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Young Brothers Barge Traffic Disrupted

August 6, 2014, 1:46 PM HST
* Updated August 6, 1:49 PM
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Young Brothers, Limited today issued the following update on its operations at ports of call throughout Hawaii, as of 4 p.m. HST.

During the course of the next several days, Young Brothers, Limited will be issuing updates on its operations at each port of call throughout Hawaii as they may be affected by hurricanes Iselle and Julio.

For all ports (including Honolulu) through at least the remainder of this week, Young Brothers will accept only straightload (containerized) cargo. Young Brothers will not accept livestock, hazardous cargo, explosives or vehicles (other than emergency-response and public safety vehicles).

In addition, because of a very limited window to deliver cargo, Young Brothers will not accept less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo on Wednesday and Thursday (and possibly on Friday depending on weather conditions). This limitation does not apply to emergency or medical supplies.

Young Brothers asks customers to transport only essential cargo for the remainder of this week.

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If any of the sailings described below are canceled, Young Brothers will seek to undertake special sailings to deliver straightload (containerized) cargo over the weekend, as weather conditions permit.

Tuesday Sailing to Hilo:

Young Brothers’ barge has departed for the Port of Hilo today, with a scheduled arrival on Wednesday. Only straightload (containerized) cargo will be available Wednesday night (with barge arrival now scheduled at approximately at 5 p.m.). The port likely will be closed on Thursday, said a Young Brothers release.

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No LCL outbound cargo (refrigerated or dry) will be accepted in Hilo this week and until further notice.

Thursday Sailing to Kawaihae:

Young Brothers anticipates that, under presently forecasted conditions, it will not be able to sail to Kawaihae on Thursday and that this port will be closed on Friday and possibly as early as Thursday.

Each of these plans for Young Brothers’ port operations are subject to change based on the weather conditions and directions provided by the United States Coast Guard and the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation.

For more information and updates visit the Young Brothers Web site.

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