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resources for florida trade during Coronavirus  pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving at an unprecedented pace, making it crucial to get you the information you need in an efficient manner. At FCBF, we are dedicated to helping our members survive and thrive through it all. 

This page is designed to provide resources and information around the virus to trade-based businesses and individuals in our state. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available. 

Please also follow us on social media for regular updates, and email any questions you may have directly to us at info@fcbf.com.

PORT STATUSES

 

POMTOC (Port of Miami) Updates

NOTICE: POMTOC will be CLOSED on Monday, 5/11/2020 due to extremely low import volumes caused by blanked vessel sailings (COVID-19).Export Receiving Dates:  Export receiving dates will to be altered to correspond with tentative...

May 4 South Florida Port Updates

PortMiami is OPEN today.POMTOC is CLOSED today (PortMiami Operator) due to blank sailings - COVID-19.Seaboard Marine and South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) are OPEN today (PortMiami Operators).Port Everglades is OPEN today.Florida International Terminal (FIT) is...

FIT Update

Due to a drop in the volume transferred, as a consequence of COVID-19, our Terminal will be closed to receive and deliver cargo on Thursday, April 23. The operations will resume on Friday at 07:00 am. Vessel operations will continue uninterrupted.We will inform...

CBP Miami Seaport Update

March 30, 2020: Update to CBP Miami Seaport Information Bulletin 2020-5201-004. TO:     IMPORTERS, CUSTOMSHOUSE BROKERS, AIR CARRIERS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, CONTAINER STATION OPERATORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES...

India Port Updates

Report for Gateway ports, some general points: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared Lock out for Entire India for 21 days EFFECTIVE TILL 15TH APRIL 2020 .Shipping Ministry has declared any port and associated services as emergency services and to be excluded...

Port of Boston Update

We have reduced our office hours temporarily at the Tip O’Niell for the Entry Department to have someone physically onsite down to only two days a week for the following hours for the next two weeks: This week - Wednesday 3/25/2020 (7am -12pm), and  Friday...

Maryland Port Authority – Seagirt Marine Terminal

FROM PORTS AMERICA CHESAPEAKE: Due to the decline of international container volumes, Seagirt Marine Terminal will be closed on: Monday, March 30 Tuesday, March 31  Gate hours will be 6 am to  4:45 pm from Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April...

CBP Atlanta Update

Effective immediately, the Entry Department will be implementing teleworking for our employees due to the COVID 19 virus.  All payments and documents required to be turned into the Entry Department need to be placed in an seal envelope and giving to the Cargo...

West Coast Port Terminal Closures – Week of March 21

Seattle SSA Port Terminals - Terminal 18: Terminal 18 will be closing Gate and Port Terminal operations on Friday, March 20, 2020 due to ongoing volume declines. Long Beach -TTI : TTI will be closing Gate and Terminal operations on Friday, March 20, 2020 on 1ST shift...

Guidelines and Resources for Businesses

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Business Damage Assessment Survey

The Business Damage Assessment Survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, will evaluate businesses affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy. 

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Business Pandemic Planning

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided this checklist for businesses.

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FL Health Department Dashboard

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Employer Guidelines: Planning for COVID-19

Guidelines to help prevent workplace exposures to respiratory illnesses, including novel coronavirus, in non-healthcare settings. Also includes planning considerations for a potential wide-spread outbreak from the CDC.

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Department of Homeland Security Coronavirus Page

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts in preparedness and readiness have facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response in confronting COVID-19, keeping Americans safe, and helping detect and slow the spread of the virus.

 

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SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to coronavirus

The SBA has been authorized to offer designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thanks to a request made by Gov. DeSantis, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

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CDC CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION PAGE

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