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Port of Willemstad
Curacao’s sea gates have always favorably contributed to the island’s Caribbean gateway position in international commerce, being:
Today, Curaçao’s Port of Willemstad is a multi-faceted maritime service center, housing:
In 2002 the Caribbean Shipping Association elected the Port of Willemstad the ‘Most Dependable Caribbean Port’ for the third time in five years.
Curacao Ports Authority (CPA) N.V.
The driving force behind the development of the port, providing services, property, equipment, marketing and development of facilities. Port fees (harbor dues, wharfage, pilotage, and cruise passenger user fees) are reinvested in maintenance and development. CPA regularly makes major investments in upgrading facilities and services to ensure the highest level of professional port operations. www.curports.com.
Curacao Port Services (CPS) Inc.
Operates most cargo facilities, which are some of the largest, most reliable and efficient in the region. CPS offers general cargo, container, bulk, break-bulk, neo-bulk and transshipment handling, roll-on/roll-off, reefer, stripping/stuffing and storage facilities at competitive rates and operates 24/7. CPS was the first in the Caribbean to win the ISO 9002 Certificate Summa Cum Laude. For more information, please e-mail: email@example.com.
Curacao Dry-dock Company Inc (CDM)
The Port of Willemstad boasts the Western Hemisphere's largest and best-equipped commercial dry-dock. It is owned and operated by CDM, which has a reputation for competent service and long experience in ship repairs, conversions and dry-dockings.
CDM offers, among other services, hull, machinery, piping, electric, and electronic repairs to all types of vessels including offshore equipment, dredges, naval vessels and passenger ships.
The Port of Willemstad currently has five wharves available for cruise vessels up to 145,000 gross tons. The port offers excellent facilities: