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I am pleased to report on the performance of PLIPDECO for the financial year 2011. Before getting into the details of the performance of the company, it is important to recognize our 45th anniversary and what brought us to this point in the company’s history. The vision took root over four and a half decades ago when four of the founding members of the South Chamber of Commerce, Sidney Knox, Maxwell Marshall, Robert Montano, and Krishna Narine invested their energy and resources to the ideal of developing a Port in the central region that not only facilitated trade for the South / Central part of Trinidad and Tobago but sought to take advantage of the abundant natural resources of oil and gas to develop an industrialised base.

With little more than a verbal commitment from the then Government of the day, it was always going to be a challenge to undertake the venture. However with strong faith and focus the vision became a reality. In the ensuing years, several milestones were achieved: 1977: Construction of first major industrial plant, ISCOTT (now ArcelorMittal) 1977: Government becomes majority shareholder 1987: First containerised vessel to Point Lisas (The Bernuth Point Lisas) 2003: First Container Handling Gantry Crane Commissioned 2004:

Port achieves ISPS Certification

2006: Implementation of Navis Terminal Operating System 2009: Port

Heaviest lift ever handled at the

Today the achievement speaks for itself, for not only is the Port a major player in the regional landscape but the industrial estate is internationally recognised. The estate houses the largest methanol plant in the world and the activities on the estate has resulted in Trinidad and Tobago being the largest global producer and exporter of methanol and ammonia respectively. The production of urea also makes the country among the top manufacturers worldwide. Based on some estimates, the economic activity on the estate and revenues derived therefrom is thought to contribute about $30bn to the country’s GDP.

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GROUP PERFORMANCE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT The road to recovery from the economic downturn is proving to be a difficult journey for most countries. After a year of fragile and uneven growth, the world economy is now decelerating on a broad front, indicative of a weak outlook. Sluggishness in the economies of developed nations continue to hamper the global recovery and poses severe risks for world economic stability in the coming years. It is quite evident that there are no quick fixes. The unprecedented scale of the policy measures taken by Governments during the early stage of the crisis has no doubt helped stabilize financial markets and jump-start a recovery. But overcoming the structural problems that led to the crisis and those that were created by it is proving much more challenging and will be a lengthy process. During 2011 markets were yet to recover as governments tried various fiscal and monetary policies to stabilise their respective economies. Ports and the Shipping Industry as a whole were not immune as the demand for consumer goods continued to fluctuate. PLIPDECO has been directly impacted as the domestic containerised cargo throughput was down 3% compared to 2010. Transhipment business also suffered, ending at 29% lower than 2010. General Cargo throughput increased by 11% however, due to a significant increase in steel exports.

Group turnover nevertheless increased to $226M in 2011 from $210M in 2010, mainly attributable to the aforementioned increase in steel exports, tariff adjustments for Port operations and rate adjustments in accordance with lease arrangements for tenanted estate lands. The Corporation’s Group Profit Before Tax and Fair Value Gains for the year ended December 31, 2011 amounted to $19M compared with $19.3M in 2010. After Fair Value Gains the Group’s Profits amounted to $52.3M compared to $57.6M in 2010. Given the stable performance of the Group, the need to sustain shareholder and investor confidence and very importantly to generate a return to shareholders, the Board of Directors has approved payment of a final dividend of 10¢ per share for 2011.

SECURITY/SECURING THE BORDERS On July 1, 2004 PLIPDECO’s Port operations received International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) certification. The objective of this code is to establish an international framework for the co-operation between governments, government agencies, shipping and port industries to detect security threats and to take preventative measures. The Corporation works very closely with the authorities to ensure that certification is maintained on an annual basis.


The Tactical Response Unit that was formed in 2010 continues to be responsible for providing an enhanced security presence and together with the expanded pool of security personnel has already served to increase the confidence level of stakeholders and reduce the level of criminal activity. In fact, it was as a direct result of the collaborative efforts between the special unit and external law enforcement (Customs and Police) that there were three major drug finds on the Port. Joint exercises continue on a weekly basis to identify any potential threats. The Corporation is in the process of implementing the findings of a threat analysis that was carried out at the Port and Estate. The much talked about Container Scanners for use on the major Ports should soon become a reality as following the formal approval by Government a committee has been formed to see the acquisition process through. The scanners along with the already implemented CCTV System will go a considerable way in improving the level of security at the Port through the use of technology.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PLIPDECO remains mindful of its corporate social responsibility in the Couva Point Lisas region as well as nationally. A number of charitable contributions


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were made to assist sporting, educational and cultural programmes undertaken by various organisations. This year through the patronage of the Minister in the Ministry of Local Government, the Honourable Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, PLIPDECO honoured the national scholarship winners from the Couva/Point Lisas Region. In recognising the importance of giving back to employees, the Corporation embarked on a Summer Internship Programme for the children of employees. Additionally, scholarship grants were provided for children enrolled in tertiary programmes. Employees as well as their families participated throughout the year in various programmes and events including sporting activities, Family Fun Day and Children’s Christmas Party. Currently on the cards is the establishment of a wellness centre. This will further underscore the importance placed on the well-being of staff. At its Annual Christmas Party, an Awards Ceremony was also held to honour over 200 employees who had a significant employment tenure with the Corporation and to recognise their contribution to the growth and development of the Corporation. PLIPDECO takes very seriously its responsibility in maintain a sustainable environment. It is also particularly mindful of the effects of non-compliance on not just tenants but communities as well. In this

regard, considerably more emphasis has been placed on monitoring and reporting and ensuring standards are aligned to international benchmarks.

EXPANSION PLANS AND FUTURE GROWTH POSSIBILITIES The Corporation has long recognised that the Port is approaching maximum capacity and is also cognisant of the opportunities being created by the expansion of the Panama Canal as well as increased vessel sizes. The need to diversify and expand the Industrial Estate is also of paramount importance. The expansion of the Port is expected therefore to be done in phases, with the first phase to be completed by the end of 2014 with the construction of two additional berths (6 and 7) with the requisite equipment and infrastructure. Additional berths will be constructed in subsequent phases as throughput demand increases. The development will not just facilitate increased domestic throughput but also position the Port as a major regional transhipment hub servicing the Caribbean and Latin America. The expansion of the Estate is contemplated to be done on lands to the north and east of the existing estate and could incorporate energy-based and non-energy based industries, including a logistics zone. This will provide a perfect synergy for the Port operations as PLIPDECO seeks to capitalise on the growth needs of the region.

APPRECIATION TO STAKEHOLDERS During 2011, there was a change in Chairman of the Board of Directors, when I assumed the role previously held by Brigadier Carlton Alphonso who left to take up another Government appointment. I would like to thank Brigadier Alphonso for his contribution to the organisation. I would also like to thank my fellow Directors for the support they have provided since I became Chairman. In closing the Board recognizes the invaluable role played by the estate tenants, shipping lines, agents, customers, the state and other key stakeholders in contributing to the performance and sustainability of the Corporation. We are also fully cognisant of the tremendous effort and resolve of the Management team and Staff who continue to work towards the continued success of the company despite the challenges that they face. We are truly grateful for their efforts. Finally, we thank you our valued shareholders for the faith you maintain in us and look forward to the continued success of the company in 2012 and beyond. Ian R. H. Atherly Chairman

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The performance of the Corporation during the year mirrored somewhat the direction of the local, regional and international economies and the fortunes of the major international Shipping Lines. In fact, the majority of Shipping Lines globally recorded breakeven or loss positions for the 2011 financial year. The major part of our business is Port operations and due to its dynamic nature, continuous adjustments have to be made to ensure alignment with requirements. Despite this, management has kept a keen focus on observing the fundamental business practices that has helped in steering the company through a progressive improvement in financial performance over the last few years. This has included cost containment and reduction, performance management and planning. Apart from this, a number of initiatives have been executed aimed at

ensuring sustainable business growth. These initiatives spanned technological, infrastructural and process improvements to investments in human capital. As part of the theme that encompasses technology, transformation and teamwork, the balanced approach to these three perspectives will definitely be the catalyst to the exponential growth that is being anticipated. The past year however, PLIPDECO was not immune to the effects of the industrial relations climate. The delay in settling a new three year wage agreement with the majority union SWWTU resulted in work stoppages toward the end of the year. A three year Collective Bargaining Agreement was subsequently arrived at. The year ended on a fairly positive note despite the various adjustments that had to be made for backpay and bonus

payments, the Profit Before Tax recorded was $19m. This was the same position that was achieved in 2010.

PORT OPERATIONS The Port continues to be the part of our operations that attracts the most attention, mainly as a consequence of the direct impact on the economy and the daily livelihood for much of the population. In fact, 45% of the domestic containerised cargo passing through the nation’s ports is handled at the Port Point Lisas. This represents a threefold increase in throughput in just over one decade. For the year, throughput of containerised cargo decreased by 9% compared with 2010. The major contributing factor was a significant drop in transhipment by 29%, mainly as a result of slow recovery of regional economies. Both exports and imports showed reductions of 3%.


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The tonnages for general cargo showed an 11% increase as a result of a 96% upward swing in exports, the major contributing factor being the growth in business from ArcelorMittal. Imports on the other hand recorded an 8% decrease mainly as a result of the continued sluggishness of the economy and the net effect on construction and related sectors. The marketing and business development effort is playing a key role in ensuring a sustainable level of growth through increasing market share and generation of new business. During the 2nd quarter, meetings were held with a number of key customers at their international offices to re-establish the Corporation’s commitment to service excellence for its customers, to ascertain each Company’s vision for the next year and beyond and to gain clarity on the main issues that were affecting each Company with a view to appropriate resolution. In fact, the

visits and the ensuing discussions resulted in one new line commencing a limited service to Point Lisas. The LCL Warehouse, a major complimentary service to the Port operations recorded a 4% increase in the number of containers unstuffed. Deliveries made however decreased by 15%. The operation is one of the areas targeted for growth and indeed considerable interest has been generated in utilising the services. The recently implemented Warehouse Locator Information System that was developed in-house has improved the level of service delivery. The next phase of development will result in customers having online access to container and delivery information. Overall, Port related revenues increased by 8% mainly due to the tariff increase and growth in general cargo volumes.

INDUSTRIAL ESTATE OPERATIONS Estate related revenues grew by 2.6% as a result of rent reviews that occurred during the year. Apart from this, the revenues continue to be fairly consistent due to the stable nature of the Companies operating on the estate. Important projects and initiatives completed in fulfilment of planned objectives include: • Major overhaul of the high mast lighting system on the Port • Installation of a new 1.5MVA transformer to ensure continued reliability of electricity supply • Excavation works on the estate aimed at alleviating flooding issues • Commencement of independent environmental testing on the Estate

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FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY Technology has been identified as one of the three cornerstones for facilitating the future growth and achieving the excellence in performance that the Corporation is aspiring towards. To this end, a number of technology initiatives were either executed or started during the year. These included the following: • Implementation of a CCTV System with coverage at the Port and PLIPDECO’s Head Office. This was done mainly using in-house capability. Other phases planned for 2012 will include additional cameras for the Port and Industrial Estate as well as commissioning of a centralised monitoring facility. The benefits are already being seen through improved security and operational capabilities. • A Warehouse Locator Information System that dynamically tracks and controls container unstuffing, cargo

storage and location and subsequent delivery to customers. Further enhancements will give agents the ability to view information specific to their customers and allow generation of relevant reports. A key feature of the current system which entails the use of handheld wireless units for inputting and tracking information is that it was fully developed in-house by PLIPDECO. • The existing Navis Terminal Operating System has been further enhanced to now incorporate the 322 Messaging System, that will provide agents and shipping lines dynamic access to gate and vessel activity that is immediately downloadable into individual shipping lines operating systems. • As part of the thrust aimed at improving the level of performance, the Performance Management System has now been computerised. This will facilitate online assessment, tracking of


performance continuously and defining training and development needs on a collective basis. • Other major initiatives in various stages of development include a Labour Allocation System, Security Management System and General Cargo Management System.

FOCUS ON TRAINING TRANSFORMATION For any organisation to progress and at the same time remain sustainable, it must place itself in a position of continuous transformation and adjustment. This is particularly critical in the current environment of complete economic uncertainty and business instability. Within the last three years of the global crisis, many well established companies that have failed to make the necessary changes have seen substantial drops in


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performance. PLIPDECO is not immune from the requirements to transform and adjust, and from as early as 2007, the process started and has accelerated in the years following the recession. A major focus has been on the people and process element. With respect to people, training programmes have been a lot more targeted to address performance deficiencies that were identified. Additionally, structured performance targets have been continuously monitored, realigned and adjusted to keep pace with the changing departmental, business and strategic objectives. In like manner, a number of processes have also been revised to not just address the need for improved productivity and efficiency but also specific customer needs and issues of safety and security. Some of these changes now include a Traffic Management Plan for the Port,

collaborative process with lines in vessel planning process, and a stakeholder feedback system.

