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Long Point Cargo Facility

The Long Point Port is ideally located on the southern coast of the island, just on the outskirt of Charlestown. Like most modern cargo operation, the port is approximately one (1) mile from the main road and houses Customs officials.

Long Point Port

The aim of the Port is to seek to maximize the use of the facility in accommodating the movement of cargo for domestic consumption and to enable and assist in exports.

This major project was completed in September 1999 in an area with a vast amount of undeveloped land. It was visionary as the government saw a future industrial site and an engine for the local economy. There is now a demand for land at Long Point and a number of businesses have commenced operation in the vicinity of the port. Perpetual growth and development is expected to continue for some time.

In 2005 the Long Point/Charlestown Ports won the prestigious Nova Port Cup presented by the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) and sponsored by Nova Port, Canada. It also placed 2nd in 2004.

 

The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) operates its main cargo handling facility at this dock with a layout of a modern port. It includes features such as:

  1. 24 hours security protection, meeting all the requirements of ISPS code
  2. Adequate number of reefer points for accommodating containerized cargo
  3. Excess space for ease of manoeuvring and moving containerized and break bulk cargo
  4. L-shaped jetty with a width of sixty 60 feet to allow for ease of cargo movement on and off the vessel
  5. Low-tide berthing with a depth of up to 6.5 metres

Served by two major shipping lines, Tropical and Crowley along with a number of smaller lines making weekly calls, the port boasts of its very spacious compound. It has plenty room for packing and storing containers, complimented by an adequate warehouse for bulk cargo.

With moderate activity at the dock, operators of vessels enjoy the nearly non-existent waiting time. Off-loading and turnarounds are within acceptable standards as the operation is conducted with efficiency and much emphasis on safety.

Nevis is well situated in close proximity to a number of islands in the Lesser Antilles and hence Long Point Port is ideally located for trans-shipment. Nearby islands include, Anguilla, Antigua, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and other Dutch Caribbean territories. There is much space available to store cargo in transit to other destinations in minimum time.

Underwater and Marine Construction Services Stakeholders in the shipping industry can now access commercial diving and other specialised underwater services provided by experts based at the Long Point Port. For further details click www.cdmltt.com. Refuelling of Yachts Yachting is becoming a major industry in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the wider Caribbean. NASPA has taken the initiative to provide a refuelling service to yachters. While temporary arrangements are being used at present, there are plans in place to construct a modern fuel facility at the dock to service various types of vessels. The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority welcomes the shipping lines and other stakeholders to our facility and look forward to creating new business relationships.

Ferry Schedule

Monday - Thursday | full schedule
From Charlestown
6:00 am | Caribe Queen
7:00 am | Mark Twain
8:00 am | Caribe Breeze
8:30 am | Sea Hustler

From Basseterre
6:00 am | Sea Hustler
7:00 am | Caribe Breeze
8:00 am | Caribe Queen
9:30 am | Caribe Breeze

Yacht Moorings

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Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) installed 40 yacht moorings along the western or Caribbean coast of Nevis from Oualie Beach to Charlestown to provide safe anchorage for mariners visiting the island.  NASPA also installed 50 swim buoys along Pinneys Beach from the Four Seasons Resort to Pinneys Beach Hotel in order to create a safe swimming area.  [ Read more ]