Bird Rock, Basseterre, St. Kitts, Thursday 20th July 2017 – The St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) has made significant strides in improving the overall efficiency of Cargo movement with the procurement of hi-tech equipment like the TC5 Konecrane Reach Stacker, and most recently, the newly constructed and completed inner pathway from the Reefer Park at the Deep Water Harbor to Shed II at the Customs Holding Area, at Bird Rock.

This new pathway included the construction of an access road leading from the northern side of the Reefer Park to the storage area, adjacent to the other access road up to the Customs Vehicle Storage area at Transit Facility II (Shed 2).

Speaking with the Project’s Manager, he noted the reason for this construction:

This new road will facilitate safer/secure and a more controlled monitoring of traffic for transportation of cargo from Transit Facility I (Shed 1) to Transit Facility II (Shed 2) by ensuring that said traffic remains within the more sterile parameters of SCASPA premises. This allows for less interaction with the general public especially while transporting large containers, bulky items, toxic/gaseous cargo, cement and other high risk cargo that can impact public health and safety should there be any incidents.

He also expressed sincere thanks to the Authority for swift attention to the implementation of this project,

I commend the Authority for collaborating with CONTEC on this project. They operated swiftly and diligently to the matter and completed the project on schedule. Many thanks to SCASPA and CONTEC once again for this.

The project commenced on Monday 10th July and was fully completed by Sunday 16th July 2017.

The newly constructed pathway became fully functional as of Monday 17th July 2017.

SCASPA Deep Water Port is the main cargo handling facility for St. Kitts that accommodates container storage as well as reefer facilities and a spacious park to accommodate the Port’s growing traffic in containers. Two transit sheds, one dedicated to personal goods and the other to commercial cargo, which provides some 175,000 sq ft of warehousing.

During the cruise season, the Deep Water Port provides additional berthing for cruise ships up to 960 ft in length with a maximum draught of 26 ft.

Written by SCASPA Communications Division