Maui Business

Young Brothers Asking for Self-Screening Before Entering Port

March 19, 2020, 11:46 AM HST
* Updated March 19, 12:33 PM
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Young Brothers barge, file photo by Wendy Osher.

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The Young Brothers shipping company today issued an update outlining best practices for social distancing in an effort to meet guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thanks to the tireless work of our employees across the state, our operations and all lines of service are continuing without interruption,” the company said today in a press release update.

The modifications are being made to ensure the safety of employees, customers and the community during this challenging time. “Effective immediately, we ask that all customers and vendors self-screen before entering our facilities. That means anyone who is showing any flu-like symptoms or is feeling unwell should not enter the port,” Young Brothers advised.

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Social Distancing best practices:

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Following guidance from state authorities and local health officials, Young Brothers is asking the customers adhere to the following modified receiving process to minimize personal contact:

● Vehicles should enter port facilities with rolled-up windows and present their TWIC ID or driver’s license against the window for security officers’ inspection.
● Customers maintain the recommended 6 feet of distance from others and refrain from congregating.
● Please remain in vehicles while delivering or receiving cargo.
● Customers will be directed by a YB employee to roll down their windows when
necessary and will be allowed to exit their vehicle to secure and unsecure cargo. At that time, please remain within an arm’s-length distance (approximately 2 feet) from the vehicle.
● In the event of booking discrepancies upon arrival, drivers will be asked to exit the facility while booking errors are addressed via their company’s dispatch and/or customer service. This procedure will minimize congestion in the ports, so there will not be groups larger than 10 on premises. Once the error has been resolved, drivers are invited to return immediately.

Additional safeguards will be implemented to provide for the safe handling of vehicles being shipped between the islands.

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“Please know that we stand ready to support you through these changes. For more information and regular updates, please visit https://youngbrothershawaii.com. We will continue our close monitoring of COVID-19 guidance from federal, state, and local authorities to prevent the spread of illness in our community,” the company said in a press release update today.

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