Antigua’s multi-million dollar redeveloped port opens – CARICOM Business

(Photo via OPM, Antigua and Barbuda)

Antigua and Barbuda’s redeveloped Deep Water Harbour port will place the country on a footing to becoming a transshipment spot for the Eastern Caribbean. According to Prime Minister Gaston Browne the facility is the only container terminal port in the OECS, enabling it to provide services to neighbouring countries.

The US$90 million Port was constructed by Chinese construction giant, the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation. Work began in 2018 but was beset by delays, exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.

The Port now boasts a new cruise berth, cargo and logistics facilities, and other amenities. Offices have also been built to house Customs and Excise, the Plant Protection Unit, Immigration and other services to prevent customers being forced to journey into St John’s and back.

Extract from the CARICOM BUSINESS Newsletter, Vol 5. No. 50

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