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE The years ahead will indeed be challenging ones as the Corporation has to not only make the necessary fine-tuning to remain viable and profitable but will need to make the moves necessary to position itself for changes in the economic landscape. These changes include: • Changing trade routes • Expansion of the Panama Canal and requisite opportunities and threats • Growth opportunities for the Industrial Estate in the gas and non-gas industrial activities The Board and Management stands ready

to rise to the occasion and will at the same time continue to ensure that the Corporation functions in the best interest of its stakeholders and shareholders alike. I will like to take the opportunity to thank the Board, Management, Employees of the Corporation, the Unions, Customers, Stakeholders and Shareholders for their support and confidence over the past year and wish to assure that the pursuit of the Company’s vision will at all times be at the forefront of the business objectives. Ashley Taylor President




Located on Trinidad’s west coast, the port and industrial estate of Point Lisas were developed in the mid 1960s by a group of businessmen from Trinidad’s second city, San Fernando, which lies just south of the estate. PLIPDECO (Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited) was established to oversee and manage both operations and has done for nearly 50 years and it can look to the past with pride and satisfaction. The industrial port was created to allow energy-based industries to take advantage of Trinidad and Tobago’s newly discovered reserves of natural gas, while simultaneously developing a harbour facility to serve the south of the country. From an ambitious idea borne out of necessity, the port and industrial estate at Point Lisas have grown to become one of the major driving forces in the economy

of Trinidad and Tobago and today contributes around TT$30 billion to the national economy.

GROWTH What has been created at Point Lisas must surely exceed the original expectations of its founders; and, since those early days, it has developed into one of the Caribbean’s largest industrial complexes. As a multipurpose cargo facility operating throughput on a 24/7 basis, the port handles a wide range of cargo including dry and liquid bulk cargo, containers and breakbulk. Today, the port handles around half of all containers being imported into and exported from Trinidad and Tobago and close to 90 per cent of all breakbulk cargoes. There are also warehousing facilities to accommodate LCL boxes.

The port and estate have grown in synergy over nearly five decades and now PLIPDECO is looking to expand both, well beyond the confines of the current arrangements. Large pockets of land in close proximity to the estate are being earmarked for further industrial activity. There are also plans to further expand the port as its container handling operations are expected to grow as the expansion of the Panama Canal in 2014 generates more cargo and bigger ships targets at South America’s fast-moving economies.



MISSION, VISION AND VALUES MISSION To develop, market and operate port logistics and industrial estate infrastructure for continued economic growth.

VISION To be a global player in port and estate management by consistently providing a superior and innovative service.

VALUES Integrity – We will act with honesty, without compromising the truth and be personally accountable for the highest standards of behaviour. Innovation – We will convert knowledge and ideas to new approaches that will revolutionise the way we work.

With its strategic location, Port Point Lisas already serves commercial cargo from the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and the Far East and is also the perfect cargo gateway for the region and the wider Americas. The aim is to double its current box handling capacity by 2014.

STRATEGIC INTENT So after nearly 50 years since its inception, PLIPDECO is striving for global recognition by its provision of superior innovative service. PLIPDECO believes it will be recognised globally by positioning itself as a national port and regional hub, expanding the industrial estate while diversifying its business base, strengthening its HSE competencies and building upon an existing results-driven culture.

Equity – We are committed to acting with equity when dealing with our employees and other stakeholders, so that we continue to maintain the trust and confidence of those with whom we do business. Service Excellence – We will provide our customers with service and professionalism that far surpasses their expectations. Health, Safety & Environment – We are committed to ensuring that the working environment is safe and that all individuals take responsibility for achieving this.




The early days of PLIPDECO were challenging. Times were tough for the new corporation and business was hard to generate. The original vision of San Fernando’s South Chamber of Industry & Commerce almost failed before it got under way; but nearly 50 years later it has developed into an energetic corporation with a bright future. Until the late 1930s, cargo ships had anchored in the Gulf of Paria and offloaded their cargo into small barges. When the Port of Port of Spain was dredged to allow vessels to berth there, cargo destined for San Fernando had a much longer and more expensive journey from north to the south of the island. As a consequence, the San Fernando business community looked at developing a deepwater port its own and one closer to the southern town to reduce transport costs. The idea did not actually gather momentum until the mid 1950s.

After government-led feasibility studies in 1965, the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited (PLIPDECO) was officially registered on 16 September 1966. The concept then was to develop a deepwater harbour for San Fernando, but later this evolved into plans for an industrial port that would become a magnet for industrial growth in the region.

EASY ACCESS Point Lisas, only 8 km north of San Fernando, was chosen for its easy access to open deep water and ample space for expansion, as well as for its proximity to the nation’s oil and gas reserves. Despite the commitment and resolve of everyone involved, the fledging business failed to take off as expected. By 1970 there were still no clients and no funds. Then the intervention of the Trinidad

and Tobago Government brought a reversal of fortunes through the injection of much needed capital and development approvals. The energy boom of the mid-1970s also gave the project greater momentum.


Construction of the port began almost immediately, although the corporation was still administered from an office in Port of Spain. When corporation staff finally moved to Point Lisas, the new head office, PLIPDECO House, was still under construction and there were only a few basic facilities. A lack of roads and infrastructure defined those years as a time of mud and mire, but the resolve was strong. The work ethos that has always been a hallmark of PLIPDECO lent inspiration to its personnel and gradually the estate and port evolved into a solid platform for growth and success. The corporation’s first 15 years were marked by developments that were not only a ‘first’ in terms of Caribbean industry but also milestones in the growth of the estate and port. By the late 1970s the first ammonia, liquefied natural gas, methanol and urea projects had been established and the National Gas Corporation pipeline had been constructed.

GROWTH The end of the oil boom in the first half of the 1980s led to a downturn in PLIPDECO’s fortunes, but new growth in the petrochemical processing sector was not far away. By 1986 the corporation was back in profit and both the estate and the port became very busy once again. The growth in petrochemical plants continues to this day, with close to 100 companies on the estate, representing

an investment of over US$2 billion. The estate contains some of the world’s largest production facilities and is a global leader in the production and export of methanol and ammonia. It also hosts the world’s largest methanol plant, M5000, owned by Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd. The original rationale of the port was to serve industry on the estate and hinterland – especially those based in San Fernando; but after the first wave of industrialisation and construction, there was a shift of emphasis towards the original concept of handling cargo. The corporation also maintained an impeccable safety record with no major accidents, no groundings and no closures of the channel. From earliest days, PLIPDECO has kept its services up to international standards, often sending missions to other ports to gain experience and knowledge that could benefit Port Point Lisas. Membership of international bodies such as the International Association of Ports & Harbours (IAPH) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) was also a conscious decision from the start. A new chapter for the corporation began in 2002 with the opening of Berth 5 – the start of a visionary plan to make Port Point Lisas a regional and international leader in port operations and related services. Focusing on container traffic, PLIPDECO invested in facilities that would allow it to always have the capacity to cope with demand.


Nearly 50 years on, the corporation is still exceeding all expectations in terms of business growth and with proposals on the table for further development; the future possibilities for PLIPDECO seem limitless.

STRATEGIC For PLIPDECO’s strategic thinkers, the path ahead includes increasing the port’s container handling capability to ensure there is sufficient capacity to meet expected future demand. Moreover, long-term planning is a prerequisite in an industrial area that involves many millions of dollars of investment and coordination between many different agencies to bring projects from the drawing board to fruition. So in 20 years from now, expect to see Port Point Lisas with 11 cargo/container berths (up from the present five) and around 2,000 hectares of land under management compared to 860 hectares at present. Also expect to see a greater diversification in terms of tenants as Point Lisas relies less on the energy-related sector for its base business. This diversification is likely to comprise light manufacturing, assembly, logistics, storage and distribution. So from modest beginnings, there has been a continual and planned expansion and development that continues to this day. The end result is one of the most successful industrial ports in the Caribbean.




PLIPDECO owns and operates one of the twin-island nation’s two container and general cargo ports. This business has developed significantly over the years, and today Port Point Lisas handles almost 50 per cent of the containers imported into, 63 per cent of FCLs boxes exported from Trinidad and Tobago and close to 90 per cent of breakbulk and bulk imports.

The port’s main purpose is to handle cargo on behalf of the nation’s importers and exporters as well as serving the needs of its many energy-based and petrochemical tenants. In fact, general cargo handling has proved a major success especially steel exports. While Point Lisas is generally a multipurpose port, a new path was taken over 10 years with the opening of Berth

5 – a dedicated single berth container terminal. This was a first step in a wider plan to handle unitised cargo and in the longer term to be a regional transhipment hub.

BERTHS Berths 1, 1A and 2 handle bulk and breakbulk traffic while Berths 3, 4 and 5 handle bulk, breakbulk and containerised cargo using a mobile crane or ships’ gear. Another berth in the port area, Savonetta Pier, is managed by the National Energy Corporation (NEC) and is used for loading ammonia, methanol and urea products from the industrial estate for export.

OPERATING SYSTEM Containerised cargo at Port Point Lisas, is managed by a modern terminal operating system, Navis. The benefits include a shorter vessel turnround time


and live web access to cargo information. This is complemented by a seamless entrance and exit gate system and other ICT facilities.

CONTAINERS PLIPDECO has invested heavily in container handling infrastructure and equipment over the past 10 years and will continue to do so as demand dictates. Berth 5 is equipped with two post panamax ship-to-shore gantry cranes supported by six rubber tyred gantry cranes, 22 trucks and other equipment to maximise the efficiency of its operations. Alongside the quay is a stacking yard with a static capacity of 5,600 teu.

VERSATILITY Port Point Lisas has a wealth of experience in handling specialised and

unusual cargoes as well as bulk and breakbulk cargo. When the industrial estate was being developed, there was a high frequency of project cargo. Today, the industrial estate is fully tenanted and as a result there is less specialised cargo to be handled. This has reduced somewhat, yet the port has the capability of undertaking single lifts weighing as much as 500 tonnes.

TRANSHIPMENT There are long-term plans for an additional five container berths alongside Berth 5 (Berths 6 to 11) as the port looks to become a transhipment hub. There is potential to expand the container yard next to Berth 5 from 1 hectare to 13 hectares if and when all the berths have been constructed. This would make Port Point Lisas one of the largest container ports in the Caribbean.





The long-term vision of Port Point Lisas as a regional transhipment hub looks promising once the expansion of new berths is complete. It is also expected that the expanded Panama Canal, due to be completed in 2014-5, will present further opportunities the well located port. PLIPDECO expects see significant increases in throughput, as long as a plan to exploit its obvious potential is embraced. At present, container handling is largely confined to Berth 5, with geared feeders vessels worked on Berth 4. PLIPDECO has plans to add six more berths: two are in the pipeline and work will go ahead – probably in 2013, but no date has been set for the final four in the plan.

BERTH 5 Berth 5 is currently equipped with two 50-tonne ship-to-shore rail-mounted post panamax gantry cranes and has an along-

side depth of 11.5 metres, which will be increased to 15 metres sometime in the future – as will the access channel. The eight hectare terminal yard is equipped with six rubber tyred gantries (RTGs), 21 trucks and 23 trailers which are used for all container operations. A new reach-stacker is due for delivery in late 2012. At 200 metres in length, Berth 5 is the longest quay in Port Point Lisas and is still just below its design capacity so handily placed to take new customers. The container marshalling yard is eight hectares. An LCL warehouse is located just 1.5 km away.

TERMINAL SYSTEM Port Point Lisas is equipped with a stateof-the-art terminal operating system (TOS) to manage cargo flows across its marine exchange terminals.

The corporation made significant investments in its Navis TOS system, which is also used by many of the world’s leading ports. The new system has brought many benefits to port operations in key areas – as well as in container management services – including a reduction in direct and administrative costs, more efficient gate access and enhanced data management. Through the coupling of craneage and IT, the port now achieves productivity rates of up to 35 moves per gang hour. The SPARCS module of the TOS provides yard allocation, vessel planning and equipment control. All the equipment used by PLIPDECO is fitted with data terminals to give the user real-time instructions on container movements. This leads to more economical movements and hence greater time savings. Web access modules also provide port users with a web browser interface for accessing cargo information.


TRANSHIPMENT While handling domestic containers obviously has a commercial limit in terms of growth and where Point Lisas continues to grab market share, the port has a vision to become an important transhipment hub. Transhipment currently accounts for less than five per cent of its throughput; but as capacity grows this modest figure could increase significantly, especially with the expansion of the Panama Canal. Once completed with an annual capacity of over 2 million teu, Berths 6-11 could take Point Lisas into the Caribbean’s top five container ports. With ample land for associated development, the opportunities are almost limitless.

2002, but due to inconsistent traffic flows and overall doubts about the performance of global economy it was only around 10 years later that Plipdeco asked for expressions of interest for those wishing to construct the additional quays. Work is scheduled for completion end 2014.


Berths 6 and 7 will each be 350 metres in length with an alongside depth of 15 metres and will be developed in two stages. Both berths will be built at the same time, but in phase one only berth 6 will be equipped with two ship-toshore gantries and other associated box handling equipment – nine RTGs and an additional 15 trucks and trailers. The gantries and other equipment for Berth 7 will be added as traffic dictates. The construction of Berths 8-11 will also be demand driven and build in phases.

