Cargo Handling

 

Facilities

Port of Port of Spain

Type of Port

Multi-purpose

PPOS' Business

  • Cargo Handling - receipt, storage and delivery of cargo including containers, breakbulk, ro-ro- car carrier, one-stop barrel shop, LCL, dry and liquid bulk.

    Location

    Latitude 10°39’ north, Longitude 61°31.d’west. The port is situated in Port of Spain, capital city of Trinidad and Tobago

    Size of Port

    Approximately 142 hectares with 61 hectares used specifically for cargo operations

    Ownership

    Public - 100% government-owned

    Number of Berths

    Eight

    Maximum size of ship

    Maximum LOA is 294m )  and  Maximum berth draft is 11.5 m

    Cargoes

    Containerized, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, ro-ro-car carrier, LCL and barrels

    Security

    In-house Port Police

    STORAGE FACILITIES

     FACILITY CAPACITY (sq m)

    Shed 3 - Unclaimed Cargo Shed 3,875

    Shed 4 -Breakbulk 3,875

    Shed 10 - Barrel Shop 6,522

    Empty Container Storage Yard 9 hectares

    Full  Container Storage Area 14.54  hectares

    Container Reefer Yard

    Vehicle Storage - Car park

    Vehicle Storage - Spectrum

    Pre arrival information

    ETA:  Must be sent 24 hours prior to vessel arrival for Deep Sea Calls and 10 hours for Short Sea Calls to the Planning Office ( 623-2901 -4 Ext 261,257,179) via email.

    Required documents

    Standard Berthing Application - available on the Port's website

    Standard messages

    Ship arrival and berth availability - sent via email from PPOS to Agent/Line

    NOR submission

    Vessel arrival information at pilot station and when pratique is complete and operations commence - sent via email from Agent/Line to PPOS

    Special regulatory requirements upon vessel arrival

    There are several Regulatory Agencies to which vessel per-arrival and departure documentation was be submitted. These include Immigration, Customs, Ministry of Health (Health Office), and Maritime Services Division, Ministry of Agriculture - Plant Quarantine Section

    Local Public Holidays

    Public holiday note:

    Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday. When two public holidays fall on the same date the following date is also given as a public holiday.

  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

  • Hindu festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

    2015

    Holiday                                                                Date

    New Year's Day                                                   January 1st

    Carnival Monday                                                 February 16th

    Carnival Tuesday                                                February 17th

    Spiritual Baptist Shouters' Liberation Day             March 30th

    Good Friday                                                       April 3rd

    Easter Monday                                                   April 6th

    Indian Arrival Day                                              May 30th

    Corpus Christi                                                    June 4th

    Labour Day                                                        June 19th

    Emancipation Day                                               August 1st

    Independence Day                                              August 31st

    Republic Day                                                      September 24th

    Christmas Day                                                    December 25th

    Boxing Day                                                        December 26th

    Divali                                                                To be Announced

    Eid ul Fitr                                                          To Be Announced


     

    Navigation

    Port Limits

    All that area of sea from the eastern bank of the mouth of the Maraval River, to the east of a line bearing 61°15’ from sea and parallel to the centre line of the Grier channel and seaward to a distance of 2.96 nautical miles, to the geographical position latitude 10°38’2” north, longitude 61°34’51” west and thence in a south-easterly direction to latitude 10°36’24” north, longitude 61°032’30” west then due east to the low water mark, on the east by the low water mark of the coastline in the area of the Caroni Swamp and Sea Lots and on the north by the low water mark of Port and IDC lands. Grier channel and basin is dredged to -12m chard datum (CD). The Sea Lots channel is dredged to - 6.7m CD.

    Pilot station details

    10°32.2’ north, 61°34.5’ west (for vessels less than - 10m draft) and at 10°36.5’north, 61°37’west  (for vessels greater than - 10m draft)

    Anchorages

    Vessels are permitted to anchor two miles from the Port of Port of Spain in the Gulf of Paria outside the entrance of the Grier channel

    Charts

    Admiralty Chart 484, 482, 483 and TT003

    Towage requirements

    Towage is not necessary for vessels under 1000 tonnes. Vessels above 1001 tonnes require one tug and vessels between 15,000 tonnes require two

     

Item No

No  of Vessels by Size

 

Standard

No. of Tugs

Required

1

Under 1000 GRT

 

