TOTE Maritime reaching full productivity in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – U.S. shipper TOTE Maritime announced Wednesday having reached 87 percent productivity in the Port of San Juan after 330 cargo containers with relief supplies and commercial goods were picked up from its terminal to aid communities affected by Hurricane María.
Its Isla Bella vessel arrived in San Juan, for the third time after the Category 4 hurricane devastated the island three weeks ago, with more than 1,600 containers with relief and recovery items, utility trucks, communications equipment and other critical cargo.
TOTE has been managing the logistics for government-purchased containers, as well as aid sent by nonprofits and others stateside to aid communities affected by the storm.
With the arrival of its La Perla del Caribe ship Oct. 7, carrying 1,060 forty-foot-equivalent units (FEUs) of relief and recovery goods such as generators and utility trucks, TOTE said it delivered more than 5,200 merchandise containers and will ship another 2,000 containers next week.
The international operator has worked with Homeland Security, the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration and customers who have supported the relief effort.