FREEPORT CONTAINER PORT
THE TRANSSHIPMENT TERMINAL OF THE AMERICAS
Hutchison Ports FCP was opened in 1997 by Hutchison Ports. Serving as a major hub for worldwide transshipment of containerised cargo, FCP has 16 metres of depth alongside, 750 reefer points, and 3 berths. It contains 57 hectares of stacking area and capacity to handle 1.5 million TEUs per year.
The terminal operates a sophisticated computerised 24-hour facility with state-of-the-art security. It offers comprehensive support services and leading-edge technology to the world’s largest container vessels.
We commenced operations in 1997. It is located on Grand Bahama Island — one of the largest islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas — and is situated about 100 miles from the port of Miami, Florida. It is currently the deepest container terminal in the region and serves as a major container transshipment hub for the eastern seaboard of the US and the principal east/west line-haul routes through the region.
With our dedicated staff and use of leading-edge technology, including real-time communications and port-management systems, FCP is capable of handling the largest container vessels in the world. Upon completion of the US$250 million Phase V Development, FCP will have total quay length of 1,536 metres, a yard area of 63 hectares, a depth alongside of 15.5 metres, nine post-Panamax cranes and one super-post-Panamax quay cranes.
The FCP Guarantee
Guaranteed berth windows
Attractive transshipment rates
Guaranteed lifts availability
Attractive and flexible empty storage terms
Guaranteed reefer points availability
Outstanding customer support
Guaranteed future growth availability
Up to 1.5 million plus TEU annual capacity and further expansion availability
Berth on arrival – space for multiple, simultaneous vessel calls, minimum 2
Highest safety, security and environment standards
State of the art facilities and equipment
Attractive Empty Pool
500k TEU p.a. empty storage capacity
Flexible and attractive storage terms
Additional stacking capacity available if required
Productivity highest in the region (30 moves/GCR)
Radiation Scanning, ISPS, CSI and Mega Ports Security certification
OHSAS (Safety Certification)
Ability to handle +8000 TEU vessels (-16m draft), the deepest in the region
More than 1km straight line deepwater berths.
Berth on Arrival
Ability to maintain high level of schedule integrity
Prime windows available
47 Acres for expansion
Additional 788m berth length
Area for logistics related activities available
Coverage of four key markets from one port:
US East Coast
20% lower network cost through hub strategy
|Phase I, II, III||1,036 M Berth Completed|
|Phase IV||12 Hectare Stacking Area Completed|
|Phase V||350 M Berth & Stacking Area|
|Phase VI (A-B)||Berth 440 M Berth|
|Phase VII||335 M Berth & Stacking Area|
Deepest Regional Draft: 16m
The United States and The Bahamas signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 30, 2004, to begin the implementation of the Megaports Initiative.
The objective of this initiative is to deter, detect, and interdict illicit nuclear and radioactive materials being trafficked through the global maritime system
CONTAINER SECURITY INITIATIVE (CSI)
CSI addresses the threat to border security and global trade posed by the potential for terrorist use of a maritime container to deliver a weapon. CSI proposes a security regime to ensure all containers that pose a potential risk for terrorism are identified and inspected at foreign ports before they are placed on vessels destined for the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has stationed multidisciplinary teams of U.S. officers from both CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to target and prescreen containers and to develop additional investigative leads related to the terrorist threat to cargo destined to the United States.
The three core elements of CSI are:
Identify high-risk containers. CBP uses automated targeting tools to identify containers that pose a potential risk for terrorism, based on advance information and strategic intelligence.
Prescreen and evaluate containers before they are shipped. Containers are screened as early in the supply chain as possible, generally at the port of departure.
Use technology to prescreen high-risk containers to ensure that screening can be done rapidly without slowing down the movement of trade. This technology includes large-scale X-ray and gamma ray machines and radiation detection devices.
Through CSI, CBP officers work with host customs administrations to establish security criteria for identifying high-risk containers. Those administrations use non-intrusive inspection (NII) and radiation detection technology to screen high-risk containers before they are shipped to U.S. ports.
Freeport Container Port works closely with on-site US Customs & Border Protection officers to ensure full compliance and adherence with CSI.
FCP Crane Training
Freeport Container Port (FCP) is a privately owned and operated port of Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 318 berths in 53 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies. In 2009, the HPH Group handled a combined throughput of 65.3 million TEU worldwide.
Excellence in vocational training
Reduced training time and cost
State of the art crane simulator
Real time crane training
Quayside & mobile harbor crane training
Things to Know
Application – Completed application forms and fees must be received by the company two weeks (14 days including weekends) prior to the course start date.
Insurance – Tuition is inclusive of personal injury insurance coverage for each student.
Valid Health Certificate
Verification of vision & depth perception
Age 21 years or older
Student visas required for international Students
Simulator Training 91 hours
Classroom Training 14 hours
STS Crane Training 35 hours
Find out more about Freeport Container Port's Crane simulator training program by downloading the PDF.
FCP Quick Facts
Capacity & Amenities
16 Meters of draft alongside and in the channel capable of handling mega container vessels
1036 meters berth length
Easily facilitates multiple clients
Guaranteed berth windows available
No waiting times
57 hectares yard stacking area
Additional 72 hectares available for expansion
Interactive terminal operating & yard planning system and GPS container tracking
750 reefer points
Reefer monitoring & repairs
Shipyard in close proximity offering:
Wet berth repairs
Repair and Maintenance of Containers
Productivity & Support Services
30+ moves per hour
24/7 operation (no rate differential)
ISPS, CSI, Mega Ports Security certification
OHSAS (Safety Certification)
100% Radiation Scanning
State of the art security and surveillance systems
Container Repair Facilities
For further information or assistance please contact:
Freeport Container Port Ltd.
P.O. Box F-42465
Freeport, Grand Bahama