Planning and environmental consent for Berths 6 and 7 has been in place since

The completion of Berth 6 will be a game changer for the port as the additional


capacity and, more importantly, the deeper water will enable Port Point Lisas to complete in the big league. The port’s total handling capacity will grow to 525,000 TEU from just 225,000 TEU and the timing of this additional capacity and deeper alongside draft should fit neatly with the opening of the enlarged Panama Canal and the continued growth in markets to the south of Trinidad. With its highly motivated management, intensely customer-focused attitude and a stable, unionised workforce, the port offers a fast and efficient turnround service for vessels along with spacious warehousing facilities and distribution services, thus making it a one-stop shop for the import and export of cargo. The port’s long-term vision to be a regional hub for containers is certainly achievable.

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In parallel with Port Point Lisas’ container throughput, there has been a marked increase in the handling of LCL cargoes – especially as more and more individuals import personal effects and shop for items on-line. The port is provided with an LCL station as well as a container examination station. The LCL station is a Customs bonded facility located 1.3 km from Port Point Lisas. The facility provides for trade and non-trade cargo and has a covered storage of 2,754 square metres capable of holding 50 TEU. The warehouse utilises forklifts and movable ramps for its unstuffing/stuffing container operations and it is facilitated with a racking system for cargo storage. The facility is open 07.00-15.00 hours, Monday to Friday.

PLIPDECO estimates that LCL imports will continue to grow by up to 25 per cent a year for the foreseeable future. To meet growing demand, PLIPDECO has significantly increased the warehouse’s racking, which now covers 75 per cent of the building, and is installing a new four container capacity ramp to speed the discharge of LCL boxes. Added to which, PLIPDECO is improving its tracking and tallying systems in the warehouse.

EXPERIENCE The LCL Warehouse facilitates a number of operators who have a lot of experience in consolidating shipments for more than one consignee. Approximately 100 customers are attended to on a daily basis at this facility. There is a permanent Customs presence on site to collect any duties and fees that may apply.

The warehouse now has an internally developed Locator Information System, which has significantly increased the level of service offered to customers. In the second phase of this development, importers will get on-line access to container and delivery information.

CONTAINER EXAMINATION The port’s container examination station (CES) is a Customs facility and requires support from government agencies such as Plant Quarantine, Bureau of Standards, Public Health, Food and Drugs, and Trade & Industry. These agencies have personnel deployed at the CES on a fulltime basis. The Point Lisas CES was the first of its kind in Trinidad, making PLIPDECO a pioneer in this field. The corporation’s role is to manage the facility and perform cargo handling.




Trinidad and Tobago is unique among the islands of the Caribbean. Although surrounded by many other oil producing countries, it is the only island in the region with an oil industry.

new uses were found for natural gas, leading to a range of downstream industries including production of ammonia, methanol, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and metals. It also laid the groundwork for the industrial estate and port at Point Lisas.

The discovery of oil in the mid 19th century led to the twin-island nation becoming one of the most influential players in the world energy market. By the 1930s Trinidad and Tobago was one of the biggest oil producers in the world.


NATURAL GAS In fact, until the major natural gas fields were discovered in the 1960s and 1970s, production of crude oil was the biggest sector in the country’s energy industry. In the mid 1970s the government launched an initiative to monetise the nation’s vast natural gas resources. There followed a steady growth in demand as

While it was oil production that established Trinidad and Tobago as a major provider of energy, the story today is different. In terms of energy equivalence, the production of natural gas has far outstripped oil production since 1996. Trinidad and Tobago has built an enviable reputation as one of the world’s leading exporters of natural gas products. Many companies on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate use natural gas as a feedstock for their processes. Trinidad and Tobago is now the world’s seventh-largest producer of LNG and the leading supplier of LNG to the United States.

The Atlantic LNG Company began production in 1999 and has an annual capacity of 15 million tonnes. Its first train was the largest of its kind in the world at that time and its fourth is still the largest in the world. Each day over 2.3 million cubic feet of natural gas is used to produce LNG. Energy products account for about 25 per cent of Trinidad and Tobago’s gross domestic product and about 70 per cent of its foreign exchange earnings.




Over more than 45 years the industrial estate at Point Lisas has matured into one of the region’s largest gas-based downstream industrial zones. Now more or less completely occupied, the estate is home to 103 tenants as well as sub-leased companies. Spread over 860 hectares, it provides employment for more than 12,000 people and contributes approximately $35 billion to Trinidad and Tobago’s economy.

GATEWAY The industrial estate includes a steel mill operated by ArcelorMittal Point Lisas, 11 ammonia producing facilities (with one more planned), a urea plant, seven methanol plants (with a further two on the way), a natural gas processing facility and a chlorine producing facility. The estate also contains many smaller manufacturing and service businesses.

The estate also hosts a reverse osmosis water desalination plant, the largest in the western hemisphere, which produces up to 24 million gallons per day of quality water. The desalination plant has capacity to spare and has helped to alleviate periods of severe water shortage.

reserves that led to the creation and growth of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate.

As landlord, PLIPDECO provides the basic infrastructure, such as roads and drainage, and works with individual service companies to provide utilities, pipelines and other amenities.

Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd is the world’s second-largest producer of methanol, with an annual capacity of about 4 million tonnes. It also operates the largest methanol plant in the world – M5000 with an annual production capacity of nearly 2 million tonnes. The Point Lisas Estate is also the world’s largest exporter of ammonia.

The corporation is also responsible for ensuring that tenants understand and abide by the terms of their leases and adhere to health, safety and environmental rules as well as all statutory and regulatory terms and conditions.

WORLD-CLASS It was the government’s decision to monetise the country’s vast natural gas

Many companies on the estate use natural gas as a feedstock for the manufacture of various products including ammonia, methanol, nitrogen and urea.

Synergy between various plants is commonplace, with one company manufacturing the raw materials required by another. In addition, the nature of the industry means that waste products from some plants can be used as feedstock in others. This is one of several ways in which the environmental



POINT LISAS INDUSTRIAL PORT DEVELOPMENT CO impact of the estate is kept to a minimum – a key priority for both PLIPDECO and the tenants on the estate.

DEVELOPMENTS The government’s policy of further diversifying the energy sector and the rest of the economy has already begun to attract investment. Proposals must include an assurance that the output will be used to produce a value added product that can either be exported for higher value or used in local processes. This applies across the board for projects that produce first-stage products such as ammonia and methanol, for which Point Lisas is the main centre, as well as completely new products such as aluminium.

Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Co (Plipdeco) is a company listed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange. The government owns 51 per cent of the shares in Plipdeco with the balance held by around 2,500 private investors. Plipdeco’s board of directors comprises seven members, including representatives from tenants and the small shareholders. The value of the land controlled by Plipdeco is estimated at TT$1.2 billion and is increasing at a rate of around RR$30 million a year.

downstream into products such as melamine and urea ammonium nitrate (UAM) (MHTL UAM)

Other projects and proposals include:

The development of these industries will help PLIPDECO to achieve its target of 50 per cent growth by 2015. Ultimately, the focus is on attracting investment into Trinidad and PLIPDECO will play a key role in this.

• Adding value to first-stage chemicals such as ammonia by going further

To accommodate these and other projects, PLIPDECO is seeking the development of an

additional 400 hectares of land north and east of the present industrial estate. The land is currently owned by the Trinidad and Tobago Government, which is PLIPDECO’s majority shareholder and the exploitation of this large parcel is seen as key to the twin-island state’s long-term national economic development. Part of the land could also be used as for logistics operations and light manufacturing/assembly associated with the future construction of Berths 6-11.




The ‘big three’ chemical products of ammonia, methanol and urea are vital revenue earners for Trinidad and Tobago. These downstream industries make a significant contribution to the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, and to the nation’s gross domestic product, while adding value to the country’s natural resources. In fact, Trinidad has grown to become a world leader in the export of these first-stage products. The estate is home to 11 ammonia plants with a total annual capacity in excess of 5.2 million tonnes. Ammonia is used in a range of industries including fertiliser production, metal-treating operations, nitric acid production and waste water treatment. The process combines nitrogen extracted from the atmosphere with hydrogen

produced by steam reforming of natural gas. The original ammonia complex is made up of the two Tringen plants – joint ventures between the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Norwegian firm Norsk Hydro – and a third ammonia plant, today known as Yara Trinidad Ltd. This third plant is the oldest in the country. Formerly owned by W.R. Grace and called Hydro Agri, it was acquired by Norsk Hydro in 1991.

PLANTS Other plants are operated by Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS), Point Lisas Nitrogen Ltd (jointly owned by Terra Industries and Koch Minerals Services LLC), Caribbean Nitrogen Company Ltd (CNC), Nitrogen 2000 Unlimited and AUM. Trinidad’s methanol industry dates back to 1984, when the government-owned Trinidad and Tobago Methanol Company

(TTMC) opened its first plant at Point Lisas. Today, there are six large plants with an annual production capacity of about 6 million tonnes. Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd (MHTL) is one of the largest methanol producers in the world, with a total capacity of over 4 million tonnes per year from its five plants on the estate. It is the largest supplier of methanol to North America and is also a significant supplier to the European market. Its five plants are: TTMC I, Caribbean Methanol Company, TTMC II, MIV and M5000. The Caribbean Methanol Company was the first private sector venture into the local methanol industry. It began commercial production in 1993 and now has a rated annual capacity of 550,000 tonnes. Methanol Holdings owns the TTMC II plant, commissioned in 1993, which has a


rated annual capacity of 570,000 tonnes. The M5000 plant was commissioned in 2005 and has an annual capacity of 1.89 million tonnes, making it the largest methanol plant in the world. Another major global methanol producer is Methanex, which produces over 2.5 million tonnes per year from its two plants on the estate. The company normally supplies North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Its two plants are Titan and Atlas. The Titan Plant began production in 2000 and now produces 850,000 tonnes of methanol per year. The Atlas facility started up in 2004 and has an annual production capacity of 1.7 million tonnes. It is one of the largest single train methanol plants in the world. The third major downstream product is urea, a white crystalline nitrogenous compound that is highly water soluble and contains about 46 per cent nitrogen.


There is one urea plant on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, wholly owned by PCS Nitrogen Trinidad Ltd, with an annual capacity of about 710,000 tonnes.

and granulated form. Granular urea is stored in the bulk warehouse under controlled temperature and humidity conditions.

It is used mainly as fertiliser and chemical feedstock for export in a concentrated

Most of the urea produced by PCS Nitrogen Trinidad Ltd is exported.




PLIPDECO’s Security Department ensures the safety and security of employees, tenants and visitors while on the Port and Estate. Initially, attention was mainly directed at officers in terms of access control, searching of persons and vehicles entering and leaving the Port for weapons and drugs and similar activities.

FOCUS As the department developed, focus was placed on preparing officers to be more service oriented while retaining their law enforcement duties. Officers were then trained in the application of First Aid, customer service and the Laws of Trinidad & Tobago. This type of training served well for operations on both the Port and the Estate. The implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS)

in 2004 then saw the Corporation moving towards ensuring that the Port of Point Lisas was ISPS compliant and that officers were trained to execute the requirements of the code. This ensured the safety of life at sea and the continued operations of the other Ports within the port facility. An updated Risk Assessment of the Port and Estate revealed the necessity to consider the implementation of proactive measures to complement the existing strategies for security and this gave rise to the inauguration of the PLIPDECO Tactical Response Unit (TRU). There is a presence of officers in areas where there is suspicion of illegal activity and also an improved security presence at the BC Roundabout, especially at night. This initiative is intended to offer protection to those employees who are awaiting transportation to get to their homes or to get to work.


CCTV cameras have also be installed throughout the port area, PLIPDECO House and the industrial estate and these are now closely monitored via a central system.

IMPROVEMENTS Undoubtedly, there will be improvements in many more aspects of the security at PLIPDECO and all these contribute to the Corporation’s understanding of its Corporate Social Responsibility and the drive to satisfy its clients and the wider public.





Modern information and communications technology is playing a key role in the daily operations of PLIPDECO as the corporation seeks to maintain efficient operations at the estate and the port. Significant investment to improve technology is paying off as Plipdeco’s Information Technology Department strives to ensure that all the corporation’s systems integrate with each other effectively and with those from outside. The vital ingredient is, of course, the Navis port management system, which has much wider applications than just controlling the flow of container traffic. Linked through the port information system, Navis also helps with planning and scheduling of port-related activities. The information exchange between Navis and Dynamics mainly ensures that correct customer balances are maintained in the financial system (Microsoft Dynamics GP).

Both inputs are seamlessly correlated and incorporated into the Financial Department’s accounting package. In addition, initiatives such as the Government’s Single Electronic Window (SEW) portal will have a profound effect on the way port business and related activities are conducted. Within PLIPDECO, one of the corporation’s telecommunications service providers has completed the infrastructural work to provide the Metro-E Mbps circuits which are leased by PLIPDECO to connect its main offices on the estate.

ELECTRONIC WINDOW The SEW initiative was introduced by the Ministry of Trade & Industry in a bid to reduce the paperwork and hassle involved in sending transport-related data between lines, agents, Government departments and ports.

PLIPDECO believes SEW will have a positive impact on its business by using a standardised trade facilitation tool and in so doing enhance the global economic view of Trinidad & Tobago as an ideal place to do business.


SEW aims to improve the international competitiveness of the country. Developed by Crimson Logic – a Singaporebased e-government solutions company, the system has already won the approval of potential users.

STREAMLINE SEW is designed to streamline the handling of documentation, to enable cross-platform file sharing and to minimise data input functions. It is a nationwide electronic data interchange (EDI) system that allows various parties from the public and private sectors to exchange structured trade messages and information electronically. It is designed so that traders, brokers, shipping lines and agents, other Government agencies, chambers and civil society organisations can access a web portal to easily submit their registration

and authorisation details, enabling them to share key documents and transmit automatically to Customs, ports, banks and the immigration service. An extensive training programme enables users to understand the benefits of e-government and how this relates to trade and business facilitation. It also provides basic computer and IT skills workshops and offers SEW-specific training.

CERTIFICATES By 2014 SEW is expected to be implemented in all regions of the country and people who have trained in the use of the system will be issued with skill certificates. With SEW in place, ports in Trinidad will be better equipped to play a key role in the transhipment of cargo throughout the southern Caribbean and to destinations in South America.


At the same time, another system ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data) is also competing for attention and primacy and has been developed by UNCTAD and is supported by Customs. The challenge is how best to marry the two systems with Plipdeco happy to work with either or both. In addition, Plipdeco own IT people have developed a warehouse locator system. The latest phase of which allows consignees to log in and track their cargo. This system will also send cargo owners an SMS notification when goods are ready to be collected and acts as a de facto appointment matrix so that Plipdeco can regulate the flow of consignees arriving at the warehouse and should be fully operational by mid-2013.




Social responsibility and environmental concerns are a major priority for PLIPDECO as it seeks to be a good neighbour to the local community as well as a responsible employer. The importance of health and safety is at the heart of PLIPDECO’s business philosophy. The corporation makes every effort

to ensure that the port and surrounding industrial estate adhere to stringent rules and regulations on health, safety and the environment (HSE) in order to minimise the effect of their operations on the local community. PLIPDECO has a range of programmes and procedures in place, not only to mini-

mise the chances of any incidents occurring, but also to educate local residents and employees on disaster management and preparation. Although PLIPDECO is a busy operational port and home to some of the world’s largest petrochemical plants, the corporation has an enviable HSE record. To achieve this, PLIPDECO works in partnership with other organisations and estate tenants to minimise the impact of its operations. The corporation has also recently renewed its ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, which recognises safe operating procedures.

INITIATIVES Initiatives include recognising and rewarding staff who contribute to improvements in health and safety; offering HSE training and orientation to


employees and contractors; continuous monitoring, evaluation and improvement of HSE systems and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance; testing for substance abuse; and the provision of a first aid station within the port complex.

from on-site accidents and incidents. PLEA has developed and implemented an estate-wide Community Awareness and Emergency Response programme to improve on its community interaction and relations.

The corporation’s HSE staff, together with operational staff, are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B) with the capability to respond to any lifethreatening emergency that may occur on site and if required on the estate.

The PLEA committee was established in the year 2000 and has representations from most of the major petrochemicals companies on the industrial estate as well as statutory and regulatory agencies.

PLEA A partnership between PLIPDECO and the Point Lisas Energy Association of Chief Executive Officers – the PLEA Health, Safety, Environmental and Community Committee – has embarked on a project to make all stakeholders aware of operations on the industrial estate and ensure they are adequately prepared for emergencies resulting

SAFE HANDS PLIPDECO goes beyond local legislation to ensure that tenants on the estate monitor and adhere to stringent environmental measures. The corporation continues to seek ways to protect the environment, look after the welfare of local communities and maintain the health and well-being of its own workforce.





Service excellence is enshrined in the value system at PLIPDECO. To ensure this happens in practice, the corporation sets – and meets – very high standards of quality management. Quality management is the driving force behind everything at PLIPDECO, from how

the corporation manages itself to the way it markets itself to customers. All employees are committed to improving operational standards in order to maintain customer satisfaction. By placing quality management at the heart of its operational policy,

PLIPDECO has set the highest standards for its staff. This means its customers can be confident of receiving a firstrate service.

ACCREDITATION PLIPDECO embarked on the ISO 9000 accreditation route in 1999. By 2001 it had achieved its initial goal of companywide ISO 9002: 1994 certification, with an upgrade to ISO 9001: 2000 being attained the following year. In 2008 PLIPDECO undertook the task of refining its quality management system to reflect a more process-based approach, as part of an ongoing development of its quality management practices. The upgrade to ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation was certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) in February 2010. This independent assessment


validated PLIPDECO’s operation and corporate systems for a full-service international port and industrial estate.

BENCHMARKS Each department of PLIPDECO has standards and benchmarks which it must review, maintain and strive to improve on. A key element of the quality management system is the key performance measures, which are used to feed back progress every month for assessment. There is also a computerised customer feedback system and regular meetings are held with port users to allow further input into the process of constant quality improvement.

• Improve corporate brand reputation and recognition.

QUALITY POLICY In pursuit of its mission, PLIPDECO is committed to delivering value to all stakeholders. Management monitors and manages the Corporation’s resources to ensure achievement and continual improvement of the quality of output. This is fostered by managing for sustainable success using an integrated systems approach for business results Focusing on integration to manage through identified quality, health and safety, environment and security risks to all operations

PLIPDECO is committed to: • Deliver value to all its stakeholders • Improve customer relations and focus

• Implementing management best practices through engaged competent personnel that understand their individual and collective responsibility


in achieving the metrics of the organization. This strategic management approach is geared to support execution of company targets at operative levels. Overall, quality means meeting customer requirements. Therefore underlying every integrated process is customer satisfaction. In this way, longterm success for PLIPDECO is assured.

MISSION: To develop, market and operate port, logistics and industrial estate infrastructure for continued economic growth.




The management of PLIPDECO cares about the growth and development of all employees. Its core business focuses on value-driven customer service, so it needs to ensure that its employees are trained and competent in the execution of their respective job functions in order to fulfil customer requirements. Emphasis is placed on personal development and leadership training, together with basic and advanced courses in all aspects of the business. This includes computer-related courses, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) courses, developmental courses and technical courses. The ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between training and changes in the environment. Doing this will ensure that employees are equipped with the skills to function in an ever-changing environment. When training and development result in better outcomes, employees tend to display a greater sense of ownership and

pride in their work. This can help lead to increased productivity and efficiency and, of course, an increase in job satisfaction. Employees who are happy in their work are more likely to work harder and be more valuable to the corporation, which in turn will put the company in a stronger position.

KNOWLEDGE Leadership, scientific and technological knowledge changes fast and therefore PLIPDECO seeks to expose its employees to the best intellectual capital, whether in-house, externally or internationally. The corporation sees its workforce as its most valuable asset and aims to offer a clearly identifiable career path to all employees. Promotion from within is preferred and there is an encouraged progression from bottom to top. Training of employees is not only to provide a broad skills base but also to

encourage a positive attitude to the corporation. PLIPDECO understands that a competent workforce is more effective, more motivated and more professional. To this end, the corporation seeks to improve business performance and achieve its strategic goals by implementing world-class training programmes.




Each year, more than 3,000 vessels rely on the National Energy Corporation (NEC) to deliver expert harbour assistance and towage services. The NEC provides most of the tug services in the Gulf of Paria, on Trinidad’s west coast. This includes all towage activities

at Port Point Lisas, where the NEC works closely with PLIPDECO to provide shipowners with a first-rate service.

services to its customers, including:

The NEC operates a fleet of 10 vessels (nine tugs and one workboat) and offers a 24/7 service. Harbour towage is provided in all the major ports of Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, the NEC is involved in serving exploration and production platforms off the east and north coasts of Trinidad for the oil and gas sector. It also provides towage services in the regional market.

• Anchor handling

• Local and regional harbour towage

• Tug and barge transportation • Rig relocation • Load-out operations • Rig standby • Pipe laying

It is evident from the company’s quest to continuously upgrade its operations that the NEC is committed to providing reliable towage and harbour operations.


Its entire fleet was constructed by the Dutch company Damen Shipyards. The relationship with Damen Shipyards began more than 30 years ago and the fleet now comprises:

The NEC focuses on operating quality equipment, employing competent personnel and delivering efficient towage

• Two azimuth stern drive tugs, built in 2004, each of 55 tonnes bp and equipped with two water/foam monitors



NEC TERMINALS • One Stan tug, built in 2006, of 50 tonnes bp, with fire-fighting and spill response capability • Two Stan tugs, built in 2007, each of 40 tonnes bp, with fire-fighting and oil spill response capability • Two Stan tugs, built in 2005, each of 12 tonnes bp, with aft-deck space for carrying ship spares • Two Pushy Cat workboats, built in 1981, each of 6 tonnes bp • One launch, used primarily to shuttle pilots, Customs officers and crew members to and from vessels at anchor.

COMPETITIVE Damen was chosen through competitive tendering processes to be the NEC’s primary supplier thanks to its ability to provide azimuth stern drive tugs that

In addition to its towage activities, NEC is responsible for managing and operating the four multi-user Savonetta Piers and ISCOTT Dock at Port Point Lisas, while PLIPDECO manages the port’s five general cargo and containership berths. The Savonetta Piers and ISCOTT Dock have been in operation for 28 years without major incident or accident. Full-scale drills are held annually to test the emergency response plan. These facilities serve more than 20 large gas-based petrochemical and steelmaking plants on the PLIPDECO estate. The NEC provides an efficient and well maintained infrastructure that enables it to handle imports and exports effectively from all the existing gas-based plants. Each year, more than 16 million tonnes of petrochemical and steel products are handled, including ammonia, methanol, urea, iron ore, direct reduced iron (DRI), hot briquette iron (HBI), steel coils, steel billets and some dry bulk cargo.

meet the specific needs of the corporation’s existing and prospective customers. While the NEC is the leading harbour towage provider in the Gulf of Paria,

with a versatile fleet of tugs to meet the growing needs of the local shipping industry, the company strives to strengthen its presence in markets throughout the Caribbean.

Port details



Port Point Lisas is a multipurpose cargo facility operating on a 24/7 basis. It specialises in handling petrochemical products, iron, steel, containerised and general cargo. The port is strategically located on the west central coast of Trinidad, with connections to major shipping routes. Trinidad lies about 20 km north of Venezuela. Its location between North and South America is convenient for major shipping routes. Vessels approach Point Lisas via the Savonetta Channel, 1.75 nautical miles

long and 152 metres wide, with a dredged depth of 12.8 metres. Turning basins are 500 metres and 300 metres in diameter. Both have been dredged to 12.8 metres. True course is 052.25°. The port can accommodate vessels up to 75,000 dwt and 245 metres in length. There are seven specialised terminals for handling anhydrous ammonia, methanol, urea, base oil and iron and steel products, while breakbulk and container vessels use a further six berths. Port operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

KEY INFORMATION ADMIRALTY CHART 483 AIRPORT Piarco International Airport is 48 km from Point Lisas. ANCHORAGE Inbound vessels may anchor in anchorage bounded by 10°23.5’N, 61°31.2W and 10°24N, 61°32.2’W, which is marked by a light buoy. Outbound vessels may anchor in anchorage bounded by 10°22’.5N, 61°312’ W and 10°22’N, 61°30.2’W. AUTHORITY Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Ltd PLIPDECO House, Orinoco Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva, Trinidad Tel: +868 636 2201/2705-7 Fax: +868 636 4008


Port details

BERTH FACILITIES PLIPDECO owns and operates six commercial berths. BUNKERS Available alongside or at anchorage by road tanker or barges. Ventrin Petroleum Company Ltd provides bunkers from Esso and Shell next to Berth 1A. CO-ORDINATES 10.22.85’N, 61.31.2’W. CONTAINER EXAMINATION STATION PLIPDECO manages a Container Examination Station (CES) on behalf of the Customs and Excise authority and conducts cargo handling activities with given resources. EMBASSIES In Port of Spain.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Police: 999 Fire: 990 Hospital and ambulance: 990 Coastguard: 634 4440

• A fleet of container tractor trucks and trailers • Other equipment includes specialised gear for handling bulk, breakbulk and heavy lift cargo.

EQUIPMENT Cranes: Two rail-mounted Ship-to-Shore Post Panamax and Super Post Panamax gantry cranes with a safe working load of up to 50 tonnes capacity.

HAZARDOUS CARGO There are designated storage areas for hazardous cargo. Specific information is available on request.

Three (3) Mobile harbour cranes with a maximum single lifting capacity of 120 tonnes/15M Radius with versatility in handling bulk, break bulk and containerized cargo. Other Equipment: • Six (6) rubber tyred gantry cranes • Seven (7) fork-lift trucks from 3 to 30 tonnes • Four (4) reach stackers • Two (2) empty container handlers

HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL AID Couva District Hospital is 1.5 km from Port Point Lisas. Augustus Long Medical Facility is 5 km from the port. First Aid Station located on site. Ambulance service. LARGEST VESSEL Point Lisas can accommodate vessels up to 245 metres LOA, 11.59 metres draught and 75,000 dwt at its deepest industrial quays.

Port details



Accommodates vessels up to 25 metres. Maximum draught 4.5 metres. Handles general cargo and ro-ro from barges.

Berth 1A

Accommodates vessels up to 100 metres. Maximum draught 6.6 metres. Handles general cargo and ro-ro.

Berth 2

Accommodates vessels up to 165 metres. Maximum draught 4.5 metres. Handles general cargo and ro-ro.

