In July 1997, Hutchinson Port Holdings, one of the world’s largest container shipping conglomerates, constructed the deepest Container Port in the region, The Freeport Container Port (FCP), with a depth of 16m. With a 2-mile approach from pilot station to the berth, this ideally located, 24 hour facility serves as a major world container transshipment hub between the Eastern Golf Coast of the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, and trade lanes to European, Mediterranean, The Far East and Australian destinations. It also serves as a feeder hub to small Caribbean carriers.
A leader in security, FCP operates a state of the art secured facility with full surveillance and is equipped with a mobile radiation portal monitor which is capable of scanning up to 9,000 TEU’s in a 30 hour period. FCP is a C-TPAT designated port and received the Mega Port Certification in 2005. It operates in accordance with ISPS standards and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers are also resident on site.
FCP is a full service facility outfitted with the latest machinery and technology. Guaranteed berth times are available and the stevedoring tariffs are very attractive.
FCP Future terminal development includes the construction of 12 berths, the acquisition of 45 quay cranes and the capacity to facilitate up to 6.7 million TEUs. At the completion of the future expansion, FCP will be among the top 5 largest container terminals in the Western Hemisphere.
THE GRAND BAHAMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTThe Grand Bahama International Airport located on the northern coast of beautiful Grand Bahama Island is situated at the northwestern edge of the archipelago that makes up the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
A privately-owned joint venture with Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), the newly-rebuilt and expanded Grand Bahama International Airport covers an expanse of land. It features two terminals – International and Domestic – and it has an 11,000 feet runway capable of handling the largest aircrafts in service. The Airport is a controlled security facility with Access Control System and Safe Passage System trained security staff, ICAO and ISA certified security staff.Grand Bahama International Airport offers the following amenities
Grand Bahama International Airport offers the highest international standards to its customers and is a gateway to efficiency and opportunity.
THE FREEPORT HARBOUR COMPANY
Located on the island of Grand Bahama, the Freeport Harbour Company is one of the largest man-made harbours in the world, and the deepest harbor in the region. The entrance channel and turning basin which are dredged to a depth of 16m (52 ft.) are surrounded by a huge expanse of sheltered water.
Freeport Harbour Company caters to both cruise and cargo vessels and while cruise passengers are bedazzled by the beautiful turquoise waters of the Bahamas, cargo ship personnel are similarly impressed by the efficient and professional services offered by the workforce at the Harbour.
Cruise vessels up to a total of 1,000 feet in length can be facilitated at one of the eight (8) berths in the harbor. Two (2) cruise terminals were recently renovated to enhance the experience of our cruise and day ferry visitors. Additionally, the cruise port offers to its passengers a:
Cargo vessels with a maximum draft of 30ft are welcomed at the Freeport Harbour and can be accommodated alongside. Up to five (5) roll-on/roll-off vessels can easily be serviced simultaneously. There are facilities at the harbour for containerized and LTL cargo, storage, car transshipment, wet docking, and ship repairs. Tugboat and pilot services are also available 24 hours.
Freeport Harbour Company enjoys a unique relationship with 3 major companies which make additional services readily available. They are namely: Grand Bahama Shipyard – an ISO-2000 rated ship repair facility, which has three floating dry docks and is capable of lifting vessels of 30,000 tons and measures 880 feet overall with a clear breath of 115 ft.
Bradford Marine – a limited full service yacht and ship repair facility including yacht storage, lay-up and wet docking facilities.
The Freeport Container Terminal. Security is paramount at Freeport Harbour and as such management has obtained the ISPS certification in addition to a highly-trained 24-hour security staff.