The Shipping Department was established after decentralization was introduced by the Company in 1989. The intention was to set up a number of profit centers that would function independent from each other, irrespective of their sizes or the services being offered.
The Department is ideally situated on Fort Street, Basseterre, in close proximity to most of the major businesses in town, whilst it is only a short walking distance from the ferry terminal and other drop- off points throughout Basseterre.
The Department provides importers with the opportunity to transfer goods to and from St.Kitts, via the use of a chartered vessel owned by Tortola Barges, but operated by the shipping department. The vessel offers a daily service to and from Nevis, but is nonetheless available for charter and excursions to neighboring islands.
The Department has been providing a wide range of rental services since December 1989. Thus, merchants’ houses, as well as, individuals seeking to move fully loaded containers can secure the requisite chassis and containers to move or store their cargo.
The Shipping Department commenced the captioned services in July 1996, and has since provided haulage for most of the major merchant houses and manufactures on the island. We provide the said services at comparable market rates and offer timely and efficient services irrespective of the location or the type of cargo to be moved.
The Department has been providing the captioned services since early 2000, and have facilitated the movement of all types of cargo to and from Nevis ever since. The department also facilitates the movement of goods to and from neighboring territories.
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