TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico News & Media

April 2020

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TOTE’S Commitment to Safety and Service During COVID-19

As the Federal government tracks COVID-19, more commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, and the impacts it may have on the global supply chain, TOTE is closely monitoring the situation with a focus on the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, our customers and our partners above all else.

All TOTE operations are running normally and remain unaffected by COVID-19.

We are dedicated to business continuity and providing safe and reliable transportation services to the markets we serve. TOTE is taking proper health and safety precautions throughout the organization to protect one another, our crews, our vessels and operations, and the cargo we ship.

In order to ensure we are prepared to respond, TOTE is closely tracking updates provided by federal authorities, including, but not limited to the World Health Organization (WHO)Centers for Disease Control (CDC)International Chamber of Shipping, and U.S. Coast Guard.

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Saltchuk Chairman Mark Tabbutt Shares his Views

Throughout the Saltchuk family of companies, people have been stepping up in amazing ways.  While many of us are now physically more apart, we have come closer together as a larger family in our united efforts.

As always, the safety for ourselves, one another and our families is our first priority.  Throughout our larger organization, we are sharing best practices to help us all be better prepared and respond quickly as needed.  We are all appreciative of everyone’s level of engagement – on shore, on the roads, on the water, and in the air.

We provide essential services to the communities we serve.  Quick action early on allowed us to protect our ability to continue these services.  Unexpected changes will continue which requires us all to remain vigilant, continue the excellent communications and take action quickly.

We will get through this.  Thank you for all that you are doing.

Be Safe,


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Local Distillery, Burlock & Barrel Steps up to Help the Community

The business name is Burlock & Barrel Distillers of Florida the owners are Colin Edwards and Ian Haensly. Colin and Ian set out to live their dream and creating beautiful handcrafted spirits.  Little did they know that they would soon be responding firsthand to help with a national pandemic.

As a small business in Jacksonville, Florida, it would be easy to fall into a role where you’re not sure how to help and just worry about how to keep your business running.  But, not Burlock and Barrel.  They saw the shortage of hand sanitizer and took steps to quickly fill that need.

Since many of the larger distilleries have limited to supplying big corporations, Burlock and Barrel has decided to distribute hand sanitizer to the local Jacksonville community and smaller companies, like Duval Ford and nursing homes.

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Pictured are owners Colin Edwards and Ian Haensly.

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Working Remotely During COVID-19

Working remotely offers great perks to many.  In today’s environment, those of us that are not used to this set up may feel a bit challenged.  Here are some tips that could make things a bit easier for you.  Link to article


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