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. 

Caribbean Shipping Executives focused on disaster resilience and world trade at CSEC 2018

Being staged within weeks of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC) got underway at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina this morning with a strong focus on disaster resilience and world trade. In his opening address, David Jean-Marie, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), noted that Day 3 of the Conference, being staged from May 14-16, is dedicated to a disaster awareness workshop for the over 200 participants to learn from past experiences and help prepare for the future.

Technology, Global Trade and Cooperation take center-stage at CSEC 2018

The impact of new technologies, critical developments in world trade and innovative methods of cooperation are major items of discussion by shipping industry professionals of the Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference (CSEC) now underway at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina in Florida, USA. The conference is being presented by the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) from May 14-16, 2018 to provide a valuable forum for participants to gather useful and current information on various aspects of shipping.