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ST. THOMAS — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will open a new cargo processing facility at the St. Thomas Sandfill on Monday, CBP made known via release Thursday.
The new facility is located adjacent to the Tropical Shipping warehouse. All cargo clearances that were previously cleared at the Edward W. Blyden Marine Terminal and the Ron de Lugo Federal Building will now be processed at this new facility, CBP said.
“CBP is excited to open and operate at the St. Thomas Sandfill”, stated Assistant Area Port Director-Trade, Marcia Murrell. “We look forward to providing a facility that will further support the trade community as we continue in our efforts to automate cargo processing in the US Virgin Islands”.
The new facility is a welcomed relief from the congestion created at the EWB Marine Terminal where CBP was relocated due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, CBP said.
CBP cargo operations will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The office can be reached at 340-714-1600.