Installation of New Crane At Port of Bridgetown

Barbados Port Inc.  (BPI) has commenced the assembly of a new Panamax Crane on Berth 4N at the Port of Bridgetown.

One hundred meters of berth to the North is being utilised for this assembly, subsequently restricting the number of Cargo vessels we can service at a time to one (1).

Cruise vessels berthing near the area may be required to utilize floating marine fenders.

Additionally, both Ship-to-Shore cranes will be relocated to the South end of the quay.

BPI Donates to Care of Elderly

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) is maintaining its commitment to the care of this nation’s elderly.

This week, a BPI team led by Chief Executive Officer, Mr. David Jean-Marie, visited the St. Michael Geriatric Hospital to present a gift of much-needed equipment.

The equipment, valued at approximately $10 000, comprised of ten (10) drip stands and (10) bath chairs, and was received by Manager Ag. of the Hospital, Mrs. Heather Payne-Drakes.

New Port Administration Building Coming In 2020

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) will begin construction of a new Administration Building in January 2019.


The new four-storey building estimated at a cost of $20 million, should be completed over the next 15 months.

The new facility will also house the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy.

Norwegian Escape Makes First Visit to Barbados

The Norwegian Escape made its inaugural visit to the Port of Bridgetown on December 15, 2018.

Sailing in with 4 424 passengers and 1728 crew on board, Captain Niklas Persson said he was delighted to be in Barbados.

To mark the occasion, traditional plaques were exchanged between Barbados Port Inc.’s (BPI) Divisional Manager Corporate Development & Strategy, Captain Karl Branch and Captain Persson.

MSC Preziosa Calls at Bridgetown, Barbados

The MSC Preziosa made its inaugural visit to the Port of Bridgetown on December 4, 2018.

With 3 200 passengers on board, Captain Corrado Laconis said he was delighted to bring yet another ship from the world’s largest privately held cruise company to Barbados.

To mark the occasion, plaques were exchanged between Barbados Port Inc.’s Manager of Terminal Operations, Ian Stewart and Captain Laconis.

New Ships Sail In Bridgetown Barbados

Marella Explorer and Carnival Pride Cruise into Barbados

The Port of Bridgetown welcomed two cruise ships on inaugural visits to Barbados at the start of this week.

The Marella Explorer sailed in on Sunday November 11th, with a crew of 798 and 1790 passengers. On Monday November 12th, the Carnival Pride made its entry with 941 crew and 2118 passengers.

Port of Bridgetown Wins

The Port of Bridgetown copped the highly coveted Multi-Purpose Port of the Year Award 2018, emerging the big winner from among 12 competing Ports across the Caribbean and Latin America.

The announcement was made during the banquet and awards closing ceremony of the just concluded 2018 Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) 48th annual general meeting and conference, held in Panama City, October 8-10, 2018.

Barbados Welcomes Carnival Breeze

Tourism Minister, Kerrie Symmonds, said Government is keen to pursue talks with Carnival Corporation on getting Barbadians trained for employment in top positions of the cruise industry.

Minister Symmonds, speaking as he welcomed the Carnival Breeze on its inaugural visit to the Port of Bridgetown on Tuesday, said this was one of the main areas of cooperation discussed with Carnival Cruise Line executives, when they visited Barbados recently.

New Board appointed at Barbados Port

The new Board of Directors of Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has been announced.

Senator Lisa Cummins, International Trade Specialist and Executive Director of The UWI Consulting Company is the Chairman and Dennis Cadogan, Deputy Chairman of Equity Insurance is the Deputy Chairman.

Deono James Muscles His Way To Number One

Last year Deono James shared with us his intentions and aspirations.  Since then Deono has accomplished much in his quest to become a professional in the body fitness arena. 

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