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Port Information

Port Information

Name
Port of George Town.
Lat 19 18N; Long 81 23W.
Admiralty Chart: 462
Admiralty Pilot: 70
Time Zone: GMT-5hUNCTAD
Locode: KY GEC
Operating Agency
Operated by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands.
Capital of the Cayman Islands
George Town.
Contact Person
Paul Hurlston, Port Director
Officials
Deputy Port Director, Chief Logistics Officer - Dale Christian;
Cargo Operations Manager - Bruce Reynolds;
Acting Manager of Cruise Operations & Security (PFSO) - Roylee Moore;
Approach
Open road stead port of George Town, Grand Cayman

You may reach us at:

Grand Cayman Location and Main Office

113 Seafarers Way
Grand Cayman

CAYMAN ISLANDS
PO BOX 1358
KY1-1108

Cayman Brac Location

385 Creek Road
Cayman Brac

CAYMAN ISLANDS
PO BOX 9
KY2-2301

braccargo@caymanport.com

Cargo Distribution Center (CDC)

126 Portland Dr.
Industrial Park
Grand Cayman

CAYMAN ISLANDS
PO BOX 1358
KY1-1108

Billing Office

110 Portland Dr.
Industrial Park
Grand Cayman

CAYMAN ISLANDS
PO BOX 1358
KY1-1108

To Contact Specific Departments:

Executive Management

executive@caymanport.com

CYB Accounts Department

bracadmin@caymanport.com

GCM Account Department:

Account Payables

ap@caymanport.com

Account Receivables

ar@caymanport.com

It

it@caymanport.com

Cruise

cruise@caymanport.com

Warehouse

Deliveries

delveries@caymanport.com

GCM Cargo

cdccargo@caymanport.com

CYB Cargo

bracCargo@caymanport.com

Security

securityUsers@caymanport.com

HR

hr@caymanport.com

Fleet Management

fleet@caymanport.com

Safety

safety@caymanport.com

Dock Cargo (operations)

dockcargo@caymanport.com

The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands operating hours for Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac are as follows:

Grand Cayman

DEPT MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Admin. Office 8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
CLOSED CLOSED
Billing 8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
12:00 NOON
CLOSED
Warehouse 8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:30 AM
11:45 AM
CLOSED
Dock 6:00 PM
5:00 AM
6:00 PM
5:00 AM
6:00 PM
5:00 AM
6:00 PM
5:00 AM
6:00 PM
5:00 AM
6:00 PM
5:00 AM
6:00 PM
5:00 AM
Container Yard
(Day Time)
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:00 AM
4:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:00 NOON
CLOSED
Container Yard
(Night Time)
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
Vessel Operations 6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
Cruise Operations 6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 AM
6:00 PM

NOTE: The warehouse still closes at noon, but the gate to the warehouse closes at 11:45am

Cayman Brac

DEPT MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Admin. Office 8:30 AM
5:00 PM
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
CLOSED CLOSED
Warehouse 8:00 AM
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
*CLOSED CLOSED
Holidays

*The Warehouse, Cayman Brac is open on Saturdays only when the barge arrives in Port on Fridays from 12:00pm onwards. The warehouse, container yard, and dock are closed on public holidays from 12 midnight before the holiday until 12 AM after the holiday.

Ship your cargo using any of the shipping companies or one of the agents.

For Importing and Exporting of Cargo to/from Cayman brac

Thompson Shipping is the only agent/company to import and export freight from Cayman Brac. You may contact them for further information.

For Shipping Agents/Companies Information

The following companies provide freight shipping/agency services to and from the Cayman Islands:

SeaFreight Agencies
SeaFreight Agencies

(305)592-6060

West Indian Shipping
West Indian Shipping

(345)945-7126

Cayman Islands Shipping (Capt. Shelby Hydes)
Cayman Islands Shipping (Capt. Shelby Hydes)

(345)949-2101

Thompson Shipping
Thompson Shipping

(345)949-8044

Hyde Agency Ltd.
Hyde Agency Ltd.

