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Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT)

Travel, Ports, Shipping and Courier Services

The Port has been the gateway to the capital of the twin Island of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago since 1939


Officially named the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) on June 14th 1962, it is a Statutory Authority which was established by Act 39 of 1961 (Port Authority Act, Chapter 51:01) which provides for a coordinated and integrated system of harbour facilities and port services. The Port Authority is an entity comprising the following four business units.

PATT Governing Unit (PATT-GU)

PATT-GU is responsible for oversight of all business units and is headed by a General Manager/CEO Ag., Trudy Gill-Conlon. Its vision is to be the critical enabler in ensuring that all SBUs become efficient, sustainable, responsive and productive.

The Port of Port of Spain (PPOS)

PPOS is the cargo handling business and the major multi-purpose port in the country. Located in a sheltered harbour, it is ideally and strategically positioned to service the major sea lanes between the Americas, the islands of the Caribbean, and the trading links between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via the Panama Canal. Its core business comprises receipt, storage and delivery of cargo.

PPOS’ services include: general cargo, breakbulk, bulk/liquid and dry, heavy lift cargo, ro-ro vehicles, containers and CFS – unstuffing/stuffing. PPOS remains an important partner in the logistics supply chain of the maritime industry of Trinidad and Tobago for trade facilitation.

Port of Spain Infrastructure Company (Posinco)

POSINCO plays the strategic role of Port Landlord, managing the Port Authority’s 151.48 hectares of real estate and creating business opportunities, through port infrastructure development and maintenance, to boost cargo activity and the Inter-island ferry service. It also provides ancillary services of towage, harbour management and cruise shipping terminal operations; real estate leases/licenses, development and upgrade of port and harbour facilities in Port of Spain and Scarborough; and value-added services.

Trinidad and Tobago Interisland Company (TTIT)

TTIT operates the ferry service which provides reliable and affordable transport of passengers, vehicles and cargo between Trinidad and Tobago. It is a vital sea-link for business and leisure/tourism. For 2018 – 358,520 passengers were transported on the ferries. There are three passenger vessels and two cargo vessels in operation.

Passenger Vessels:

  • The T&T Spirit – 840 passengers & 165 vehicles.
  • Galleons Passage – 400 passengers & 60 vehicles.
  • The Jean De La Valette – 800 passengers & 156 vehicles.

CONTACT INFO: Administration Building, 1 Dock Road, Port of Spain | Telephone: (868) 623-2901-5