St.Vincent has its own deepwater container terminal just outside capital Kingstown - a purpose-built facility at the Campden Park Industrial Estate, one of the islands main centers of light industry.
Operated by the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Port Authority, this modern terminal has taken some of the pressure off Port Kingstown, where handling space for containers is limited.
With deepwater berths and ample space for handling and storage, the Campden Park Container Port
(CPCP) offers the capacity and flexibility needed by St.Vincent to cater for its present and future needs.
In addition to containers, CPCP is used as a multipurpose facility for loading and discharging of breakbulk cargo such as lumber and pipes.
Another source for cargo business for CPCP is local factories on the industrial estate. About six companies on this estate make regular use of the terminal for loading and discharging their goods. The main companies of the estate being:
East Caribbean Metals Industry - galvanised and steel products
East Caribbean Group of Companies - flour, rice, animal feeds, bottled water, peas and beans
St.Vincent Packaging Limited - plastic products
St.Vincent Container Corporation - paper products
St.Vincent Brewery - non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks and beverages
Bottlers Limited - drinks and beverages
The terminal has a 100 meter long quay with two approach bridges measuring 50 meters by 60 meters. These bridges allow free circulation of traffic between the quay and the stacking area.
Depth alongside is 12.0 meters - deeper than Port Kingstown - allowing vessels of up to 12,0000 dwt to berth.
The stacking area has 540 ground slots with plug-in for up to 12 refrigerated containers.
At the forefront of the terminal operations is the 100-ton Gottwald
harbour crane. Commissioned in July 2008, the crane is supported by a
fleet of other handling equipment including a 40-ton top lifter for
three-high stacking, six 4-ton fork-lift trucks, two container haulers
and 12 trailers.