The Port of Bridgetown is ISPS compliant / Level One

1.      There is No Smoking / No Spitting in the port

2.      No Children under 12 years allowed

3.      All visitors to the port shall be issued with a visitors pass authorizing access to SPECIFIED AREAS.  Persons must stay within the designated areas.

4.      All persons entering / exiting the Bridgetown Port and their bags shall be subject to search at the Points of Entry or Exit.

5.      All persons must visibly display their port ID pass on their outer clothing above the waist line, while on the port’s premises.

6.      NO FIREARMS or OFFENSIVE WEAPONS are allowed on the port’s premises.  Persons may be challenged at the gate by port security with regard to carrying firearms.

7.      Pedestrians must use the marked pedestrian walks provided and look out for heavy equipment

8.      Port Passes are issued between 800hrs and 1500hrs.

9.      There is NO PARKING along the Cross-berth at anytime.

10.  There is NO PARKING along berths 4 and 5.

11.  Parking alongside vessels is only allowed with the prior permission of the Manager Security Services

12.  On entering the port, persons must comply with the instructions given by the Port Security Officers or uniformed members of the Royal Barbados Police Force.

13.  Parking for customers coming to collect cargo is provided along the road outside the Cargo Gate. 

14.  When collecting cargo for someone other than yourself, you must provide a letter from that person along with some form of photo identification from that person as well as your own photo identification and the cargo documentation.

15.  The Road Traffic Regulations of Barbados apply to all roads inside the port compound including the pedestrian crossings.

16.  The gate through which you enter is the gate through which you must exit.

17.  Only one person is allowed to enter the port for a consignment.

All persons entering the Port of Bridgetown are now required to produce some form of photo identification, e.g. National Registration card, Passport or Drivers License, in addition to the customary documentation.

All persons entering the port are required to state their business to the Security Officer on duty and are subject to search.

All persons entering the port must comply with the rules and regulations of the Barbados Port Inc.


The Main Gate provides access to the port staff and all other persons conducting non-cargo related business in the port.

The Port Security Officers are responsible for all entries into the port.

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