(345)947-4933

The following is a list of ports where cargo is transported to and from Grand Cayman:
Port Everglades, FloridaPort Everglades, Florida
Mobile, AlabamaMobile, Alabama
Tampa, FloridaTampa, Florida
Jacksonville, FloridaJacksonville, Florida
Miami, FloridaMiami, Florida
Kingston, JamaicaKingston, Jamaica
Montego Bay, JamaicaMontego Bay, Jamaica
Port Charges

These are the current port fees and they are subject to change without notice
All rates in KYD unless mentioned otherwise.

BILLING OF THE CONSIGNEE CARGO RATES
Dry Cargo for various consignees in Containers, Flatracks or Trailers:
Cargo Dues by short or cubic ton whichever is the greater X $20.00
Trucking (wt of goods / wt of cont X $60.00(20′) or $120.00(40′) or $135.00(45′) $0.60 minimum
*** Number of tonnage can be determined by dividing the cubic feet by 40 (cubic ton) or by dividing the weight by 2000 (short ton). The minimum tonnage is .25
Trucking for a 20′ unit $60.00
Trucking for a 40′ unit $120.00
Trucking for a 45′ unit $135.00
There are set fees for a 20 ‘unit ( $400.00 ), 40 ‘( $800.00), 45 ‘( $900.00 ) consigned to one consignee.
Dry Cargo [Other than Vehicles or any kind of mobile equipment] On Break Bulk:
Cargo Dues by short or cubic ton whichever is the greater $16.65
Cargo Handling $16.65
There are no Trucking charges.
Vehicles or any kind of mobile equipment On Break Bulk:
Cargo Dues by short ton only (less than 6 tonnes) $300.00
Cargo Dues by short ton only (6 tonnes or greater than 6 tonnes) $500.00
Cargo Handling $16.65
There are no Trucking charges.
Refrigerated Cargo in Containers, Flatracks or Trailers:
Cargo Dues by short ton only $20.00
Trucking (wt of goods / wt of cont X $60.00(20′) or $120.00(40′) or $135.00(45′) $0.60 minimum
All refrigerated containers are plugged in to preserve the cargo. There is a plug use fee of $50.00 per unit per day.
Boats in Containers, Flatracks or Trailers:
Cargo Dues by short ton only $16.65
Boat Handling up to 14 ft. $50.00
Boat Handling up to 15 ft. to 22 ft. $100.00
Boat Handling of 23 ft. and up (length in feet X $6.00) $6.00 per foot
Boat Delivery charges only.
Boat Licensing Fees charges go according to categories on the Boat Licensing form.
Boat Licensing Fees for the year (there are 4 quarters in the year):
The boat licensing application form as well as the vairous fees can be found at – Boat License Application Form (PDF)
Tanker Charges:
Cargo Dues only by short ton only.
Explosives $10.55
Diesel $3.52
Gasoline/Avgas $10.55
Avjet $3.52
Propane ([Net Amount Loaded]US Gals X 4.24 / 2,000 X $3.52) $3.52
Cement In Bulk:
Cargo Dues by short ton only $9.14
Stripping:
If a container consigned to one consignee is asked to be stripped, then there is a Stripping charge of $10.00 per ton.
Storage:
The free time allowed for removing inbound cargo from the port excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
is five[5]days. The free time allowed for removing inbound cargo commences at 0001 hours of the day following the day the vessel docked.
After the 5 working days, for cargo other than vehicles, for each day or fraction of each day, per ton or part ton; X $5.25
For vehicles, for each day or fraction of each day storage charge is : $25.00 per day
