Port Overview

    The Bridgetown Port is the major port of entry for approximately 90% of the goods used in the manufacturing and retail sectors in Barbados. A major part of its responsibility has been dedicated to supporting businesses in the import/export trade, a job that it carries out without any government subsidies, unlike the majority of Ports around the Caribbean.

    Since its opening in 1961, the Bridgetown Port has generated its own revenue to fund operations, and paid all normal statutory obligations.

    All cruise vessels berth at the Bridgetown Port and it is currently the major home-port of the Southern Caribbean, conducting full and partial exchanges of passengers.

    Vision and Mission

    VISION: To be consistently the best of all Caribbean ports by providing quality services and facilities for cargo and cruise operations, and to use this regional leadership as a basis for enhancing international reputation.

    MISSION: To be the most customer focused, cost effective and highly efficient provider of value driven cruise, cargo services and related property development services while providing satisfactory benefits to stakeholders, including customers and employees.

    OAS STRATEGY:  To achieve competitive advantage by cost efficiency and high service quality differentiation, while endeavoring to ensure that stakeholders enjoy a higher level of success and quality of life.

    STRATEGIC THEMES

    • Build Long-Term Shareholder Value
    • Strengthen Strategic Alignment
    • Enhance Corporate Image
    • Improve Operating Quality and Efficiency
    • Enhance Market Competitiveness
    • Create a High-Performance Culture
    • Enhance Execution Excellence
    • Build Growth-Enabling Infrastructure

    Did You Know?

    Pelican Island, which was located about 600 yards from the mainland, was incorporated into the construction of the Deep Water Harbour?