The present port facility has played a pivotal role in the development of Port of Spain. However, with the growth of the city, it now lacks sufficient space for its functions and is further constrained by traffic congestion, obsolete equipment and outdated operations. It is proposed that the existing port facility be relocated offshore, creating a major Port City, and a modern cargo port with all the necessary attendant services and amenities.
These services would include a dry dock, ship repair facility, free zone areas and warehousing. additionally, a new Cruise Ship Complex will include shopping, food, entertainment, guided tours and information, all combined in one convenient, upgraded, duty- free location.
Other port functions, such as the ferry terminal and a dry docking facility are to be located in Central Port of Spain and near Invaders Bay, respectively. The ferry terminal will include offerings such as ABMs, food, information booths, etc. to passengers accessing the ferry terminal, while efficient and upgraded systems will be installed for the dry docking facility, including graving docks, service/guide jetties and ship repair/building services with all associated amenities.
The offshore relocation of the port facility will further development and expansion both eastward and westward of the original Central Business District.
The Port City will include the following: