Mr Daren Cenac, General Manager, Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA)



It is with pleasure that I welcome you to read the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Port Authority’s Handbook and Port Directory 2019/2021. This publication and its carefully crafted content will not only give you insight into our operations but will give you inspiration. SLASPA has recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary, and although we are faced with many challenges we are poised and more aptly positioned to deliver to the world.

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SLASPA: definitely not ‘business as usual’

The Saint Lucia Sea and Ports Authority (SLASPA) brand vision:
“To be the ultimate modern gateway, creating a network of possibilities for economic and social growth and development through the connection of people, partners and the world.”

facts and figures

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2015: 632,478
2016: 644,844
2017: 695,797

Cargo (kilograms)
2015: 1.79 million
2016: 2.13 million
2017: 2.04 million

2015: 192,657
2016: 195,862
2017: 197,108

Cargo (kilograms)
2015: 1.16 million
2016: 1.07 million
2017: 1.09 million
Container volumes
2015: 32,085
2016: 37,226
2017: 15,681

Cruise calls
2015: 388 vessels
2016: 383 vessels
2017: 423 vessels
Cruise passengers
2015: 677,394
2016: 587,953
2017: 669,217
Ferry calls
2015: 180
2016: 207
2017: 286
Ferry passengers
2015: 61,305
2016: 58,541
2017: 73,555


Saint Lucia: breaking records for tourism

Saint Lucia has huge pride in its tourism product and industry, and in the exceptional service provided to visitors.


Saint Lucia: a ‘must see’ cruise destination

The number of cruise passengers visiting the island has risen dramatically in recent years, and the growth looks set to continue.

Small and perfectly formed

Easily accessible and close to the capital, George F.L. Charles airport provides a valuable back-up to Hewanorra International Airport.

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Delivering services that meet the highest expectations

SLASPA facilitates trade and welcomes visitors arriving by sea and air.

Cruise provisioning


Cruise ships are like mini cities in their own right, with all of the day-to-day needs that any city’s residents might need. When a cruise ship calls into Port Castries, up to ten containers or more can be ready and waiting for loading – including chilled and frozen food, drinks and a vast range of housekeeping and other provisions. This requires detailed planning and scheduling.

“The containers will arrive about a week in advance on a vessel – we ensure they are positioned and ready to be loaded directly into the cruise ship’s hold,” says Leslie Sutherland. This type of activity is, of course, much faster in a ‘turnaround’ call, when a cruise ship starts and finishes its visit to Saint Lucia. Homeporting is expected to increase, and SLASPA is ready to meet the needs of this sector.


Smooth sailing

Port Castries and Port Vieux Fort
complement each other in the services they offer.

Massive expansion for international airport

SLASPA’s investment in the Hewanorra development will break all records.

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An airport for the future

HIA’s world-class infrastructure will meet the expectations of more and more international visitors.

‘Green’ features

Environmental considerations have been high on the agenda in drawing up the airport development plans. The design makes provision for all aspects of climate change. The roof system has been designed to allow for the installation of solar energy panels, and charging stations for electric cars will also be provided as required.

Flood mitigation works and other environmental mitigation will be part of the development. The final design of the HIA development is the result of a huge amount of consultation by SLASPA – with the Airports Council International (ACI), IATA, the Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority, Saint Lucia’s military, aviation and development control authorities and a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including airlines, fuelling companies, taxi drivers, concessionaires, the Ministry of Health and the Met Office.

From its earliest stages, the master planning involved attention to the tiniest details, to ensure that the new facility fits international, regional and local protocols, and is suitable for updating and phasing as required. The project has involved huge effort on all sides and the result will be of national and international significance. With the newly revamped HIA, Saint Lucia will have the most advanced and attractive airport in the region.

World-class marinas and a world-class destination

Yachts and superyachts: Saint Lucia is famous for providing ‘hurricane-safe’ berthing in the Caribbean.

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