Fuel shipments resume at Haiti tanker terminal

PORT-AU-PRINCE Tue Feb 9, 2010 3:10pm EST

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PORT-AU-PRINCE Feb 9 (Reuters) - Fuel tanker shipments to Port-au-Prince's Varreux terminal have resumed after emergency repairs on the facility damaged in last month's earthquake, the terminal operator and a U.S. company that helped with the repairs said on Tuesday.

Operator WIN group and SEACOR Holdings Inc. (CKH.N) said in a statement the first shipment of fuel to the restored berth was completed in early on Sunday and the vessel has departed from the terminal.

"We are all taking a deep breath now that the fuel supply to Haiti has been restored," said Youri Mevs, managing partner of WIN Group. Varreux normally receives and stores more than 70 percent of Haiti's fuel. (Writing by Pascal Fletcher, editing by Anthony Boadle)

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