Thursday 18 July, 2019

Jean De La Valette to reach Trinidad tomorrow

Good weather permitting, the Jean De La Valette will arrive in Trinidad on Wednesday.

The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) on Tuesday confirmed the vessel’s date of arrival in the country.

Upon the vessel’s arrival at the Port of Port-of-Spain the Jean De La Valette will undergo routine inspection and clearance by Customs and Excise.

Following this, the process for acquiring the requisite approvals and training of local staff needed for the vessel’s operation in the inter-island service between Trinidad and Tobago will begin.

Government has leased the 10-year-old Maltese vessel for a period of a year with the option to renew for six months as a medium-term measure to ensure uninterrupted service on the inter-island sea bridge.

The third vessel acquired to service the sea bridge, it was originally expected to arrive in the country in May.

The vessel has the ability carry heavy loads, namely 40 ft containers, which will supplement the transportation of heavy lift cargo on the sea bridge.

It will cost Government $35,500 euros (around $271,014 TT) to lease the vessel per day.

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