Storage charges include Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.
BILLING OF THE OWNER AGENTS
Navigational Aids for any vessel arriving from anywhere except Cayman Brac and Little Cayman : $36.75
Line Handling if any:
Up to 500 gross weight $50.00
From 501 to 1,000 gross weight $150.00
From 1,000 gross weight and up. $250.00
Berthing Fees if any:
(a) Jackson Point Terminal –
Rates Per 24 hours or part thereof
Per gross ton 8 1/2 cents
Per foot 42 cents
(b) at a Port Authority Cargo Dock –
Rates Per 24 hours or part thereof
Gross weight of vessel per day $.20
Length in feet of vessel per day $.50
Berthing Fees are determined by (the gross weight) X (the rate or by the length in feet) X (the rate), whichever is the greater.
Anchorage Fees after 72 hours per foot $.15
Teu’s Charges:
Dock usage per 20′ unit $20.00
Crane usage per 20′ unit $50.00
Empty Containers, Flatracks or Trailers:
20′ Containers per unit $4.00
40′ Containers per unit $8.00
Intransit Containers, Flatracks or Trailers:
With Cargo From One Ship to Another:
20′ Containers per unit $200.00
40′ Containers per unit $400.00
Intraship Containers, Flat racks or Trailers:
With Cargo From One Ship to Same:
20′ Containers per unit $100.00
40′ Containers per unit $200.00
There are no Trucking charges on Owner/Agent billing.
There are no charges on recyclables such as empty crates, empty pallets, etc . There are no charges on any goods leaving Cayman Brac or Little Cayman.
Dry, chill or frozen for various consignees or one consignee in Containers, Flatracks, Trailers, Break Bulk:
Cargo Dues by short or cubic ton $16.65
Vehicles or any kind of mobile equipment for various consignees or one consignee in Containers, Flatracks, Trailers, Break Bulk:
Cargo Dues by short ton only (less than 6 tonnes) $300.00
Cargo Dues by short ton only (6 tonnes or greater than 6 tonnes) $500.00
Cargo Handling by short ton only $16.65
Boats are billed the same as consignee billing.
Empty containers, flatracks or trailers may be left at the Cargo Distribution Center for 1 working day not including Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. After the 1 st working day, there is a Empty Storage Container charge of $4.00 X the days X the number of 20′ containers and $7.00 X the days X the number of 40′ containers.
Forklift or Crane Hire:
Small Forklift per hour $50.00
Large Forklift per hour $100.00
Crane hourly rate, 2 hours minimum $400.00
Water
0.05c a Gallon, minimum 500 gallons $25.00
CRUISE SHIP CHARGES RATES
Port Charges
Navigational charges $36.75
Passenger fees $5.74 per passenger
Any tender under 60′ $26.25
Any tender over 60′ $31.50
Government Fees
The following government taxes are charged per passenger:
For seasonal ships (per passenger) $3.20 (Epf Tax) + $6.00(Cruise Ship Tax)
For both yearly ships (per passenger) $1.60 (Epf Tax) + $6.00(Cruise Ship Tax)
BUS FARES
Note: All fares are in USD , one way only and four pax minimum. All fares are subject to change
RATES
GT Port to Royal Palms USD 5.00
GT Port to Beach Suites USD 5.00
GT Port to Public Beach USD 6.00
GT Port to Cemetery Beach, Yacht Club & Grand Caymanian Resort USD 7.00
GT Port to Turtle Farm, Morgan’s Harbour, Dolphin Discovery and Hell only USD 8.00
