Noatum Logistics has received an update from the Houston Port Authority that the Port Houston container terminals are reopening for regular business Friday morning, March 20, 2020.
Please see formal notice below distributed Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2020:
The Port Authority has conducted a thorough investigation regarding the ILA worker, who recently worked at both Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals, that tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The ILA worker is currently in quarantine at the hospital.
Port Houston has conducted a joint investigation with the ILA which indicated that his exposure to others was fairly limited. Following CDC guidelines, all those that he has been in direct contact with during the 2 days worked at Port Houston facilities are in self-quarantine. Additionally, those who maintained social distancing from the worker, and have low risk, have been advised.
We have taken prudent steps to ensure we resume operations responsibly and safely. We will be resuming vessel operations this evening at 1900 at both container terminals. We will reopen both container terminals for regular business tomorrow morning.
Port Houston Customer Service staff will return to normal hours tomorrow morning.
Noatum Logistics will continue to monitor the situation at Port Houston and all U.S. ports and will provide proactive notification of any potential supply chain disruptions.