Balearia Caribbean is transporting Bahamian residents, government-approved relief workers and supplies to Freeport that are arranged through the Bahamas' National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Nassau.
Carnival Corporation & PLC has formed a partnership with Tropical Shipping and The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to collect and deliver NEMA-approved food and supplies donated in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties for the people of The Bahamas. United Way of Broward County is coordinating four donation centers. Inquiries can be sent to
Royal Caribbean is committing $1 million to Dorian disaster relief, and ITM—partners in the Holistica joint venture that is developing the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport—is also donating an additional $100,000. RCCL is collaborating with the Bahamian government and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), and a network of Bahamian charities and organizations, including the Bahamas Feeding Network. RCCL is transporting supplies— generators, water, cleaning supplies, clean sheets, towels, and more—on to their ships for direct delivery to the Bahamas.
Mediterranean Shipping Company has charted a container ship, JSSP Amihan, to deliver containers to Freeport beginning next week. Details and timing/frequency still being worked out.
SEACOR Holdings Inc., in partnership with its wholly-owned subsidiary, SEACOR Island Lines, has announced a commitment of $250,000 in financial aid and in-kind logistics services to non-profit relief agencies supporting the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The commitment also includes direct funding by SEACOR for the provision of food staples, basic construction materials and portable power generation units.
SEACOR Island Lines is actively working with Bahamian officials and U.S. government agencies to assess the extent of the Hurricane's impact on local waterways and port infrastructure. Chief Executive Officer of SEACOR Island Lines, Mike LaFleur stated that: "We have been a dedicated provider of scheduled shipping services into the Bahamas, including the Abacos for more than 20 years. We are currently in dialogue with the Bahamian authorities to ensure safe and coordinated resumption of operations.