GT Port to Island Tours to Turtle Farm, Hell, Rum Company etc (1.5 to 2 hrs.) USD 30.00 per passenger
GT Port to Pedro Castle, one way (Shuttle Fare) USD 8.00 pp drop off, or USD 25.00 pp for 2 hrs tour.
GT Port to Pedro Castle, one way (Taxi Fare) for 1 to 3 persons USD 28.00
GT Port to Botanic Park, one way (Shuttle Fare) USD 25.00 pp for 2 hrs tour.
GT Port to Botanic Park, one way (Taxi Fare) for 1 to 3 persons USD 48.12
Spotts To George Town USD 6.00
Spotts to Beaches listed above add $1.00 extra on beach fares quoted above
Island Tours from Spotts USD 35.00
For all other destinations, check with the Port taxi dispatcher.
Berthing Capacity
  • Maximum dead-weight 6,000 tonnes.
  • Maximum draught 5.5m (18ft)
  • Maximum length of vessel accommodated 122m (400ft)
Berth Names:
Berths Length (m) / (ft) Depth (m) (ft) Type of Vessel
North 61 / 201.3 6 / 19.8 Ro/Ro
South 134 / 442.2 3.7 / 12.21 Lo/Lo
West 73 / 240.9 3.3 / 11 Lo/Lo
Cargo Pier Coordinates and Depths
19 17.717N / 081 23.092W (Center of face of Pier) North 26ft—19ft, 200ft long. South 26ft –12ft, 440ft long
West Wall 19ft from North RORO to 11ft at South corner of Royal Watler.
Royal Watler Pier Coordinates and Depths South 200ft X 41ft X North 357ft
19 17.844N / 081 23.068W (Center of face of Pier) North side-17ft—8ft, south side—15ft—11ft
South Terminal 19 17.667N / 081 23.020W 150 ft long 12ft—8ft
North Terminal 19 17.695N / 08123.004W 180ft long10ft —8ft
Anch #1 19 17.88N / 0 81 23.2W 34ft
Anch #2 19 18.183N/ 0 81 23.309W 45ft
Anch #3 19 18.458N/ 0 81 23.463W 51ft
Anch #4 19 17.639N/ 081 23.306W 48ft
Anch #5 19 18.760N/ 081 23.580W 54ft (Thompson Shipping Moorings)
Moorings for up to 160` Vessels (20kts winds max)
Off Hammerheads –19 17.955N / 081 23.055W–19ft
Off Cayman Auto – 19 18.040N / 081 23.051W- 9ft
Off Lobster Pot19 18.220N / 081 23.208W – 40ft
Off the Wharf – 19 18.282N / 081 23.201W –34ft
Off the Wharf – 19 18.346N / 081 23.202W– 25ft
Off the wharf — 19 18.406N / 081 23.209W-18ft
Off Pageant Beach –19 18.440N / 081 23.230W – 13ft
Off Pageant Beach19 18.470N / 081 23.272W 14ft
Off Pageant Beach19 18.540N./ 081 23.369W 16`
Mega Yacht Anchorage (Sand Bottom)
19 18.273N / 081 23.310W 44`
19 18.070N / 081 23.250W 42`
19 18.334N / 081 23.358W 42`
Seven Mile Beach Mooring
19 22.001N / 081 24.588W 44ft
Dive Moorings in Town
19 17.99N / 081 23.12W 17’
19 18.38N / 081 23.30W 20’
CMS Mooring (1) – 19 18 027N / 081 23 200W 34ft.
CMS Mooring (2) – 19.18 450N / 081 23.319W -15ft
John McKenzie Mooring 19 18. 081N / 081 23.223W 32ft
Spotts
Dock Position at: Lat. 19’16.29N / 81’19.07W South / North 100ft x13ft
Spotts Moorings
19 16.238N / 081 19.386W.26ft
19 16.206N / 081 19.241W 36ft
19 16.204N / 081 19.142W. 34ft
19 16.177N / 081 18.950W. 27ft
19 16.135N / 081 18.825W. 38ft
North Sound Main Channel
Outside - 19 23.19N/081 20.00W
Inside – 19 22.40N/081 20.26W
Rum Point
19 22.82N/081 17.48W
19 22.18N/081 17.49W
Gustus Channel
19 23.87N/081 22.144W 9ft
Yacht Club Channel
19 21.52N / 081 22.85W-7ft
Harbour House Channel
19 18.36N/ 081 19.40W-5ft
Scotts Bacadere
19 18.42N / 081 21.17W-7ft
Swan Island
17 24.47N / 083 56.29W
60 mile Bank
20 02.05N / 082 08.01W
Balboa Wreck
19 17.799N / 081 23.157W

