The attached Trade Notice discusses:
  • Blanket Delay in Departure
  • Marine Division Closure
  • Emergency Procedures

SUBJECT:  July 12 – 13, 2019 – Tropical Storm Barry

In preparation for Tropical Storm Barry, a blanket delay in departure is approved for the New Orleans Tri-Port (New Orleans, Gramercy and Baton Rouge)until the Lower Mississippi River [LMR] is openedby the River Pilots and the USCG Captain of the Port:
There is no requirement to have a Vessel Entrance and Clearance Specialist (VECS) stamp/annotate a vessel’s clearance “Delay in Departure” when a blanket Delay in Departure is authorized. Reference Southern Currents 19-028 July 10, 2019.
As a reminder, Saturdays, Sundays and holidaysdo not countwhen calculating timeframes for:
  • Vessel formal entrance after arrival [48 hours] (19 CFR  4.3a);
  • Filing complete manifests and export declarations [4 days] (19CFR 4.75b).
The Marine Division will be closed from 1400 hours on Friday July 12ththru 1700 hours on  Saturday July 13th.
Anyemergencymarine division issues should be relayed to Trade Supervisor Frank Foster via email
CBP Officers and Agriculture Specialists reporting to duty on Saturday July 13, 2019 will report to the Louis Armstrong International Airport for passenger processing and may be contacted via the following numbers:
·Telephone: (504) 467-1713 x 231 or x 5
·Fax: (504) 468-2708
Direct questions about this trade notice to Acting Port Director Mark Choina
Mark S. Choina
Port Director, Acting
Port of New Orleans
New Orleans Field Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(504) 670-2287  Office