in a coordination and management role for the coming month.
* The majority of the assets currently available at the port have been provided by the US Military, and are likely to be redeployed over the course of the month, including the two floating docks currently serving as the principal point of unloading. While the repairs to the south pier are expected to be complete by the second week or April, full repairs will take some time, and available equipment may not be sufficient to meet the current increase in demand.
* All incoming vessels must be self-sufficient in terms of equipment and to have their own cranes.

Hat tip: Lee and Charles

Photo info:
HAITI (March 1, 2010) Rear Adm. Samuel Perez shows Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus earthquake damage to the port facilities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sailors and Marines are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

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