Port of Bridgetown

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The Port of Bridgetown (officially the Deep Water Harbour), (AMS Seaport Code: 27201, UN/LOCODE: BB BGI, Port Callsign: 8PB) is a seaport in Bridgetown on the southwest coast of Barbados. Situated along Carlisle Bay, the harbour handles all of the country's international bulk ship-based trade and commerce.In addition to international-shipping the Deep Water Harbour is the port of entry for southern-Caribbean cruise ships. The port is one of three (3) designated ports of entry in Barbados; it along with the privately owned Port Saint Charles marina are the two designated ports of entry for persons arriving by sea. While the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport is the designated port of entry for persons arriving and departing by air. The port's timezone is GMT –4, and it handles roughly 700,000 cruise passengers and 900,000 tonnes of containerised cargo per year.

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Construction of the Deep Water Harbour began in 1956 by Costain Group of Britain, and cost EC$28,000,000 through completion in 1961. The port was formed by creating a man-made isthmus across the shallow strait that existed off the coast of Fontabelle, St. Michael. The isthmus formed 90 acres of new land stretching from the original west coast...
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