Normalcy returning to Woodbridge Bay Port says Bardouille

The Woodbridge Bay Port

CEO of the Dominica Air and Seaport Authority (DASPA) Benoit Bardouille, has said normalcy in terms of container traffic is beginning to return to the Woodbridge Bay Port since the passing of Hurricane Maria.

Speaking at a press briefing on Monday morning he said the first container ship arrived on the island on September 23 and after that, more containers began coming into the island as opposed to those that were leaving.

“To the end of October we received some 1,163 20-foot equivalent units into Dominica and on the outward path, only 110 units left Dominica,” he noted. “So that can tell you what the story was in terms of the volume of containers that we received coming in compared to what was going out…”

He stated that the container traffic created a serious problem for the port in terms of storage and being able to make deliveries based on demand.

Bardouille noted that a helipad was created at the port to facilitate aid distribution and containers were stored in a limited area until the helipad operation was stopped at the port.

“But the containers did not stop. We accepted all the containers that came to Dominica despite the fact that at one time we were only releasing relief supplies but commercial cargo was kept on the port,” he said.

He stated that the port was connected to the electricity grid on November 10.

“And still we are grappling with some of our electrical pole-lighting that is still out but we are gradually getting there,” Bardouille noted. “And so at one time we could not work at night and had to operate only daylight hours. Now we have improved the system and we have that will allow us to work shifts at night, especially from the standpoint of the container area.”

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  1. Annonymous
    November 28, 2017

    Normalcy does not appear in the oxford English dictionary.
    Maybe in American dictionaries.

    • dee
      November 30, 2017

      jus correct de man nah, and tell him he meant ”normality”,
      why you being sarcastic now , ein .mentioning American dictionary ?
      Allu ”know it all man” tan .

  2. November 28, 2017

    Mr BAD- WILL learn to be HUMBLE you walk around like you are GOD. calling security on people who are here to help us , mr BAD – WILL you are shameless, the world is watching you and the rest of you manicu the so call power that be , nothing last 4 ever, Mr. BAD -WILL what normalcy ? ? stop the lie how can you sleep at nite?. what will be your legacy I ask ? power, ? ego.? in time of need you want to play politics with people’s life’s. I shall pray for you BAD -WILL hope you fine the Lord.

  3. November 28, 2017

    MR BAD -WILL stop fooling the people.

  4. Annonymous
    November 28, 2017

    Message to DNO and others.
    Normalcy is not an English word !
    Whats wrong with normality.
    I think it was first used in error by a US presidential candidate .

    ADMIN: Normalcy is indeed a word that has appeared in dictionaries as early as 1857.

    • dee
      November 30, 2017

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
      Normalcy ? normality?
      we know what he mean ,
      Admin, dow get uptight and go back in time to de 1800,
      New words coming into use every day , Akx dem whatsappers .
      de more mature folks have to know hieroglyphics well wee, to read some of dem yout messages .

  5. Pamala
    November 27, 2017

    Quick quack and you think people will believe that smh

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