RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — There’s extra turmoil between the Port of Palm Seaside and its former tenants, Teeters Company and Monarch Delivery Firm.

WPTV first reported earlier this month that a whole bunch of automobiles, in addition to crates of products that have been imagined to be shipped to Haiti, have been deserted by the delivery corporations on the port, in line with officers.


The Monarch Countess delivery vessel docked on the Port of Palm Seaside on Might 2, 2022.

Clients then referred to as WPTV, saying they have been making an attempt to get their belongings again, in addition to the cash they paid for the companies. Nevertheless, they have not heard again from the delivery corporations.

Nicolas Debel is among the many many who’s getting his automobile again on the Port of Palm Seaside Tuesday – after it was imagined to be shipped to Haiti by means of Monarch Delivery nevertheless it by no means did.

“Extra money, extra bills, extra every little thing,” mentioned Debel. “What I can keep in mind, I gave him these three vehicles. They’re imagined to go to Haiti to obtain these vehicles. I referred to as there and it by no means occurred.”

Debel tells WPTV he has paid nicely over $2,000 for the companies to retailer the automobiles on the leased property and to have it shipped to the island nation. He turned conscious they by no means arrived nor left when his family in Haiti informed him they hadn’t arrived and that Monarch Delivery in Haiti closed down.

“Now, they provide me these vehicles, fortuitously with no cash. They’re telling me I’ve to go to file some declare,” mentioned Debel.

The Port of Palm Seaside’s common counsel filed an emergency movement on Might 6 to briefly prohibit Teeters Company & Stevedoring and Monarch Delivery Firm from having any management of the gadgets comparable to eradicating, promoting, or disposing of non-public property like mills, tractors, forklifts, and different gear that would have vital worth.

Nevertheless, a decide didn’t grant the movement.

In response to John Fumero, common counsel for the Port of Palm Seaside, the defendant got here onto port property and proceeded to filter out the remaining gear and was apparently subjected to the port’s liens.

“Sadly this weekend, we turned conscious of the truth that Teeters representatives have been getting into the property and eradicating gear that had worth. Mills, forklifts and issues of that nature,” mentioned Fumero.

Fumero mentioned the port is shedding cash on account of upkeep of the Monarch Countess, a 360-foot cargo ship. On Monday, the court docket issued an order arresting the Countess and appointing the port as her custodian.

“That ship isn’t operable and is taking up water. The port has to put in a pump within the ship, to maintain it afloat,” mentioned Fumero. “That ship must be towed away and offered.”

The Monarch Countess shipping vessel docked at the Port of Palm Beach on May 2, 2022 (3).jpg


The Monarch Countess delivery vessel docked on the Port of Palm Seaside on Might 2, 2022.

As WPTV first reported earlier this month, the Port of Palm Seaside has filed a lawsuit towards Teeters Company & Stevedoring and Monarch Delivery Firm in an effort to evict them from the property.

A spokesperson for the port mentioned that over the past 12 months, the delivery corporations haven’t paid their leasing charges and tariffs to make use of the port and are “presently bancrupt” and “have deserted the leased premises.”

In response to Fumero, the port has repeatedly requested that Teeters present the names and speak to info for all affected clients, together with the backup documentation supporting every buyer’s respective possession of their property. Teeters has not responded with the requested info. As a whole bunch of consumers are beginning to get their belongings – what do they do to get their a whole bunch to 1000’s of {dollars} again?

“Claims {that a} Teeter’s buyer has, will must be filed towards Teeter’s in a court docket of regulation,” mentioned Fumero.

WPTV has tried to contact Monarch and Teeters for his or her aspect of the story, however has not heard again.

“If they simply got here, to offer the cash I spent for these vehicles to be shipped. That will be useful,” mentioned Debel.

For extra details about the cargo restoration course of, click on right here or name 561-383-4141.