Members of the public are advised that from tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14, essential cargo deliveries will be done through an appointment system at the Bridgetown Port, between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Persons may book appointments by sending an email to the following addresses based on their requirements:
- For less than container loads collection – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Full container loads collection – email@example.com
- Exports (for less than container loads) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exports (full container loads) – email@example.com
Appointment confirmations will be sent via return email, and all relevant documentation must be presented at the gate.
However, persons may direct queries to, or seek assistance by calling 244-1823 or 434-6100 extension 5401/2/3/5 for lesser than container loads; 832-8398 or 434-6100 extension 5501/2/6 for full container loads; or 434-6100 extension 5405/6/7 for exports.
This forms part of the National COVID-19 response to ensure cargo identified as essential is unstuffed and delivered to consignees, and that exports are facilitated in an efficient and timely manner.
The new protocol is a collaborative initiative of Barbados Port Inc., the Customs & Excise Department, the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Port Health Unit, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Plant Quarantine and Veterinary Services Units, and the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce.
For more information, persons may visit the Barbados Port Inc.’s website.