Public moorings are located around each of the islands to reduce anchor damage to coral. These 18 and 30 inch white buoys may be identified by their blue stripe and yellow pick-up line and may be used free of charge. The smaller buoys are designed to hold vessels up to 60 feet long and the larger buoys are for vessels up to 100 feet. Public moorings should not be used when wind speeds reach or exceed 20 knots. Please limit your use of the mooring to 3 hours or less. It is the responsibility of the boat operator to ensure that the mooring is in safe condition – do not leave the boat unattended while on the mooring.

All depths are at low tide
The South Cargo Pier is 440 feet long with the water depth at 12 feet at the inner end and 26 feet at the outer end. At 100 feet from the inner most end of the South Cargo Pier, the water is 21 feet deep, which in effect gives you 340 feet of pier with a water depth of between 20 and 26 feet.
The North Cargo Pier is 200 feet in length, with the water depth at the innermost end at 19 feet and at the outer end at 26 feet.
The West Wall is 420 feet long from RO/RO at 19 feet to Royal Watler fence line at 11 feet.
The Harbour is in a designated Marine Park area and therefore discharge of grey or black water (sewage) is not permitted into our waters. Unless the vessel is berthed alongside one of our piers, there are no receiving vessels or tanker available to accept the discharge of grey water, or black water and so you will be required to go at least 4 miles offshore for the discharge of grey water.
Any discharge of black water must be in compliance with Annex 4, Regulation 8 of Marpol Convention on Marine Pollution; 4 miles from land for treated sewage, 12 miles for un-treated sewage.
No incineration while in Port.
Ballast water regulations not implemented yet, but coming soon.
Harbour Master
None
For Scheduling
Cargo Calls, contact Dale Christian
Cruise calls, contact Roylee Moore
To make radio contact
For Port: VHF channel 16;
Agent & Pilot: VHF channel 06
Tenders: VHF channel 10
Tanker Pilot: VHF channel 16 & 12
Tanker Pilot Station: 19 16 54N and 81 24 45W
Berth Description
The oil sea berth is located at Lat: 19 16.55’N & Long: 081 23.42’W and is 215mts(709.5)ft offshore the western lee shore coast of Grand Cayman.
Depth of water at the sea berth is 18mts (59.4)ft to 20mts (66)ft. The sea berth comprises of three (3) single hook cylindrical mooring buoys and two shore bollards. The berth has a single 8" (200mm) submarine hose for the discharge of all petroleum products and cargoes to the SOL and ESSO terminals.
Daytime berthing only, departure at night at the discretion of the pilot and vessel’s Master.
Weather
No berthing will occur during onshore wind conditions from the Southwest to Northwest quadrants.
Berthing will occur in daylight hours only in wind conditions less than 17 knots, sustained.
Normal prevailing weather is from the East to Northeast quadrant in the 5 – 20 knot wind speed range. Periods of strong winds from the North in the 15 – 30 knot wind speed range maybe experienced in winter months.
Severe weather cold fronts can occur in the winter months from late November to March producing rough weather from the Northwest.
Severe tropical depression weather “Hurricanes” can occur in the summer months from June to November.
Type of Equipment No. in Service Capacity
Head Handlers 5 15,000 – 90,000 lbs
Forklifts 3 30,000 – 60,000 lbs
Cranes 2 200 tonnes
Tractor Trucks 7 40.6 long ton
RTG 2 40.6 long ton
(a) Covered Storage:
  • Surface Area (m2): 1,858
  • Dimensions (m): 30.48 x 60.96
  • Sheds (m2): 22
(b) Uncovered Storage:
  • Surface Area: 13 Acres
(c) Storage Capacity:
  • Storage Capacity: 1800 TEUs
(d) Refrigeration Capacity:
  • Refrigeration Capacity: 35 plugs
The Port Authority sells Diesel fuel (in US Gallons).

Fuel Prices

(a) Covered Storage as of Dec 1st, 2022:
  • Duty Free (For Visitors) : CI$ 4.68/ US$ 5.71
  • Regular (For Locals) : CI$ 5.48/ US$ 6.68
Name
Port of Cayman Brac
Operating Agency
Operated by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands.
Contact Person
Myra Ryan, Port Acting Manager
Telephone
948 0240 or 345 948 0428
L.O.A. of dock
200 Feet
Width of dock
40 Feet
Depth of water at inner end of dock
15 Feet
Depth of water at outer end of dock
25 Feet
Dock position
Lat. 19’ 44.770N Long. 79’ 46.082W
Anchorage off the dock.
Lat.19’ 44.8N Long.79’ 46.3W.
Agents
Nat Tibbetts – 916 5028
kptib@candw.ky;
Brac Business Brokers 948-1438
Pilot
Bodden Shipping
Tel # 345 949-6254
Pilot Station
Lat 19 45.6 N / Long 79 46.7 W

Thank you for your interest; however there are no vacancies at present.
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