Port re-opens, containers to be off-loaded today
Port operations will resume today with the Port ready to offload a Matson container ship.
Employees have been working around the clock. As of yesterday, the Port terminal yard has been completely cleaned up .
Although the Port sustained significant damage to its facilities and assets, preliminary assessments indicate that its operationally ready to receive Matson today.
“We can confirm that Gantry 5 is operational after addressing damage to conduits and its circuit board,” said Port General Manager Rory J. Respicio.
“Gantry 4 and Gantry 6 have issues with their computer boards and are currently being worked on.”
As of 10:30 a. m. today, U.S. Coast Guard Captain Nicholas Simmons, Captain of the Port, issued the all-clear to open from the waterway perspective and Respicio immediately issued the all-clear from the dockside.
The Port has received notice of arrivals for two vessels and is ready to service those vessels and Guam Custom’s officers are ready for operations.
Matson is scheduled to arrive at noon today, with APL to dock once discharge of Matson’s Maunawili is completed. Matson’s Manoa and Papa Mau are also schedule to arrive May 30, 2023.