This edition of Port News highlights the role of Barbados Port Inc. at the Bridgetown Port, and the interaction of the various players in cargo delivery.
RS&D - Receive, Store and Deliver
The Bridgetown Port operates as an RS&D port - Receive, Store and Deliver, which is its prime responsibility.
The Port is administered by a corporatised company, Barbados Port Inc. In order to achieve its mission to be a high quality provider of marine, cargo and passenger handling and other related services to seaport users locally and world-wide, Barbados Port Inc. must drive efficiency among all of its stakeholders, and each player must do its part to attain an effective result. Barbados Port Inc. has the ability to deliver cargo to consignees within a 24 to 48 hour time period, but cargo documentation has to be processed and customs clearance obtained prior to delivery.
Several Players in the Clearance Process
There are several players that operate within the Port to move cargo to its final destination. These include the Shipping Lines, Stevedores, Ships’ Agents, Consolidators, Customs Brokers, the Customs and Excise Department, and the Hauliers. Each of these stakeholders has a major role to play in ensuring efficiency at the Port.