Port of Call: Willemstad, Curacao
Known as one of the premier vacation destination in the Caribbean, the island of Curacao is more than just a popular tourist spot. As one of the only islands in the Caribbean with a deep water harbor, the port of Willemstad holds particular importance in the facilitation of international shipping services to Curacao and the Caribbean region. Prior to 2010 the historic city of Willemstad was the capital of the Netherlands Antilles and today is the major economic center for the island of Curacao. International trade is one of the most import economic sectors to the island. In order to facilitate trade between the island and other countries, Curacao participates in various trade agreements with the European Union and through the Caribbean Basin Initiative with the United States.
Starting in 1999, the port of Willemstad began to undergo a major transformation as significant investment was made into the expansion of the infrastructure of the port. The port is not only able to handle container cargo but is also capable of handling automobile and heavy equipment shipping roll-on / roll-off (ro/ro) service to the port of Willemstad, Curacao. Today there is affordable ro/ro service for construction equipment, high heavy machinery and international car shipping to Curacao from the United States. In addition to ro/ro service, container service is available for general cargo
Some notable features of the port of Willemstad, Curacao:
- The port of Willemstad, Curacao is one of the few ports in the Caribbean with a designated facility to handle roll-on / roll-off vessels for overseas car shipping
- In July 2014 plans were unveiled for further expansion of the port under the Rif Seaport Curacao Master Plan which will increase current facilities to allow for more international shipping services into the port of Willemstad, Curacao.
- Under the Rif Seaport expansion plan, the planned development of logistical zones will allow better transportation between the port and the Hato International Airport.
- The Brion Wharves are capable of handling bulk and oversized cargo allowing for international boat shipping services for the shipment of personal boats including yachts, power boats, pontoons, cruisers and jet skis to Willemstad, Curacao from the United States.
For more information about shipping to the port of Willemstad, Curacao please visit: Port of Willemstad, Curacao Website.
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