Port Point Lisas is the second major port in Trinidad and covers a total area of approximately 23.33 hectares.
Port Point Lisas is located in the Gulf of Paria halfway down the west coast of Trinidad, 32 km south of Port of Spain, in position 10°24.2'N, 61°29.6'W. Trinidad lies about 20 km north of Venezuela. Its location between North and South America allows easy convenient connections to all major shipping routes.
Vessels approach Point Lisas via the Savonetta Channel, which is 1.75 nautical miles long, 152 metres wide with a dredged depth of 12.8 metres. The Turning Basins are 500 metres and 300 metres in diameter respectively. Both have been dredged to 12.8 metres. True course is 052.25°.
THE PORT IN BRIEF
With its strategic location, the port is often referred to as the "Gateways to the Americas" catering for containerized cargo from the U.S., Europe, United Kingdom and the Far East. Port Point Lisas is a multipurpose cargo facility operating on a 24/7 basis. With its six commercial berths (Nos. 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4 and 5) the port handles a wide range of traffic including dry and liquid bulks, containers, general cargo and breakbulk servicing both the individual and business sectors alike. The port also has expertise in handling project cargo, mainly for new plants on the adjacent industrial estate.
The direct access of port users to management continues to support PLIPDECO's position that "the customer is the basis of our existence", and has developed a reputation for first class customer service.
The reputation of Port Point Lisas is exceeding all expectations as it continues to expand its services and invest in new facilities and equipment with a view to attracting new customers.