Berth 3

Accommodates vessels up to 130 metres. Maximum draught 7.2 metres. Handles containers, general cargo and ro-ro.

Berth 4

Accommodates vessels up to 165 metres. Maximum draught 11.59 metres. Handles containers, general cargo and ro-ro.

Berth 5

Accommodates vessels up to 200 metres. Maximum draught 11.59 metres. Handles containers and is equipped with two post panamax ship-to-shore gantries.

Savonetta Pier I

North: Accommodates vessels up to 115 metres and maximum draught of 6.3 metres. Handles imports of bulk lube oils and bunker fuels.

LCL WAREHOUSE Port Point Lisas offers unstuffing of cargo at its Less than Container Load (LCL) Warehouse facility. LLOYD’S AGENT Huggins Services Ltd. 26 Kitchener Street Woodbrook, Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 9958 After hours: +868 640 3456 Fax: +868 622 6384 Email: LOCAL TIME GMT minus four hours. Daylight saving is not applicable. LOCATION Point Lisas is on the Gulf of Paria, halfway down the west coast of Trinidad, 32 km south of Port of Spain, in position 10°24.2’ N, 61°29.6’ W. Trinidad lies about 20 km north of Venezuela.

South: Accommodates vessels up to 240 metres or urea vessels of 182 to 184 metres in length. Alongside depth is 12.8 metres, allowing a maximum draught of 11.59 metres. Handles exports of methanol, ammonia, urea Savonetta Pier II

North: Accommodates vessels up to 230 metres. Alongside depth is 12.8 metres, allowing a maximum draught of 11.59 metres. Handles exports of methanol and ammonia. South: Accommodates vessels up to 230 metres. Alongside depth is 12.8 metres, allowing a maximum draught of 11.59 metres. Handles exports of methanol and ammonia.

Savonetta Pier III

Accommodates vessels up to 245 metres. Alongside depth is 12.8 metres, allowing a maximum draught of 11.59 metres. Handles imports of iron ore and DRI and exports of methanol

Savonetta Pier IV

Accommodates vessels up to 245 metres. Alongside depth is 12.8 metres, allowing a maximum draught of 11.59 metres. Handles imports of grains and aggregates and exports of met anol, ammonia and iron ore.


Dock length is 407 metres with an alongside depth of 12.8 metres, allowing a maximum draught of 11.59 metres. This facility has two mounted crane hopper units and handles imports of iron ore, coke, coal, limestone and exports of DRI, steel coils, steel billets and iron ore fines.

Anchorages Inbound vessels: 10°23.5’N, 61°31.2’ W and 10°24’ N, 61°32.2’ W. Outbound vessels: 10°22.5’ N, 61°31.2’ W and 10°22’ N, 61°30.2’W.

Port details

MAX ANCHORAGE DEPTH Two anchorages with depths between 4 and 23 metres. NAVIGATION AIDS The entrance and are channel marked by 11 light buoys with flashing lights.. PILOTAGE Pilotage is compulsory and should be arranged through ship’s agent. Pilot boards at channel entrance in position 10°22.6’N, 60°31’W. RADIO INFORMATION A 24-hour radio watch is maintained on VHF Channel 16, working Channel 9. SHIP REPAIRS Minor repairs alongside only. Otherwise arranged through ship’s agents. Floating dock of 11,000 tonnes capacity available at Chaguaramas, about 20 nautical miles


from Point Lisas. Underwater and hull cleaning available.

(NEC). Arrangements must be made 24 to 48 hours in advance through the agent.

ROAD LINKS Point Lisas has access to Trinidad’s modern road network, providing a fast link to Port of Spain and other main destinations. Point Lisas is 4 km west of the Uriah Butler Highway, linking Port of Spain with San Fernando, Trinidad’s second city.

Tugs of 5-55 tons bollard pull provide mooring/unmooring and anchor-handling services, carry deck cargo and act as personnel transport.

RO-RO FACILITIES Available at Berths 1, 1A, and 3, 4. STORAGE The container storage yard is designed for both ro-ro and lo-lo containers..

WASTE Reception facilities available by road tanker from DF&E, RAMCO, Solid Waste Management Co Ltd and Waste Disposals. WATER Fresh water available via agent and delivered by truck.

TIDES Tidal range is 0.35 to 1.15 metres.

WORKING HOURS Port operations 24/7. Overtime applies only on public holidays.

TUGS Towage and launch hire services are provided by the National Energy Corporation

For further information, please contact PLIPDECO: Email: Tel: (24 hours) +868 636 7678




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NP Ansa McAL Chemical Ltd

Phoenix Park Gas Processors

Trinidad Energy Investments Ltd

Industrial Gases Limited Aerogas








Analytical Technologies Ltd (ATL) provides a range of scientific testing procedures to businesses in Trinidad and Tobago. Its aim is to meet today’s dynamic and fastpaced market needs with a wide range of services to companies requiring technical analysis for environmental, microbiological, toxicological, petroleum and petrochemical industry applications.

API Pipeline Construction Company Ltd is one of six companies in the API Holdings group and is geared to cross-country pipeline construction, although it has branched out into other areas. The group also manages BZ’s Ltd, a restaurant offering local, international and Indo-fusion meals.

Cargo Consolidators Agency Ltd (CCA) was established in 1976 to serve the expanding manufacturing, petroleum and energy sectors in Trinidad and Tobago. They offer a professional yet personalised service and are well respected in the industry.

Located in Fyzabad, near San Fernando, the company was founded in 1989 by Feroze Hosein. It has undertaken major projects including the Cross Island Pipeline Project, a 77 km, 142 cm diameter pipeline from Point Fortin to Beachfield, Guayaguayare.

CCA has developed into a full-service freight forwarder and now operates in five business sectors: IATA certified air imports and exports; ocean imports and exports; and insurance. It has 60 staff working from offices in Port of Spain, Point Lisas and Piarco International Airport.

ATL continues to be an industry pioneer and is the only local facility to provide a radio-nuclei monitoring service for quantifying radioactivity in produced water from oil wells as per EPA/EMA requirements. ATL has also isolated and cultured an indigenous bacterium in-house for use in biodegradation of oil in contaminated soil. This bacterium has been found to be more resilient and efficient than imported cultures since it functions in conditions close to its native habit and so significantly reduces the costs and time associated with remediation of oilcontaminated sites. ATL applies modern, in-depth testing procedures coupled with ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 certified quality management systems. This is to provide an internationally recognised standard of quality of analysis for local food and beverage, manufacturing industry and energy sector industries to aid in increasing their global competitiveness and compliance with strict entry requirements for goods entering foreign economic markets.

The company's services also include construction of tanks, structural steel, design/build, process piping, horizontal directional drilling, roadways, drains and infrastructure, plant maintenance, plant turnround and equipment rental. API has 5,388 square metres of covered/secured fabrication and mechanical shop space with rollers, benders, lathes, welding sets and related equipment. It has a fleet of modern site equipment and a fully computerised directional underground boring machine. API Holdings Company Ltd was established in 2005 incorporating API Pipeline as its subsidiary together with BZ’s Ltd, A&H Industrial Equipment Rental Services Company Ltd, Cross Atlantic Industrial Supplies Ltd, Pegasus Engineering & Construction Services Ltd and, in 2007, API Petroleum Company Ltd involved in onshore production of oil and gas.

The company also performs logistics management, LCL/FCL breakbulk and project cargo, and Customs brokerage. Out of its Point Lisas warehouse on PLIPDECO’s compound, CCA operates a significant LCL ocean export service and offers crating, packing and container loading services. For its key markets, Action Worldwide Cargo serves CCA’s import cargo for LCL traffic from Houston; Fast Flow Inc handles traffic from Miami; and CEVA Logistics handles imports from the UK and Europe. The company also works closely with agents worldwide when required. CCA’s air freight and LCL ocean imports are now stored at ABL Warehouse at Piarco and customers can clear on a 24-hour basis, any day of the year.

The company operates from three locations: Fyzabad, La Brea and Point Lisas.

CCA is a major user of PLIPDECO’s facilities, with the majority of its containers passing through the port.







Damen Shipyards holds a leading position in modular shipbuilding based on standardised designs. This concept was introduced in 1969, giving it the ability to offer customers well proven vessels, very short delivery times and competitive prices.

Intermarine is a worldwide provider of ocean transport with a focus on serving heavy industry construction projects, power generation plants, oilfield and mining developments and other cargoes requiring specialised transport.

Methanex Trinidad Limited is a reliable methanol manufacturer producing an average of 2.5 million tonnes per year, which contributes significantly to Trinidad and Tobago’s position as the world leader in methanol export.

With a fixed weekly cut-off every Friday from its Houston load centre, Intermarine offers the fastest and most frequent service to Trinidad for breakbulk and containers. There is a weekly service to Point Lisas as well as Point Fortin, Galeota Point, La Brea and Chaguaramas. Other ports in the US Gulf, Mexico and US East Coast are added as needed.

Methanex credits its people for achieving this and their commitment to operational excellence is firmly rooted.

With more than 30 shipyards and related companies worldwide, Damen is involved in new construction, maintenance and repair activities. It offers a broad range of associated maritime services. The group’s shipbuilding activities cover a wide range of products such as tugs, workboats, patrol craft, cargo ships, dredgers and even mega yachts and fast ferries. Product design and engineering are carried out in-house and a broad range of designs is available. Its product development policy is driven mainly by customer feedback and field experience. Damen considers this a strength that has been at the core of the company’s success, enabling it to deliver the right ship to the right customer. A finance plan provides a range of packages to clients, including financial and operational leasing for standardised vessels, mortgage backed finance, supplier credit arrangements and buyer’s credit arrangements. Damen has built up a close working relationship with Trinidad and Tobago over the past 30 years and has supplied vessels to among others NEC, Petrotrin and private operator ARS.

Intermarine operates a fleet of about 25 modern multipurpose vessels including four US-flag vessels. Featured ships include 17 state-of-the-art heavy lift vessels of 8,000 and 10,000 dwt. Seven of these have a 400 ton lifting capacity and 10 have a 500 ton capacity. From August 2010 the company will take delivery of four 12,000 dwt newbuildings. These F-Class vessels will have dual 400 ton cranes (combinable for 800 ton lifts) plus a single 80 ton crane. With offices in New Orleans, Houston, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Seoul, Mumbai, Hamburg and Zeist (the Netherlands), Intermarine offers regular services between the Americas, Asia, Europe and specialty voyages to worldwide destinations including US flag. The company’s commercial agent in Trinidad is Huggins Shipping & Customs Brokerage Ltd.

Its parent company is Canada-based Methanex Corporation, the global leader in methanol supply, distribution and marketing to major international markets. Every day, Methanex plays a vital role in people’s lives as methanol is an essential building block for many industrial and consumer products and is used in new energy applications like cleaner fuel. The company’s active Responsible Care and Social Responsibility engagement is resulting in long-term value for its employees, the communities where it invests in and other stakeholders. In addition, core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism are integrated into the business process of Methanex, driving responsible behaviour and adherence to high standards.






Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd (MHTL) is one of the world’s major producers of methanol, with a total annual capacity of over 4 million tonnes from its five plants at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate.

The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) is a diversified company whose aim is to establish Trinidad and Tobago as a major player in the global natural gas business.

One of MHTL’s methanol plants, M5000, has a designed capacity of 5,400 tonnes per day and is rated as the largest methanol plant in the world.

Its core activity is to purchase, transport and sell natural gas to local industries such as petrochemical producers of ammonia and methanol, power generation plants and iron ore reduction facilities.

Nu-Iron Unlimited began producing direct reduced iron (DRI) at Point Lisas, Trinidad and Tobago, in December 2006 with increasing quality parameters since then. Annual capacity is expected to reach 1.85 million tonnes.

MHTL is diversifying its activities with the construction of its downstream AUM complex. This consists of seven integrated plants including an ammonia plant, urea plant, nitric acid plant, ammonium nitrate plant, UAN mixing plant and two melamine plants. Final products are 1.48 million tonnes of urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) 32 per cent solution and about 60,000 tonnes of melamine. To serve its principal markets of North America, Latin America and Europe, MHTL has a fleet of nine methanol tankers ranging in size from 19,500 to 48,000 dwt and three UAN vessels from 36,600 to 46,600 dwt. MHTL began production of UAN in January 2010 with its melamine plants expected to be operational by June 2010. MHTL’s marketing and shipping operations are housed at its corporate office in Point Lisas, while the operation and management of its methanol and AUM plants have been outsourced to Industrial Plant Services Ltd (IPSL).

Established in 1975, the governmentowned company had consolidated sales accounting for about 4.3 per cent of the nation’s gross domestic product in 2006. NGC is also involved in the processing of natural gas into products such as propane, butane and natural gas for export to markets in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean through its Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd subsidiary.

Nucor Corporation, Nu-Iron’s parent company, acquired the Louisiana assets of American Iron Reduction, a 1.4 million tonnes per year DRI plant using Midrex Megamod technology, which had lain idle for five years. One of Midrex’s most up-to-date plants, it was relocated to Point Lisas in 2005 and its rated capacity was increased by adding two more reformer bays. Point Lisas was chosen because of the availability of a skilled workforce, competitive supply of natural gas and favourable logistics for receiving iron ore and shipping DRI to the US, where Nucor is a leading manufacturer of steel products.

