For over 35 years, SFCT has operated and cooperated with PortMiami to serve cargo carriers from around the globe, bringing essential goods in for the South Florida community as well as those markets further North in Florida and throughout the United States. These incomparable times of unseen viral spread and “social distancing” forced our operation to expand its safety awareness efforts to include not only the physical safety of those working in the terminal, but also the immune safety of all those we consider fellow employees: The International Longshoremen Union, contractors, vendors, truckers and our own company employees. SFCT considers the continued health and safety of these workers to be of utmost importance in order to continue servicing our community in this time of unexpected business closures and stay-at-home orders.
Since this outbreak, SFCT has stayed in constant communication with the Port Authority, US Customs, ILA locals, trucking companies, local companies and our Steam Ship line customers to coordinate and communicate our efforts as we learned more about the spread of COVID-19. The ILA local has started performing temperature checks at their hiring hall to ensure anyone showing signs of the virus are sent home in order to stop its spread throughout their hall or while on a job. SFCT has started the same procedure at our main entrance to check our own workers along with ILA checkers and mechanics.