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Update Jan 16 1630z
Please note: a slot system for Port-au-Prince airport (MTPP) has been created.
Special temporary access procedures for MTPP effective 1001160001 UTC until further notice.
At the request of ICAO and Haiti's neighboring states in support of earthquake relief operations, the US government has established temporary air traffic flow management procedures for flights into MTPP (Port-au-Prince airport).
All fixed-wing aircraft flying to MTPP are required to be on an active IFR flightplan and prior to departure obtain arrival slot times from the Haiti Flight Operations Coordination Center. PHONE NUMBER 001-850-283-5477.
Arrival slot times are valid +/-20 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.
If unable to meet scheduled arrival slot times, contact the Haiti Flight Operations Coordination Center or your controllng agency to coordinate new slot times.
Departures from MTPP must comply with normal ATC procedures.
All operators are advised that fuel and other ground support services may be unavailable.
Update Jan 16 1630z
Main urban roads in Port au Prince (including the airport road) are being cleared by MINUSTAH and the Brazilian battalion. Major axes are open.
The DHL Disaster Response Team (DRT) has been set up in Port au Prince ready to provide airport management capacity as required.
The port is not operational. See more photos of the damage. Niels Olsen, Port/Cpt in Port au Prince, provided the following update:
South pier is intact, but the access road is not. However, it is expected that repairs can be carried out in a few days by Dominican contractor “Estrella”, which will be inspecting the site on 15 Jan.
Walls to container terminals have collapsed and access cannot be properly controlled.
Berth 3 and 4 are under water. The adjacent RoRo ramp is broken off.
The wharf is intact and so is the vacuvator, but the mill is collapsed and wheat milling will not be possible anymore.
Apron of quayside concrete disappeared and docking is not possible.
It is recommended that arriving vessels should be re-directed to Cap-Haitien.
Check also the updates on The Logistics Cluster website.
Louisiana became the 18th of the United States back in 1812, but you'd never have known it watching the Federal government's ham-fisted response to 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The Obama Administration is doing things differently: Haiti, for all intents and purposes, became the 51st state at 4:53 p.m.