Trinidad (Port of Spain)

Land of Calypso and Limbo

  • Shipping Services to Trinidad & Tobago

    Geest Line sail monthly from Portsmouth and Le Havre to Port of Spain Trinidad with a transit time from Portsmouth of 12 days.

    From the UK all cargo types are offered including dry, reefer, special equipment, LCL chilled as well as all types of break bulk including out of gauge cargoes. From Le Havre we offer a full container service including the export of vehicles.

    Geest Line are one of the few Shipping Lines in the world still offering as standard the 10ft container ideal for smaller loads and personal effects. With modern facilities at loading ports as well as destination ports Geest can offer a service to meet your requirements.

    For large heavy and out of gauge cargoes please contact our Head Office or our local agent for further information.

    About Port of Spain

    A natural harbour on the sheltered north western coast of Trinidad, the Port of Port of Spain is ideally positioned to service the major sea lanes between the Americas, the islands of the Caribbean and the trading links between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans via the Panama Canal.

    The Port of Port of Spain (PPOS) is the cargo handling business unit of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. PPOS provides berthing for international container vessels, breakbulk, roll- on/ roll-off, dry and liquid/bulk cargo vessels, as well as towage services, container freight services and warehousing, and a one stop barrel shop for clearance and delivery of personal effects.

     

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Port of Spain Facilities

  • Storage

    • Shed 3 – 3,875 sq.mts
    • Shed 4 – 3,875 sq.mts
    • Shed 10 – Barrels – 6.522 sq.mts
    • Container Yard – 9 hectares
    • Container Yard 2 – 14.5 hectares

    Number of Berths

    • 8 Berths
    • Max Length is 294m
    • Max draft is 11.5m
  • Container Handling Equipment

    • 4 Ship to Shore Panamax Cranes
    • 1 Mobile Harbor Crane
    • 12 Rubber Tyred Gantries (RTGs)
    • 6 Reach Stackers
    • 9 Empty Container Handlers (ECHs)
    • 2 Full Container Handlers (FCHs)
    • 45 Terminal Tractor Trucks
  • Container Types Offered

    • 10ft Dry Van
    • 20ft Dry Van
    • 20ft Open Top
    • 20ft Flat Rack
    • 20ft Reefer
    • 20ft Rum Tank
    • 40ft Dry Van
    • 40ft Open Top
    • 40ft Flat Rack
    • 40ft High Cube Reefer

Trinidad & Tobago General Information

  • General Information

    Capital: Port of Spain
    Official Language: English
    Area: 5,131 sq. km.
    Population: 1,225,225
    Currency: Trindad and Tobago Dollar (TT$)
    Location: Latitude 10°40′ N longitude 61°31′ W

    International Telephone Code: 1-868
    Normal Business Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

    Local news for St. Lucia can be found at http://www.trinidadexpress.com

  • Useful Links

    Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce: http://chamber.org.tt

    Trinidad and Tobago Port Authority: http://www.patnt.com/

  • Public Holidays

    New Years Day
    Carnival Monday  (Mar 3)
    Carnival Tuesday  (Mar 4)
    Good Friday
    Easter Monday
    Corpus Christi (Jun 19th)
    Labour Day (Jun 19th)
    Whit Monday
    Emancipation Day (Aug 1)
    Independence Day (Aug 31)
    Republic Day (Sep 24)
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day

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