Nassau


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PORT: Nassau

COUNTRY: Bahamas

CODE: BSNAS

1. LOCATION: On the NE coast of New Province Island. Approximately 155 n.m. EAST of Miami, USA.

2. OVERVIEW: The capital, largest city, and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Nassau is on a protected inlet. Commercial port facilities, apart from cruise, are being progressively moved to a new port facility at Arawak Cay; the former port areas around Bay Street are being redeveloped for leisure and residential.

3. MAXIMUM SIZE:

No beam or length restrictions, draft 7.92 m.

Passengers:  Depth 12.0 m.

Clifton Point:  Tankers:  Draft 10.97

4. TRAFFIC: Port handles cruise, containers and break bulk.

5. PILOTAGE: Compulsory for all vessels.

6. TUGS: Three tugs: Amberjack, Turbot and Snapper (2,180–4,620 h.p.). Tugs normally join vessel at entrance to turning basin. Customary for vessels to provide line.

7. BERTHS:                        

Berth

Wharf   

Depth

Length

Draft

Cargo

 

(m.)

(m.)

(m.)

 

 

Cruise Ship Pier:

 

 

 

 

 

 

26–25

12.0

436

 

Cruise

 

27–28

12.0

557

 

Cruise

Passenger Pier:

 

 

 

 

 

 

19–20

12.0

 

4.4

Cruise

 

22–23

12.0

463

 

Cruise

Prince George Wharf:

 

 

 

 

 

 

15–17

12.0

327

 

Cruise

 

14

6.8

157

 

Pleasure craft, fishing, port services

Arawak Cay:

1–3

8.2

711

7.92

Containers, bulk, break bulk, project

Clifton Point:

 

 

 

 

 

Rubis Terminal

 

 

278

10.97

Products

               

8. CRANES: Mobile cranes available.

9. WASTE DISPOSAL: A collection service is available, size ranges in cubic yards (containers) and are provided alongside.

10. SLOPS DISPOSAL:  Not available.

11. WATER: Available

12. FUEL: No IFO available. Small quantities of diesel delivered by tanker truck (4,000 gals.). Notice required. Small tankers can deliver fuel (80,000–100,000 gals.).

13. CHANDLERY: Bonded stores only available to passenger vessels calling regularly at Nassau.

14. CONTACT: Nassau Container Port, Arawak Port Development Ltd, Arawak Cay, Nassau, Providence Island, Bahamas. Tel: +1 242 242 323 7066. http://www.nassaucontainerport.com