APD Limited, Tropical Shipping, Bahamas Fast Ferries, Rotary International, Bahamas Red Cross, and other corporate partners are working together to support the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) by providing logistical support to the relief initiative for the Family Islands and residents affected by Hurricane Joaquin.
SOME OF OUR EFFORTS INCLUDE:
Waiving Port Fees for items consigned to NEMA.
FEES TO BE WAIVED INCLUSIVE OF VAT:
- Line Handling
- Landing Fees
- Security Fees
- Terminal Handling Fees
- Stevedoring Fees
- Gate Fees
- Storage Fees
- This includes the equipment being returned after a relief run
APD LIMITED IS RECEIVING CARGO AT THE NASSAU CONTAINER PORT ON NEMA’S BEHALF AT THE PORT’S MAIN ENTRANCE. NEMA has established a list of relief supplies needed and below are the items that are being accepted at this time:
NON-PERISHABLE FOODS AND ESSENTIAL:
- Bottled water
- Canned goods (soups, vegetables, tuna, chicken etc.)
- Dry goods (beans, rice, grits, pasta etc.)
- Un-opened non-prescription drugs
- Household cleaning items, bug spray, bleach, chlorine tablets, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, rubber gloves and other clean-up supplies
- Baby care supplies
- Sanitary products for ladies
- Sternos and matches
- Flashlights, candles and kerosene lamps / lanterns / stoves
- Plastic utensils, plastic cups & paper plates
- Construction equipment
NB: If there are items that are not on the lists above, please feel free to contact the offices of APD Limited at (242) 323-7064 prior to drop-off to enquire whether the items will be accepted.
FOR INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS THE PROCESS IS AS STATED BELOW:International Donations may be shipped and will have to be consigned to:
Captain Stephen Russell
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
The Carriers and Shippers will have to notify APD Limited of the arriving cargo.
The goods will have to be cleared in accordance of the Customs Management Act.
NEMA will have to ensure all Governmental approvals are obtained and that the goods are cleared for release by Bahamas Customs.
APD Limited has offered the use of its Break Bulk Terminal warehouse and facility on Arawak Cay for the safe secure of the cargo. Individuals wishing to donate relief items are asked to bring them to the Nassau Container Port from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 4pm for storage pending shipment.
NEMA will be responsible for the sorting and ultimate distribution of the cargo.
NEMA will be responsible for confirming and advising which vessels will be authorized to receive and move hurricane relief cargo to the designated Family Island that would have been impacted by the hurricane.