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GENERAL COUNCIL
2013-2014
  • PRESIDENT:
    Grantley Stephenson
  • VICE PRESIDENT:
    David Jean-Marie
  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:
    Carlos Urriola-Tam
  • GROUP A CHAIRMAN:
    Roger Hinds
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Hernan Ayala-Rubio
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Kim Clarke
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Marc Sampson
  • GROUP B CHAIRMAN:
    Ernest Taylor
  • GROUP B REPRESENTATIVE:
    Juan Carlos Croston
  • GROUP C CHAIRMAN:
    Stephen Bell
  • GROUP C REPRESENTATIVE:
    Cyril Seyjagat
  • GROUP D CHAIR:
    Jeanine Liong-A-San

  • FREEPORT

    information for this port

    LOCATION: Latitude: 26° 31' N - Longitude: 78° 46' W

    ADMINISTRATION: Freeport Harbour Company

    PO Box F 42465, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

    Tel: +242 351 7350/7306 - Fax: +242 351 7370 - e-mail: fhco4@batelnet.bs

    General manager: Mike Power.

    Tel: +242 351 7350/7306 - Fax: ++242 351 7370

    Port operations manager: David Duncan.

    Tel: +242 352 9651/4195 - Fax: +242 352 6888 - Radio frequency: Channels 14/16.

    Port control: Freeport Harbour Control (24-hour operation).

    Tel: +242 352 4195 - Fax: +242 352 4199 - Radio frequency: Channel 14.

    WORKING HOURS: Mon-Fri: 08.30-17.00 - Sat/Sun: Overtime only.

    Closed: Public holidays (see over).

    APPROACH: The entrance channel is half a mile long and 500 feet wide with depth of 47 feet. Landmarks: Borco Towers and offshore platforms.

    HAZARDS: Shallow water outside channel. Offshore platform.

    TRANSPORTATION: Inland transportation is by road and cabotage.

    Freeport International Airport is five miles from the sea port.

    IMPORTS AND EXPORTS: Imports: Agricultural products and building supplies.

    Exports: Seafood, aggregates and agricultural products.

    WEATHER: SE winds of 10-12 knots. Hurricane season. - Offshore tidal range 3 feet.

    ANCHORAGE: Approx 2,500 feet to the NW from the entrance channel for a distance of 1.5 miles. Depths of 14.6 to 18.3 meters available.

    PILOTAGE: Pilot boards at 26° 30' N, 78° 48' W (approx). Pilot should be ordered through Harbour Control on VHF Channels 16/14 one hour before estimated time of arrival and departure - Pilotage charges are calculated according to draft and grt.

    TOWAGE: Available through agents or Harbour control.

    TRAFFIC: Average vessel calls per year:

    Container: n/a - Cruise: 809 - Ro-ro: 682 - Bulk: 120

    EQUIPMENT:

    Type

    Units

    Capacity (lb)

    Hyster H360 fork-lift

    1

    36,000

    H180H

    2

    18,000

    H80H

    2

    10,000

    550XL

    3

    5,000

    STORAGE: Covered storage: Seven warehouses totalling 37,847 square meters. Refrigeration: Plugs for reefer containers.

    BUNKERS: Supplied by tank barge and road tanker.

    PROVISIONS: Available through agencies.

    WATER: All berths have water available. Volume is limited. Cost US$1 per gallon.

    FACILITIES: Berthing capacity: 893 meters.

    Maximum draft alongside: 9 meters - Longest vessel: 360 meters.

    Cruise ships: Terminal available - Breakbulk: Quayside/landside areas available. Extensive covered storage for container, ro-ro and breakbulk cargo - Containers: Two berths with 548 meters, seven container cranes, 22 straddle carriers, 23 hectares. Annual capacity of 950,000 teu - Ro-ro: Fixed ramps for inter-island ro-ro vessels.

    Tankers and LPG carriers: Three berths available.

    Berth No

    Length (feet)

    Depth (feet)

    1

    500

    25

    2

    600

    27

    1 (LPG)

    500

    27

    Cruise ships: Four berths available for cruise ships along with terminal facilities.

    NEW FACILITIES: Phase 2 of the container port completed October 1999 with three berths and seven container carriages. Cruise harbour redevelopment will be completed in 2000.

    MEDICAL AID: Rand Memorial Hospital is eight miles from the port.

    ENVIRONMENT: Marpol regulations have been implemented. Slop reception and garbage disposal services are provided.

    LLOYD'S AGENT: West Atlantic Marine Ltd, Freeport.

    Information on this page was last updated:



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