Port sees two-per-cent growth in cargo imports

POINTE BLANCHE–Port St. Maarten Cargo Division has seen growth of two per cent from January to June in full imports compared to the same period of 2016.

Port trans-shipment cargo continues to show double-digit growth numbers, showing an increase of 17 per cent compared to same period last year.

Overall total cargo throughput stands at an eight-per-cent increase from January to June of 53,609 containers, compared to same period last year of 49,420.

Port Cargo and Terminal Operations Manager Roger Lawrence said of the numbers: “It is imperative to note that to continue to develop trade or develop traffic within the arenas of the Port it is necessary to keenly focus on each service and each product, and how it competes with respective standards to bolster the target market.”

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67464-port-sees-two-per-cent-growth-in-cargo-imports