St. John’s, Antigua

Located on the northwestern corner of Antigua, closest to its neighbor Barbuda, in the largest town on the island, Port St. John’s is a major shipping hub and travel destination. The port has two main docking points, Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay. The most recent renovation was around 15 years ago on Heritage Quay. The port can handle up to four cruise ships at a time, and vacationers can enjoy various fun and unique tourist attractions on the island. Unsurprisingly, tourism is a central part of the Antigua economy.

Common Cargo at Port St. John’s

Port St. John’s receives imports from all over the world, including, but not limited to, the United States, United Kingdom, China, India, and Australia. The most common imports are machinery and construction equipment, oil, and manufactured goods. Antigua’s popular imports are made up of 21% of passenger ships, 16% of oil tankers, and 5% of container ships. The most common exports are manufactured goods, oil, and machinery and construction equipment as well. It’s also important to note that each country has individual customs. Antigua uses a CIF method for taxes, thus the shipping price will depend on the value of the goods and the shipping costs. Luckily, K International Transport is here to help with all those details.

Shipment Methods at Port St. John’s

The port accepts approximately 1,300 vessels, 1,363,000t of cargo, 32,500TEU, and 673,000 passengers annually. One notable feature of the port is that it’s also able to handle shipments from a variety of methods. These include break bulk, container, passenger, multipurpose, and RO/RO. Once again, K International Transport is well-versed in all shipping methods and can assist you in making a seamless decision. Cargo should have a maximum LOA of 268 m and a maximum draught of 10.0 m.

An experienced international shipping company like K International Transport can help clients transport all cargo from ports in the United States to Antigua. K International Transport can also help clients make important decisions about their shipments, including the choice between container shipping options and RO/RO transport.

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