The National Port Authority (NPA) has publicly confirmed that container operations in all the ports of Liberia remain fully operational.
According to a press release issued Sunday, August 17, 2014 noted that a Maersk Line container vessel, MV Julius 1413, originally scheduled to arrive at the Freeport of Monrovia on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, has already left the Liberian international waters for Ivory Coast to discharge containers after a temporary hold was placed on August 12-14 by the Port of Abidjan Authority on vessels coming from Ebola countries to allow their ports to implement prevention plans.
The release further disclosed that the MV Julius is scheduled to return to Liberia on August 25, 2014. In the interim, two additional Maersk Line container vessels will visit the Port of Monrovia on August 18, 2014 and August 22, 2014, as originally scheduled.
With the exception of the one delayed container vessel, Port operations in all Liberian ports, remain on scheduled.
The National Port Authority of Liberia has instituted a rigorous Ebola inspection process at various gates and point on entry within all of its port facilities including the establishment of an isolation building in the Freeport of Monrovia for suspected Ebola patients awaiting pickup by the Health Ministry.