0 Tugs

2

1,001  to     10,000 GRT

 

1 Tugs

3

10,001 to 20,000 GRT

 

 1 or 2 Tugs

4

20,001GRT and Over with LOA under 230 m

 

2 Tugs

5

20,001 and Over with LOA >230 m and < = 265 m

 

2  Tugs

6

20,001 and Over with LOA >265 m and < = 295 m

2 or 3 Tugs

 

Navigational aids

Aids to navigation include paired channel lights and range lights systems. Details are shown in drawing TT003

Tides

One metre difference between high and low tides. The tidal streams follow the coast

Repair and dry docks

No dry dock facilities in the Port. Facilities available at the Caribbean Drydock Ltd, five miles west of Port of Port of Spain. Slipway facility located at the port with capacity for vessels up to 1800 tonnes

Bunkers, provisions and fresh water

Bunker service available on request through local agent. The Port provides fresh water. Provisions available through shipping agents or ship chandlers

Means of water supply

Freshwater is pumped to vessels from quayside hydrants. Bunkers are provided via barges.

Medical facilities

The nearest health clinic is on the Port and is equipped with an ambulance. Other health service providers include Port of Spain general Hospital, St Clair Medical Centre and the Community Hospital Cocorite within radius of the city. The Eric Williams Medical Sciences complex is approximately five miles from the Port.

Airport and transport network

Piarco International Airport is approximately 21 kilometres (13 miles) away, approximately 25 minutes east of the Port. Nearest highway (Churchill Roosevelt Highway) less than a mile from the Port.

Crew changes

Crew changes can take place subject to Customs and Immigration policies and procedures.

BERTH INFORMAITON

BERTH

LENGTH (m)

DRAFT (m)

FACILITY

Caricom Jetty

248

4

Caricom Cargo

Catwalk (GSS)

107

4

Inter- Island Ferry Terminal

St Vincent Jetty

119 6

 4

Tug and Dredges

Slipway Guide Jetty

215

 

On lease for slipway operations

No 1

198

8.1

Hyatt

No 2

152

9.2

Hyatt

No 3

152

9.2

Passenger

No 4

152

9.9

Multi-Purpose

No 5

180

10.4

Container Terminal

No 6

140

10.5

Container Terminal

No 6A (east)

170

11.5

Container Terminal

No 6A (west)

170

11.6

Container Terminal

No 7

165

12

Used by UM Bulk Liquids Trinidad Ltd

No 8

194

9.5 high water

Used by National Flour Mills Ltd and  UM Bulk Liquids Trinidad Ltd

No 8A (west)

72

4

Dry Bulk 

General Layout

Berths

            Berth

Length (m)

Draft (m)

Facility

Caricom Jetty

     248

      4

CARICOM Port

Catwalk (TTIT)

     107

      4

Inter- island ferries

St.Vincent Jetty

     119

      4

Tugs and Dredgers

Slipway Guide Jetty

     215

 

On lease for slipway operations

                1

    198

     8.1

Hyatt

                2

    152

     9.2

Hyatt

                3

    161

     9.2

Passenger

                4

    161

    9.9

Multi- Purpose

                5

    161

    10.4

Container terminal

                6

    181

    10.5

Container terminal

         6 A East

    128

    11.5

Container terminal

         6 A West 

    169

     11.6

Container terminal

                7

    217

     12

Used by UM Bulk Liquids Trinidad Ltd

                8

    168

9.5 high water

Used by National Flour Mills and

Used by UM Bulk Liquids Trinidad Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

Channel

              Length

                 Width

                   Depth

               8.5 Km

                 122 m

                    11.4 m

 

Turning Basin: 540 m diameter

Anchorage area2 nautical miles from the entrance of the channel

Working Hours

Monday to Sunday - 24 hours a day. Weekend and public holidays - overtime rates applicable. Caricom Wharves: Monday to Friday 0700-2300 hours, additional hours at overtime rates. Office hours Monday to Friday 0800-1600 hours. Shed 10 (Barrel Shop): Monday to Friday 0700-1600 hours, additional hours at overtime rates.

Pollution

The newly founded Harbour Control Department, that is responsible for the seaside area and the interface area with the landside also manages marine pollution problems e.g. oil spills .They are assisted by the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan.

 

Tools

 

Exchange Rate Applicable:

September 2017

6.7298