New berthing facility for Scarborough Port
Welcome improvements to berthing facilities at Scarborough Port in Tobago are expected to begin within the next year.
A new berthing facility is expected to be constructed.
Speaking at the Post Cabinet briefing on Thursday, Communications Minister Stuart Young said the upgrades will ensure that the port can accommodate the two new fast ferries which are expected to arrive in 2020 and cruise liners at the same time.
Currently, sea ferries and cargo-carrying boats between Trinidad and Tobago have to leave the Port and anchor outside while cruise ships are berthed.
Young said the new facility will be built to the specs for the new fast ferries which will service the sea bridge between Trinidad and Tobago and with large cruise liners in mind.
“The main reason (for the new facility) was that the number of cruise liners that come in to berth in Port of Spain and Scarborough has increased within the last year, this is something we welcome as part of our tourism drive.”