It is also involved in the production of liquefied natural gas via the Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nu-Iron Unlimited is a key component of Nucor’s strategy to control one-third of its feedstock in alternative iron units.

NGC owns and operates a natural gas transmission and distribution network of about 760 km consisting of both offshore and onshore pipelines. The overall maximum installed transportation capacity is 4,800 million standard cubic feet per day.




Nutrimix Grain Terminals is the Caribbean’s largest independently owned grain receiving, storage and distribution facility. The technologically advanced, purposebuilt terminal has a capacity of over 50,000 tonnes and is capable of handling 20,000 tonnes per month.

Oceanfreight Trinidad Ltd has been serving the international and local shipping community for a quarter of a century. This underlines the strength and quality of the company’s service, which it continuously strives to improve, but especially so in an era of regional and global challenges.

Some 3,000 tonnes of grain and maize is held in the 12 silos, each 35 metres high, that punctuate the skyline at Point Lisas, in addition to covered flat storage. Wheat is milled by Nutrimix Flour Mills, a highly efficient plant managed by sophisticated computer technology that can process 450 tonnes of wheat per day. Meanwhile, parent company Nutrimix Feeds produces animal feedstock from maize, soya bean meal and a wheat by-product left over from the flour milling operation. The terminal is on a 1 hectare site within the Point Lisas Industrial Estate. Grain and maize are stored in a temperaturecontrolled environment where humidity and moisture are kept within strict parameters to maintain quality. Over the years, quality has become a key watchword for Nutrimix Grain Terminals Ltd.

The company represents containerised, breakbulk, bulk ore and tanker vessels at all ports in Trinidad. Cargoes include all key trade commodities: crude oil, petrochemicals, cement, steel, lumber, paper and rice as well as heavy lift and industrial plant. As general agents for SeaFreight Line, serving the US, Caribbean, Central and South American markets, as well as ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, the company can successfully assist all major importers and exporters in Trinidad. It has also forged strong links with a wide crosssection of logistics providers and Customs brokers. Customers benefit from extensive communication links with principals, a flawless reputation with local authorities and personal attention to the delivery of cargo and related documentation.







The Paramount Transport and Trading Company Ltd (PTT) is a family-run business with its headquarters in Marabella, a suburb of San Fernando, where the company was founded 65 years ago.

Point Lisas Nitrogen Ltd (PLNL) operates a 650,000 tonnes per year ammonia plant, with facilities to the port for direct loading of product to vessels.

Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (PowerGen) is a subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC).

Nitrogen fertiliser performs a vital role in growing crops to feed an increasing global population.

The company generates electrical power for the national grid and operates power stations with a total output of over 1,344 MW.

Its aim is to be the region’s leading source for all heavy equipment and related services and to offer safe, reliable and innovative solutions to client’s problems. It also seeks to provide a good working environment for its 500 employees. PTT has also broadened its scope to the international arena and is now active in foreign markets such as Ghana, Venezuela, Colombia and the Panama Canal. In Trinidad and Tobago the company is recognised by its fleet of 80 trucks and 1,000 trailers that mostly haul containers around the islands. PTT also has a fleet of ‘Magnificent Tools for Monumental Tasks’ that includes the region’s largest cranes, advanced computer control systems and selfpropelled modular transporters, skidding and strand jack systems and computerised ballasting systems for barges. Its huge range of state-of-the-art equipment is maintained on a strict schedule and to highest safety standards in accordance with its Quality Management System. PTT is reinforcing its QMS procedures to adhere to ISO 9001: 2008 standards for which all four companies in the group are expected to qualify by end-2010.

PLNL is one of the lowest-cost ammonia manufacturers in the western hemisphere. Owned on an equal basis by US-based Terra Industries Inc and Koch Mineral Services, LLC, it produces ammonia from natural gas supplied under contract with the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago. The plant began in 1998 as Farmland MissChem Ltd, a joint venture between Farmland Industries and Mississippi Chemicals, until bought by Terra/Koch in 2004. It uses the Kellogg Advanced Ammonia Process (KAAP). The KAAP technology features a proprietary catalyst that uses ruthenium on a graphite carbon base. This catalyst is up to 20 times more active than a traditional iron-magnetite catalyst and therefore provides higher ammonia conversions with reduced catalyst volumes. This process reduces capital cost, improves operating efficiency and involves lower maintenance requirement. When opened, PLNL was one of the largest single train ammonia plants in the world.

PowerGen was established in December 1994. It is a joint venture company, created out of the partial divestment of T&TEC, and was formed to buy the generation assets of T&TEC. The company owns and operates the country’s three main power plants at Port of Spain, Point Lisas and Penal. The largest is the Point Lisas plant, with a capacity of 838 MW, which opened in 1977 to supply the emerging industries at the industrial estate. It is supplemented by a 225 MW plant, operated by Trinity Power Ltd, which entered service in September 1999. T&TEC has retained the majority shareholding in PowerGen. The other shareholders are Amoco Trinidad Power Resources Corporation and MaruEnergy Trinidad, LLC. PowerGen’s vision is to be the leading supplier of quality energy, committed to the needs of its customers and sensitive to the environment, and to deliver this in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, creating value for its customers, employees and shareholders.




Seaboard Marine is a Miami-based ocean transportation company that has provided direct, regular services between the US and the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America for more than 26 years.

SeaFreight Line Ltd was formed in 1992 to provide a reliable service between Florida and the Caribbean area. The line is managed by Miami-based SeaFreight Agencies (USA) Inc.

The company runs a weekly service to Point Lisas departing from Miami every Friday using a pair of chartered 650 teu containerships, the ‘Amstel Trader’ and ‘Birk’. The service also calls at Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts, St Maarten and Suriname. Adopting fixed-day schedules has made it convenient for customers to co-ordinate manufacturing schedules and maintain inventories at cost-efficient levels. Established in 1983, Seaboard Marine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation. It has identified unique and profitable opportunities in more than 25 countries while adapting to constantly changing environments. Seaboard has a fleet of over 40 vessels and nearly 50,000 dry, reefer and specialised containers. With each office and location contributing steadily to its growth, Seaboard Marine has become a trade leader in the western hemisphere.

Over the years, the carrier has expanded its services. It operates a fleet of six 1,100 teu and three 500 teu containerships serving 19 ports between Florida, the Caribbean, South and Central America on weekly and biweekly fixed-day services. Its schedule includes twice-weekly calls at Point Lisas, Trinidad, from the US ports of Jacksonville and Port Everglades, every Tuesday and Saturday, using the larger containerships as well as connections from Panama and export services from Trinidad to the Caribbean area. Fixed-day schedules are designed to provide consistency and versatility for SeaFreight’s customers. SeaFreight believes that, in the transportation business, a truck is a truck, a container is a container and a ship is a ship. But it maintains a philosophy of being in the ‘people business’ and its goal is to understand what its clients are looking for to fulfil their needs. The company will continue to expand its services with the addition of new ports as markets grow, while seeking cost-effective methods to keep clients competitive in the market.








The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is a fully owned State Enterprise with responsibility for meeting the electricity needs of Trinidad and Tobago.

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (TSTT) is the country’s largest provider of communications solutions to the residential and commercial markets. The company’s leading-edge products are designed around its IP-based core infrastructure and marketed under its Blink and Bmobile brands.

Ventrin Petroleum Company Ltd is Trinidad and Tobago’s only privately owned and operated marine bunkering company, fuelling international vessels calling at ports in Trinidad and at anchorages in the Gulf of Paria.

T&TEC was established in 1945 and operations commenced in 1946. The Commission is the sole transmitter and distributor of electricity in the twin island state and owns 51% equity in the country’s major power generating plant. The Vision of T&TEC is “Leadership in Energy Delivery, Excellence in Customer Service…embracing the quality of life for all”. Its Mission is “to provide a safe, reliable, high quality electricity supply, in an environmentally responsible manner, utilizing best practices through empowered employees committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.” T&TEC is the only electric utility in the Caribbean that powers world-scale steel, ammonia, methanol and oil production plants. Its role remains critical to advancing national development. The Commission serves over 400,000 customers in 3 classes - Residential, Commercial and Industrial – with generated electricity sales of approx. 7,722 GWh.

In addition to fixed line and cellular communications, TSTT has an innovative line of BlackBerry Services; broadband access including best-in-class Wi-Max and CDMA technology; Metro Ethernet; video conferencing; subscription-based IPTV; as well as business and home alarm monitoring services. TSTT is the industry leader, deploying both wireless and fibre optic networks to deliver voice, data and multimedia capabilities. This also makes it one of the most advanced solution providers in the country. Its customers include key industry leaders in the finance, energy, government, manufacturing, education, health care and tourism sectors.

In 1996 the company began delivering MGO by road tanker. In August 2002 it completed an international marine bunkering terminal at Port Point Lisas, adding an ex-pipeline bunker service to the urea, methanol and ammonia berths in addition to the ArcelorMittal berth. In April 2006 the company began offering bunkers via its 56,000 barrel capacity double-hull tanker ‘Tradewind Force’, which has been vetted by oil majors and is able to blend product ranging from 30 to 80 cSt. The ‘Tradewind Force’ offers ex-tanker delivery at west coast anchorages including Port of Spain, Point Lisas, Claxton Bay, La Brea and Point Fortin. Ventrin supplies low vanadium fuel oil, one of the highest quality low sulphur products in the region (typically, less than 30 ppm vanadium and a sulphur content of 0.7 per cent). Consistent supply of this grade was assured in March 2008 when Ventrin’s principal supplier, Staatsolie, became the majority shareholder. Ventrin is committed to providing customers with high quality product at competitive prices, quality service and short delivery times.



COMPANY DIRECTORY PLIPDECO BOARD & MANAGEMENT Chairman Mr Ian R.H. Atherly Board Directors Mr Charles Percy (Deputy Chairman) Mr Haroon Fyzool Awardy Mr Ibn Llama De Leon Ms Keisha Manohar Mr Prakash Ramnarine Dr Dale Sookoo President Mr Ernest Ashley Taylor Tel: +868 636 2201 Email: Vice President, Business Services Mr Niegel Subiah Tel: +868 636 2201 Email: Vice President, Special Services Mr Averne Pantin Tel: +868 636 2201 Email: Vice President, Port Operations Mr Harold Ragbir Tel: +868 636 2201 Email: Accountant Mrs Subrina Rampersad Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3813 Email: Chief Engineer Mr Ken Bissoon Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 2256 Email: Manager, Cargo Handling Mr Clint Duncan Tel: 1(868) 636 2201 Ext. 2257 Email: Manager, Estate and Facilities Mrs. Judy Beepath Ramjohn Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3813 Email: Supervisor, Harbour and Marine Mr Kimrol Ali Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 2227 Email: Manager, Health, Safety & Environment Mr Gerrel Traboulay Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 2275 E-mail: Manager, Human Resources/ Industrial Relations Ms Karen Lovell-Ferreira Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3319 Email: Manager, Information Technology Mr Richard Ramcharan Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3411 E-mail: Manager, Internal Audit Ms Linda Nedd-Warrick Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3711 E-mail: Manager, Legal Services Ms Merle Jennifer Dennis Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3212 Email: Manager, Marketing and Business Development Mr Hayden Alleyne Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3516 Email: Purchasing Manager Mr Kenneth James Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext.2244 Email: Planning Supervisor Mr Deoraj Mahase Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 2299 Email: Operations Manager, Security (Ag.) Mr Indar Sohan Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3281 Email: Supervisor, Corporate Communications Ms Gizelle Crooks Tel: +868 636 2201 Ext. 3514 Email:

BANKING AND FINANCE First Citizens Bank Ltd Atlantic & Orinoco Drives Point Lisas Industrial Estate Point Lisas, Couva Tel: +868 636 4787 Fax: +868 636-9449 RBTT Bank Ltd Atlantic Plaza Point Lisas Industrial Estate Point Lisas, Couva Tel: +868 645-RBTT Republic Bank Ltd Southern Main Road, Couva Tel: +868 636 2245 Fax: +868 636 0571 Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Ltd Port of Spain Corporate Banking Centre 56-58 Richmond Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 627 2684 Fax: +868 625 5633

CAR HIRE Kalloo’s Auto Rentals 31 French Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 628 2394 Fax: +868 622 9073 Email: Singh’s Auto Rentals 67-69 Southern Main Road Point Lisas Tel: +868 636 7959 Southern Sales Car Rentals Main Road, Point Lisas Tel: +868 679 2424

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND ASSOCIATIONS American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago 62A Maraval Road, PO Bag 150, Newtown, Port of Spai Tel: +868 622 4466/0340, 628 2508 Fax: +868 628 9428 Email: Business Development Co Ltd 151B Charlotte Street, Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 5507 Fax: +868 624 3919, 625-8126 Email: Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce Ground Floor, 27A Saddle Road, Maraval Tel: +868 628 9859, 622 6761, 611 1148 Fax: +868 622 7810 Email: Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce PO Box 5256, Atlantic Plaza, Point Lisas, Couva Tel: +868 636 5017 Fax: +868 636 7150 Email: Greater Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce 22 Eleanore Street, Chaguanas Tel/Fax: +868 671 5754 Email: The Energy Chamber of Trinidad & Tobago (Formerly South Trinidad Chamber of Industry & Commerce) PO Box 80, San Fernando Tel: +868 679 4782, 679 6623, 679 8135 Fax: +868 679 4242 Email:

