CONSTRUCTION OF BERTH 5 STARTED IN MAY 2015.
Barbados Port’s influence on the rest of the island is substantial, and this extends to its health and safety emphasis. Recently, the United Nations added Barbados to its list of maritime nations with high human development. The Bridgetown Port has also received several awards in the field, from organizations ranging from the Caribbean Shipping Association to cruise lines like Dream World and World Cruise Destinations. WORKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE “This is a modern facility that is completely different to what it was,” says Mr. Jean-Marie. “It has been structured to
make sure that it is competitive and there is maximum operational efficiency. I have just been elected President of the Caribbean Shipping Association, and I therefore want to have more collaboration between regional ports, so we have signed a number of MoUs. We want to see more being done in terms of training and collaboration so that we can maximize the services provided by the region. We are striving to become and expect to be the best-inclass port in the region, both from a cargo perspective as well as a cruise perspective. This is a safe, friendly destination with lots to see and do!” c
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