Technical Data
Basseterre Cargo Port (Deep Water Port)

Width of Low Ramp

47 feet

Width of High Ramp

47 feet

Height of Low Ramp from Waterline

2 feet 6 inches

Height of High Ramp from Waterline

6 feet 8 inches at low tide

Height of Main Berth from Waterline

9 feet at full tide

Length of Main Berth

400 feet

Distance between each Bollard

90 feet

Distance from Main Berth to Breasting Dolphin

200 feet

Distance from Breasting Dolphin to Mooring Buoy

200 feet

Distance from Elbow of Main Berth to Low Ramp

385 feet

Low Tide

12-14 inches

Depth at Ro-Ro Ramp

18 feet

Depth at Elbow of Main Berth

27 feet 8 inches

Depth at End of Main Berth

36 feet from seaward

Distance between each Dolphin

100 feet

Distance of Apron

100 feet

General Wind Direction

north east

  

CLEARING CARGO AT OUR FACILITY 2

Cargo clearing is a multi-stepped process involving contact with the ship’s agents, the Customs Department, and the Ports Authority.  You, the consignee (person importing goods), will first visit the ship’s agent to obtain the Customs Declaration Form.  After the Form has been obtained, go to Shed II and follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Transit Shed Office to have your cargo located and brought to the Customs Examination Area.
  2. Proceed to the Customs Examination Area to have your cargo inspected.
  3. Next, go to the Supply Office to pay stamp duty.  This is required for all items EXCEPT foodstuff and used clothing.
  4. Go to the Customs Long Room for a Customs Officer to calculate Customs Duty.
  5. Remain in the Customs Long Room and go to a Ports Authority Clerk to have the Port Dues calculated.
  6. Remain in the Customs Long Room and proceed to the Customs cashier to pay Customs duty.
  7. Stay in the Customs Long Room and move to the Ports Authority cashier to pay Port fees.
  8. Go to the Customs Warehouse Office to check the Manifest and receive approval for the release of your cargo.
  9. Return to the Transit Shed II Office to obtain a gate pass.
  10. Finally, have your cargo and gate pass checked by a Security Officer as you leave the Transit Shed

STORAGE OF CARGO

The free time allowed for assembling outbound cargo on and for removing inbound cargo from the Port, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, shall be five (5) days.  The Authority may, in its discretion, extend the free time allowances when delay is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the consignee.

The free time allowed for assembling outbound cargo shall commence on the day following placement of the cargo on the Port.

The free time allowed for removing inbound cargo shall commence on the day following the day the vessel completes discharging.

All cargo remaining on the Port after the free time period shall thereafter be assessed excess storage charges as follows:

  1. For the first two (2) days or fraction thereof, per ton or fraction thereof – $4.00
  2. For the succeeding two (2) days per ton or fraction thereof – $5.00
  3. For each succeeding three (3) day period per ton or fraction thereof – $8.00
Storage/Warehouse Charges (per ton)
DAYS AMOUNT $ DAYS AMOUNT $ DAYS AMOUNT $
1 to 2 $4.00 77 to 79 $209.00 155 to 157 $417.00
3 to 4 $9.00 80 to 82 $217.00 158 to 160 $425.00
5 to 7 $17.00 83 to 85 $225.00 161 to 163 $433.00
8 to 10 $25.00 86 to 88 $233.00 164 to 166 $441.00
11 to 13 $33.00 89 to 91 $241.00 167 to 169 $449.00
14 to 16 $41.00 92 to 94 $249.00 170 to 172 $457.00
17 to 19 $49.00 95 to 97 $257.00 173 to 175 $465.00
20 to 22 $57.00 98 to 100 $265.00 176 to 178 $473.00
23 to 25 $65.00 101 to 103 $273.00 179 to 181 $481.00
26 to 28 $73.00 104 to 106 $281.00 182 to 184 $489.00
29 to 31 $81.00 107 to 109 $289.00 185 to 187 $497.00
32 to 34 $89.00 110 to 112 $297.00 188 to 190 $505.00
35 to 37 $97.00 113 to 115 $305.00 191 to 193 $513.00
38 to 40 $105.00 116 to 188 $313.00 194 to 196 $521.00
41 to 43 $113.00 119 to 121 $321.00 197 to 199 $529.00
44 to 46 $121.00 122 to 124 $329.00 200 to 202 $537.00
47 to 49 $129.00 125 to 127 $337.00 203 to 205 $545.00
50 to 52 $137.00 128 to 130 $345.00 206 to 208 $553.00
53 to 55 $145.00 131 to 133 $353.00 209 to 211 $561.00
56 to 58 $154.00 134 to 136 $361.00 212 to 214 $569.00
59 to 61 $161.00 137 to 139 $369.00 215 to 217 $577.00