The Shipping Association of Trinidad & Tobago 15 Scott Bushe Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 2388, 623 3355 Fax: +868 623 8570 Email: Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, PO Box 499, Port of Spain Tel: +868 637 6966 Fax: +868 637 7425 Email: Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association TTMA Building, 42 Tenth Avenue, PO Box 971, Barataria, Port of Spain Tel: +868 675 8862, 675 0095/7 Fax: +868 675 9000 Email:; or

CONSTRUCTION API Pipeline Construction Company Ltd API Complex, 51a Siparia Old Road, Fyzabad Tel: +868 649 1477 Fax: +868 649 2756 HCL Group Level 5 Long Circular Mall, 51-53 Long Circular Road, St James, Tel: +868 622 4925/9627 Fax +868 628 7156

EMBASSIES, HIGH COMMISSIONS & DELEGATIONS European Commission The Mutual Centre 16 Queens Park West Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 6628 Fax: +868 622 6355 Argentina PO Bag 162, Belmont 11 Maraval Road, St Clair Port of Spain Tel: +868 628 7557 Fax: +868 628 7544 Brazil 18 Sweet Briar Road, St Clair Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 5779 Fax: +868 622 4323 People’s Republic of China 39 Alexandra Street St Clair, Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 6976 Fax: +868 622 7613 Canada Maple House 3-3A Sweet Briar Road, St Clair Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 6232 Fax: +868 628 2576 Colombia The Mutual Centre, Ground Floor 16 Queens Park West Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 5904 Fax: +868 622 5938 Costa Rica The Mutual Centre, Ground Floor 16 Queens Park West Port of Spain Tel: +868 628 0652 Fax: +868 622 4862 Cuba Furness Building, 2nd Floor 90 Independence Square Port of Spain Tel: +868 627 1306 Fax: +868 627 3515 Dominican Republic 1A Dere Street, Suite 8 Port of Spain Tel: +868 624 7930 Fax: +868 623 7779

France 6th Floor, Tatil Building 11 Maraval Road Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 7447 Fax: +868 628 2632 Germany 7-9 Marli Street, Newtown Port of Spain Tel: +868 628 1630 Fax: +868 628 5278 India 6 Victoria Avenue Port of Spain Tel: +868 627 7480 Fax: +868 627 6985 Jamaica 2 Newbold Street, St Clair Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 4995 Fax: +868 622 9043 Japan 5 Hayes Street, St Clair Port of Spain Tel: +868 628 5991 Fax: +868 622 0858 Mexico 4th Floor, Algico Plaza 91-93 St Vincent Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 627 6988 Fax: +868 627 1028 Netherlands Life of Barbados Building 69-71 Edward Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 1210 Fax: +868 625 1704 Nigeria 3 Maxwell-Phillip Street, St Clair Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 6834 Fax: +868 622 7162 Panama Suite 6, 1A Dere Street Queens Park West Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 3435 Fax: +868 623 3440 Suriname Tatil Building, 5th Floor 11 Maraval Road Port of Spain Tel: +868 628 0089 Fax: +868 628 0086 United Kingdom 19 St Clair Avenue, St Clair Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 2748 Fax: +868 622 4555 USA 15 Queens Park West Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 6371 Fax: +868 628 5462 Venezuela 16 Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain Tel: +868 627 9821 Fax: +868 624 2508

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Customs & Excise Department Customs House (Trinidad) Abercromby Street, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 3311-9 Fax: +868 625 4138 Point Lisas Industrial Estate Point Lisas, Couva Tel: +868 679 4075 Immigration Department 67 Frederick Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 3571-2 Fax: +868 623 7520 Maritime Services Division 2nd Floor, ANSA House, Corner Queen and Henry Streets, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 3858 Fax: +868 624 5884 Email:

HOTELS Cara Suites Hotel and Conference Centre Southern Main Road Claxton Bay Tel: +868 659 2272 Fax: +868 659 2202 Email:

INDUSTRY Air Liquide Trinidad & Tobago Ltd Unit D2.02-04, Atlantic Plaza, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Point Lisas, Couva Tel: +868 679 1117 Fax: +868 679 4313 Analytical Technologies Ltd Lot A11-6 Amazon Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate Tel: +868 679 8378 Fax: +868 636 5985 Email: API Holdings Co 51A Siparia Old Road, Fyzabad Tel: +868 649 1477/1636 Fax: +868 649 9221 Email: ArcelorMittal Point Lisas Ltd PO Bag 476, Point Lisas Mediterranean Drive, Point Lisas, Couva Tel: +868 636 2211-5 Tel: +868 636 5696 Central Equipment Rentals Ltd 45 Preysal Village, Couva Tel: +868 636 2535 Pacific Avenue, Point Lisas Tel: +868 679 2468 Fax: +868 636 2540 Industrial Gases Ltd North Sea Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate Savonetta Tel: +868 636 3517-8, 2760/2, 3557/8 Fax: +868 636 4931 Email: Methanex Trinidad Ltd Maracaibo Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate PO Bag 723 Couva Post Office Tel: +868 679 4400 Fax: +868 679 2400 Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd Atlantic Avenue, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2906 Fax: +868 636 4501 Email: National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd Orinoco Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva PO Box 1127 Port of Spain Tel: +868 636 4662 / 4680 Fax: +868 679 2384 Nu-Iron Unlimited Caribbean Drive, Port Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 1944 Fax: +868 679 0561 Nutrimix Flour Mills 808-1 Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2222 Fax: +868 636 5283 Email: PCS Nitrogen PO Bag 201 Atlantic Avenue, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2205-8 Fax: +868 636 2052


Point Lisas Nitrogen Ltd PO Bag 38, Couva Post Office North Caspian Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate Tel: +868 636 3776 Fax: +868 679 4756 Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd 6A Queens Park West Port of Spain Tel: +868 624 0383 Fax: +868 625 0983 Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd PO Box 3, 1 Edward Street Port of Spain Tel: 868 625 4431/ Fax: 868 627 0856 Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission 63 Frederick Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 2611 Fax: +868 624 3734 Email:

TOURISM Tourism Development Co Ltd (TDC) Level 1 Maritime Centre 29 Tenth Avenue, Barataria Port of Spain Tel: +868 675 7034 Fax: +868 675 7432 Email:

SHIPPING AND PORT LISTINGS BUNKERING Aegean Bunkering (Trinidad) Ltd 3 French Street, Woodbrook Port of Spain Tel: +868 627 3005 Fax: +868 627 3007 Email: Petroleum Company of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd (Petrotrin) Administration Building Southern Main Road Pointe-a-Pierre Tel: +868 658 4200 Fax: +868 658 1213 Shell Chemicals and Services (Caribbean) Ltd. 3rd Floor, Chic Building 63 Park Street, Port of Spain Tel: +809 623 4338 Fax: +809 625 5476 Ventrin Petroleum Co Ltd Port Point Lisas, PO Bag 996, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 2962, 679 8682, 679 2975 Fax: +868 628 1182 Email:

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES AND INSPECTION SERVICES Bureau Veritas 5 De Lima Road, 2nd Avenue, Cascade, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 9155 Fax: +868 625 9153 DNV 7th Floor, Albion Plaza Energy Centre, 22-24 Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 0023 Fax: +868 627 8398 Email: GL Noble Denton Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services Trinidad Ltd. Invaders Bay Tower Audrey Jeffers Hwy, Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 0428 Fax: +868 623 0429 Email:

Lloyd's Register of Shipping JamTek Building, 56-58 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain Tel: +868 628 2356-7 Fax: +868 628 2328 Email:

EQUIPMENT Liebherr Appliances (Authorised Distributors Trinidad) Edward Street & Tragarete Road Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 4948 or Killarney, Co Kerry, Ireland Email: Tel: +353 64 6670200 Fax: +353 64 6631602

LLOYD’S AGENCY Huggins Services Ltd 26 Kitchener Street Woodbrook, Port of Spain Mr Faizool Ali Managing Director Tel: +1 868 622 9958 After hours: +1 868 640 3456 Fax: +1 868 622 6384

SHIPPING AND FORWARDING AGENTS Alstons Shipping Ltd PO Box 600, 3 Abercromby Street, PO Box 600, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 2201-5 Fax: +868 625 3691, 627 3368 Email: AmerTrin Marine & Logistics Services Ltd. 2 John Baptiste Street, Balmain, Couva Tel: +868 636 5800-1 Fax: +868 636 5805 Email: Atlantic Freight Lines Inc (See Trinforwarding International) Cargo Consolidators Agency Ltd 43 New Street, Port of Spain Tel: +868 223 7447 Fax: +868 625 6263 Email: Point Lisas Warehouse 3, Amazon Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate Tel: +868 223 7447 or 868 636 1056 Fax: +868 636 1029 Email: oceanexport@cargotrinidad. com Caribbean Shipping Agencies Ltd 2 Ana Street, Woodbrook Tel: +868 627 2725 Fax: +868 625 6237 Email: D. Hill Shipping Services Ltd 66 Bron Boulevard, Gopaul Lands Marabella Tel: +868 658 3700/ 2216/2906 Fax: +868 658 3706 Email: Furness Shipping & Marketing Ltd 11-13 Milling Avenue Sea Lots, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 1746 Fax: +868 625 1243 Email: Global Maritime Services 123 Edward Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 3196, 627 3508 Fax: +868 627 2813 Email: Gordon Grant & Co Ltd 16 Charles Street, PO Box 286 Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 3811/3784/4916 Fax: +868 625 2020 Email:

Gulf Shipping Ltd Lloyd Voison Building 12 Charles Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 4121-3 Fax: +868 623 4124 Email: Huggins Shipping & Customs Brokerage Ltd 11 Charles Street, 2nd Floor Chloe Building, PO Box 179 Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 8881 Fax: +868 625 8594 Email: genbox@huggins-customs. com Laparkan (Trinidad) Ltd Ground Floor, Port Administration Building Dock Road, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 4775 Fax: +868 627 2331 Email: Lazzari & Sampson Ltd El Socorro Road Ext. 1 San Juan Tel: +868 675 4468/5856 Fax: +868 675 5858 Email: Louis Clarke & Associates Co Ltd 19 Marli Street, Newtown, Port of Spain Tel: +868 628 5050 Fax: +868 622 7966 Email: Maritime Management Services Ltd 10 Victoria Avenue Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 1317 Fax: +868 624 0369 Email: Melville Shipping Ltd 18-20 London Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 4977 Fax: +868 625 1566 Email: Navarros Shipping Ltd 78 Wrightson Road Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 4324-9 Fax: +868 623 5978 Email: OceanFreight Trinidad Ltd 4 Murray Street, Woodbrook Tel: +868 625 3835 Fax: +868 623 3160 Email: or SeaFreight Agencies Inc c/o OceanFreight Trinidad Tel: +868 625 3835 Miami head office: 2800 NW 105 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172, USA Tel: +1 305 592 6060 Fax: +1 305 471 9555 Email: Skyline Freight & Management Ltd 6-30 McDonald Street Woodbrook, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 3119/627 7668 Fax: +868 624 4088 Email: Trinforwarding International Inc 2-4, Luis Street, Woodbrook Port of Spain Tel: +868 624 6250, 623 1375, 625 3358 Fax: +868 624 6251 Email: Trinidad Container Operators Ltd 92 Queen Street Port of Spain Tel/Fax: +868 624 5727 Tropical Trinidad Agency Unlimited Lot 18 Industrial Park Trincity Tel: +868 692 5400 Fax: +868 692 5441

Twin Island Shipping Agencies Ltd 10 French Street, Woodbrook PO Box 13, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 3332 Fax: +868 623 9318 Email: United Shipping Agencies Ltd 46 Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 6973 Fax: +868 622 6977 Email: Vidmar Shipping Ltd 39C Wrightson Road Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 6091 Fax: +868 671 5829, 624 3239 Email: Westmoorings Marine Services 38 Buccaneer Drive Westmoorings Tel/Fax: +868 634 2180 Email: Williams Ltd, L.J. 58 South Quay, PO Box 339 Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 2865/9 Fax: +868 625 6782 Email: Worldwide Freight Management Ltd 18-20 Pembroke Street PO Box 123, Port of Spain Tel: +868 624 3358/625 3485 Fax: +868 624 4886 Email:

SHIPPING LINES A&R Shipping Ltd 13 Henry Pierre Street Woodbrook, Port of Spain Tel: +868 622 9393 Fax: +868 628 8282 Email: CSL International 55 Tozer Road, Berverly, Massachusetts 01915, USA Tel: +1 508 922 1300 Fax: +1 508 922 1772 Email: Intermarine LLC One Canal Place, 365 Canal Street, Suite 2400, New Orleans LA 70130-1142, USA Tel: +1 504 529 2100 Fax: +1 281 872 4444 Email: Trinidad agent: Huggins Shipping Maersk Trinidad Ltd Fitt House, 6 Fitt Street Woodbrook, Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 7675, 627 5746 Fax: +868 627 8743 Email: Point Lisas Terminal Office Plipdeco Industrial Estate, Orinoco Drive,Point Lisas Tel: +868 679 7533, 679 7543 Fax: +868 679 7532 Seaboard Marine Ltd 8001 NW 79th Avenue Miami, Florida 33166, USA Tel: +1 305 863 4444 Fax: +1 305 863 4400 PO Box 5225, Atlantic Avenue Point Lisas Tel: +868 679 6370 Fax: +868 679 6267 Email: Spliethoff Radarweg 36, 1042 AA Amsterdam Netherlands Tel: +31 20 448 8400 Fax: +31 448 8500 Email:

SHIPBUILDING Damen Shipyard Industrieterrein Avelingen West 20 4202 MS Gorinchem, Netherlands Tel: +31 183 63 99 11 Fax: +31 183 63 21 89 Email:


SHIPPING SERVICES Trinidad & Tobago Pilots' Association PO Box 142 King’s Wharf Extension Wrightson Road, Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 4364, 625 1144, 627 7222 Fax: +868 624 7470 Email:

TRANSPORT Beyond Holdings Ltd 1 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain Tel: +868 624 6408 Email: Paramount Transport & Trading Co Ltd 44 Maharaj Street, PO Box 4 Marabella Tel: +868 653 3803, 653 1881 Fax: +868 652 8030, 652 2066 Email: Ramdass Transport Co Ltd La Cuesa Road, Freeport Tel: +868 673 4385 Fax: +868 673 0432 Email: Seetrans Ltd 85-87 Old Southern Main Road Couva Tel: +868 497 3537, 685 5786 Email:

POINT LISAS INDUSTRIAL PORT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TENANT LISTING Aerogas Processors Ltd PO Bag 496 North Sea Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 7700 Fax: +868 679 7710 Email: Air Liquide Trinidad & Tobago Ltd Atlantic Plaza, Atlantic Avenue, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 1117 Fax: +868 679 4313 Email: Alescon Readymix Ltd 129 Caroni Savannah Road Charlieville, Chaguanas Tel: +868 665 8116 Fax: +868 665 1486 Email: Allied Petroleum Marketing Services Ltd Suites 5 & 6, 58 Pembroke Street Port of Spain Tel: +868 623 0848 Fax: +868 624 4771 Email: Alpha Transport Ltd 17 Wright Trace, Cumuto Road North Barrackpore Tel: +868 654 0409 Fax: +868 654 0409 Email: Analytical Technologies Ltd Lot A11-6 Amazon Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 8378 Fax: +868 636 5985 Email: Ansa McAl Chemicals Ltd North Sea Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Savonetta Tel: +868 636 9918 Fax: +868 636 9931 Email: API Pipeline Construction Company Ltd 51A Siparia Old Road, Fyzabad Tel: +868 649 1477 Fax: +868 649 2756 ArcelorMittal Point Lisas Ltd PO Bag 476, Mediterranean Drive, Point Lisas, Couva Tel: +868 636 2211-5 Fax: +868 636 5696



Atlantic Plaza Ltd Atlantic Avenue, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 3805 Fax: +868 679 3805

D.S. Maharaj Ltd Pacific Avenue Extension Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 8710 Fax: +868 679 8285

Atlas Methanol UnLtd Maracaibo Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 5052 Fax: +868 679 5065

ECM Ltd Warehouse 1 Freezone Amazon Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 0962 Fax: +868 679 0938

Business Development Company Ltd Information Center, Atlantic Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate Tel: +868 679 2492 Fax: +868 679 2493 Cameron Trinidad Ltd PO Box 5244 Plipdeco Warehouse No.5 Amazon Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 6124 Fax: +868 636 3192 Email: Cargo Consolidators Agency Ltd 43 New Street, Port of Spain Tel: +868 223 7447 Fax: +868 625 6263 E mail: Point Lisas office Warehouse 3, Amazon Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate Tel: +868 223 7447 or 868 636 1056 Fax: +868 636 1029 Email: Caribbean Nitrogen Co Ltd Pacific Avenue Extension Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 8825 Fax: +868 636 3280 Caribbean Petrochemical Manufacturing Ltd Corner Pacific Avenue & Caribbean Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 0646 Fax: +868 636 5527 Caribbean Safety Products Ltd 403 Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 299 0102 Fax: +868 679 0204 Carl King Co Ltd Greenland Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2440 Fax: +868 636 2440 Central Equipment Rentals Ltd Pacific Avenue Extension Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2468 Fax: +868 636 2540 Email: Central Trinidad Steel Ltd Corner Mediterranean Drive & Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2940 Fax: +868 679 3073 Consolidated Terminals Ltd Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 5259 Email: Damus Altairstrickland Turnaround Services Unlimited (DATSU) Corner Pacific Avenue & Caribbean Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 1035 Fax: +868 679 1034 Decker Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd LP # 905 Southern Main Road Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 0308 Fax: +868 679 0308 Email: Desalination Company of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd Maricaibo Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 3725 Fax: +868 636 5032 Doc's Engineering Group of Companies Ltd Phoenix Park West Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 1858 Fax: +868 679 2974 Email:

Evolving Technologies & Enterprise Development Company Ltd The Atrium Don Miguel Road Extension, El Socorro Tel: +868 675 1989 Fax: +868 675 9125 Fen Mohammed Stores Ltd 1 Union Road, Marabella Tel: +868 680 0606 Fax: +868 658 4813 First Citizens Bank Ltd Orinoco Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 4787 Fax: +868 636 9449 General Packaging Ltd (A Division of Damus Roofing Systems) Caribbean Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 3112-3, 636 6996 Fax: +868 636 2423 Email: Hadco Ltd JRJ Warehouse Compund Bhagoutie Trace, San Juan Tel: +868 675 7628 Fax: +868 675 2641 Email: Harsco Infrastructure W.I. Ltd Caribbean Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 3121 Fax: +868 679 3123 Industrial Gases Ltd North Sea Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Savonetta Tel: +868 636 3517 Fax:+868 636 4931 Industrial Welding Equipment Sales Rentals Ltd LP 18 Pacific Avenue, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 4937 Fax: +868 679 7558 International Trade Managers Ltd Free Zone Warehouse 2 Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 8035 Fax: +868 636 9350 John Williams Construction Ltd Corner Caribbean Drive & Greenland Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 8214 Fax: +868 636 5680

Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd Atlantic Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2906 Fax: +868 636 4501 Email: Ministry of Finance (CES Station) Eric Williams Financial Complex Port of Spain Paria Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate Tel: +868 ??? Fax: +868 ??? Navarro's Holdings Ltd 78 Wrightson Road, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 4324 Fax: +868 623 5978 Nitrogen 2000 UnLtd Maracaibo Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 1934 Fax: +868 679 8960 NM Insertech (Caribbean) Ltd Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva PO Bag 373 Couva Post Office Tel: +868 636 5771 Fax: +868 636 2846 NM Petrochemicals Ltd Free Zone Warehouse #4 Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 2007 Fax: +868 679 2406 Nu-Iron Unlimited PO Box 723, Couva Post Office Caribbean Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 1944 Fax: +868 679 0561 Nutrimix Flour Mills 808-1 Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2222 Fax: +868 636 5283 Email: OGA Contractors Ltd Caribbean Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 1905 Paramount Transport & Trading Co Ltd 44 Maharaj Street PO Box 4, Marabella Tel: +868 653 3803, 653 1881 Fax: +868 652 8030, 652 2066 Email: PCS Nitrogen Trinidad Ltd Atlantic Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2205 Fax: +868 636 8297 PETROTRIN Southern Main Road Pointe-a-Pierre Tel: +868 658 4200 Fax: +868 658 2513

Jokhan General Contractors Ltd Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 6941 Fax: +868 679 6945

Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd Rio Grande Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Savonetta Tel: +868 636 1522 Fax: +868 636 6810

Lennox Petroleum Services Ltd 21 Princess Margaret Street San Fernando Tel: +868 657 7205 Fax: +868 657 5782 Email:

Point Fortin Hardware Ltd 27-29 Guapo, Cap-de-Ville Road Point Fortin Tel: +868 648 3053 Fax: +868 648 3256

Magic Mist Services Ltd Corner Duke & Stone Street West Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 7304, 624 3008 Fax: +868 627 6691 Email: Mainstream Foods Ltd 21A Frederick Settlement, Caroni Tel: +868 622 6848 Fax: +868 662 3250 Email: Maritime General Insurance Co Ltd 29 Tenth Avenue, Barataria Tel: +868 674 0148 Fax: +868 638 6663 Methanex Trinidad Ltd Maracaibo Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate PO Bag 723 Couva Post Office Tel: +868 679 4400 Fax: +868 679 2400

Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Ltd PLIPDECO House, Orinoco Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2201 Fax: +868 679 8623 Email: Point Lisas Nitrogen Ltd PO Bag 38, Couva Post Office North Caspian Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 3776 Fax: +868 636 3768 Point Lisas Steel Products Ltd 401 Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 7991 Fax: +868 636 7995 Email:

Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd 6A Queen's Park West Port of Spain Tel: +868 624 0383 Fax: +868 625 0983 Prestige Holdings Ltd 5 Long Circular Road, St. James Tel: +868 622 7011 Fax: +868 622 3973 Email: Process Components Ltd Amazon Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate Tel: +868 636 7776 Fax: +868 679 5033 Process Management Ltd PO Box 5274 Southwestern Corner, Caribbean Drive & Pacific Avenue, Point Lisas Industrial Estate Couva Tel: +868 636 2170 Fax: +868 636 8826 Qualitech Machining Services Ltd Amazon Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 0209 Fax: +868 636 0209, 636 1931 Ramkissoon's Electrical Ltd (Jshco Ltd) Deonarine Junction, McBean Village, Couva Tel: +868 679 3118 Fax: +868 679 6180 Email: Readymix (West Indies) Ltd Tumpuna Road, Guanapo, Arima Tel: +868 643 2429 Fax: +868 643 3209 Reesal Industries Ltd Greenland Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 5883 Fax: +868 636 5980 Email: Refinery & Industrial Fabricators Ltd 98 Sum Sum Hill Road, Claxton Bay Tel: +868 636 7348 Fax: +868 636 7348 Email: Republic Grains Investment Ltd Caspian Drive North Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 623 2035, 679 2754 Fax: +868 626 2615, 679 2103 Email:

Supermix Feeds Trinidad Ltd 28 O'Meara Industrial Estate, Arima Tel: +868 643 2435 Fax: +868 646 1967 Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd PO Box 3, 1 Edward Street Port of Spain Tel: 868 625 4431/ Fax: 868 627 0856 The Dairy House Ltd c/o Bhagwansingh's Hardware & Steel Industry Ltd Sea Lot, Port of Spain Tel: +868 627 8335 Fax: +868 625 3403 The Information Channel Lady Young Road, Morvant Tel: +868 675 3268 Fax: +868 674 0393 Email: The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd Orinoco Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva PO Box 1127 Port of Spain Tel: +868 636 4662, 636 4680 Fax: +868 679 2384 Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission 63 Frederick Street Port of Spain, Lisas Gardens, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 623 6291, 636 0821 Fax: +868 625 3759 Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Co Ltd NP House National Drive Sea Lots, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 1366 Fax: +868 627 4028 Trinidad Cement Ltd Southern Main Road, Claxton Bay Tel: +868 659 2381 Fax: +868 659 2540 Trinidad Energy Investments Ltd 13 Stanmore Avenue, Port of Spain Tel: +868 625 3133 Fax: +868 623 2786 Trinidad Nitrogen Co Ltd Old Southern Main Road, Savonetta Tel: +868 636 2781 Fax: +868 636 7091

S & D Construction Ltd 1 Bryce Road, Point Fortin Tel: +868 648 1137 Fax: +868 648 3350 Email:

United Engineering Services Ltd St. Lawrence Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 3452, 678 1618 Fax: +868 636 8855

Sant's Equipment & Rentals Ltd North Sea Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 679 6000 Fax: +868 679 6100

Universal Foods Ltd Corner Pacific Avenue & Caribbean Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 7965 Fax: +868 636 7987

Scaffolding Manufacturers Trinidad Ltd 53 Pacific Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 2457 Fax: +868 679 1912 Email: Screen Manufacturing Company Ltd c/o Venwell International Building 8A Edoo's Industrial Complex La Romaine, San Fernando Tel: +868 679 4085 Fax: +868 679 4086 Shell Caribbean Lubricants Ltd Atlantic Avenue Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 636 0040 Fax: +868 636 0043 Southern Sales & Services Co Ltd Cross Crossing, San Fernando Tel: +868 657 8541 Fax: +868 653 9140, 679 2424 Southern Supplies Millennium Ltd Pacific Avenue Extension Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva Tel: +868 652 8816 Fax: +868 653 2531 Super Industrial Services Ltd 22 Rivulet Road, Brechin Castle, Couva Tel: +868 636 3656 Fax: +868 679 5050 Email:

Ventrin Petroleum Co Ltd Port Point Lisas, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, PO Bag 996, Couva Tel: +868 679 2962, 679 8682, 679 2975 Fax: +868 628 1182 Email: Yara (Trinidad) Ltd Southern Main Road Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Savonetta Tel: +868 636 2020 Fax: +868 636 2073

POINT LISAS INDUSTRIAL PORT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED PLIPDECO House, Orinoco Drive Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva, Trinidad Tel: +868 636 2201/2705-7 Fax: +868 636 4008 Email:

PLIPDECO Handbook  

Point Lisas industrial Port Development Corporation Limited, Handbook, published by Land & Marine Publications Limited.

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