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The briefing session entailed a presentation of proposed initiatives for the island’s seaports in support of improving the ease of doing business at the island’s ports of entry. The interactive briefing provided an avenue for discussion between the attendees and Management of the Authority, regarding the introduction of various measures designed to improve operational efficiencies and customer service at the seaports. The proposed initiatives which focused on reforming the current labour regime and the operating hours aim to strategically reposition Port Castries as a thriving portal to the global customer by leveraging and modernizing the port’s assets. Stakeholders commended SLASPA on the proposed plans and provided positive and constructive feedback regarding the implementation of the initiatives, particularly the upgrade of the port to offer flexible operating hours, extending the service times beyond the current 8-hour day. This enhancement is expected to add value and service convenience to seaport customers and the public at large.

SLASPA Engages Stakeholders on Proposed Seaport Initiatives

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he Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) recently hosted a briefing with Castries Seaport stakeholders which included representatives from St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Customs and Excise Department, Trade Unions and other members of the business sector and Government Ministries, at the Coco Palm Hotel, Rodney Bay.

According to the General Manager, Mr Keegan Cox, “These initiatives are by no means set in stone and SLASPA has taken the approach to involve stakeholders at every stage to ensure that the Port can reposition itself to take advantages of future opportunities.” Mr Cox reiterated consistently that stakeholder involvement is vital to the success of the Port and invited representatives to be part of a Stakeholder Committee to move the process forward. ¤

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