With a highly skilled labour force, the deepest harbour in the region, and an international airport capable of handling the largest aircraft in service, the ease of moving goods is seamless.
With the cruise capital of the world approximately 100 nautical miles away at the port of Miami, and Freeport fast becoming a major cargo trans-shipment centre, the Grand Bahama Shipyard — with the largest floating dock in the Western Hemisphere — is at the heart of the regions industrial development; it is strategically positioned to service the needs of the transatlantic, Caribbean, and US Eastern Seaboard shipping trade.
The shipyard’s state-of-the-art 34,000 square foot workshop complex houses one of the largest lathes in the region, as well as a wide range of machinery that supports the creation of mechanical solutions and fabrication opportunities. The harbour’s industrial region has grown exponentially and is home to several international businesses, yet, there is still room for further growth.
In Freeport, ships arrive from and depart to ports in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Far East, Africa and Australia via Atlantic trade routes; and to the Pacific via the Panama Canal. Its ideal location, fast turnaround times and advantageous tariffs, have established Freeport’s reputation as a major trans-shipment centre.
Freeport Container Port (FCP) is privately owned and operated by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), the world’s leading port investor, developer, and operator with interests in 26 countries. Situated at Freeport’s deep-water harbour, the port offers container vessels quick access to 3,400 feet of berthing space with a minimum alongside depth of 15.5 meters.
The Sea Air Business Centre (SABC) is a 741 acre industrial and distribution park, located with-in a tax-free zone between the deep sea container port and the International airport.
Grand Bahama International Airport is a privately owned joint venture between Port Group Limited (PGL) and Hutchison Ports GBAC. The 11,000-foot runway handles the largest aircraft in service and is within easy reach of all major North America destinations. The airport is a key element in GBPA’s long-term strategy to develop an integrated distribution hub and trans-shipment centre on Grand Bahama. Additionally, the airport has direct flight connections to domestic and international airports in the U.S.