Find Freight, Shipping and Logistics expertise in St Vincent and The Grenadines
Freight, shipping and logistics services are available in St Vincent and the Grenadines via air, land and water. The port authority for the country is the St Vincent and the Grenadines Port Authority (SVGPA). It has an agreement with sister ports in USA (Port of Miami and Port of Palm Beach), designed to increase cargo and cruise trade between the ports. The two principal ports in the country are Port Kingstown and Campden Park Cargo Port.
In 2010, St Vincent and the Grenadines exported goods, mainly agricultural goods and tennis rackets, to other Caribbean countries and Europe. Imports of foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, chemicals, fertilisers, minerals and fuels came from Trinidad and Tobago, USA, China, Singapore, and Norway.
In terms of transport infrastructure St Vincent and the Grenadines has six airports of which five are paved, offering airfreight services. There are 829 km of roadway of which most is paved and no railway. Over 400 merchant marine vessels are connected with St Vincent and the Grenadines of which the vast majority are foreign-owned. These include various types of vessels including bulk carriers, cargo vessels, chemical tankers, containers, liquefied gas containers, passenger and passenger/cargo ships, petroleum tankers, refrigerated cargo, roll on/roll off vessels and specialised tankers. The Ministry for Transport, Works, Urban Development and Local Government is responsible for overseeing all transport infrastructure in the country.
Port Kingstown handles cargo liners, cruise ships and inter-island ferries. The port generally handles containers and break-bulk cargo as well as vehicles which are regularly shipped from Japan. It is an important base for inter-island trade which can use the six-berth schooner basin and roll-on/roll-off vessels use the four berths at the ferry terminal. The deepwater pier which is mainly used for bananas, cement and vehicles is 247 m (900ft) in length and 9.75m deep.
Campden Park Cargo Port (CPCP) at the Campden Park Industrial Estate is a centre for light industry in St Vincent and the Grenadines and takes much traffic which would otherwise go to Port Kingstown. Large industrial companies on the estate make regular use of the port for their own needs and as a result the port handles much cargo relating to the metals industry, paper and plastic products, beverages, and food products. Facilities at the port include break-bulk discharging facilities, 540 ground slots for containers, plug-in for up to 12 refrigerated containers, cranes, top lifters, fork lift trucks, container haulers and trailers. The port has a 100m long quay with a depth either side of 12m, accommodating vessels of up to 12,000 dwt (deadweight tonnage).
The international leaders DHL, Fedex, TNT and UPS (represented in the country by Liat Cargo) all have a presence within St Vincent and the Grenadines. Numerous other local operators also offer developed shipping, consultancy, customs brokerage, and freight forwarding services. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Consumer Affairs is responsible for all matters relating to trade at a local, national and international level.
|Freight, Shipping and Logistics organisations in St Vincent and The Grenadines|
|Cox & Richards Customs & Shipping Agency||
|Perry's Customs & Shipping Agency||