Turks and Caicos: Dredging for South Dock Redevelopment moves ahead

Dredging work of the South Dock Redevelopment Project Phase 1 is in full swing, Ports Authority, Turks and Caicos Islands said.

Ports Authority, Turks and Caicos Islands photo

The massive $53 million redevelopment of South Dock, which is the main gateway for cargo; handling approximately, 95% of all foods, fuel, and building materials that enter the TCI, is part of the government’s efforts to remedy creaking infrastructure and capacity issues as well as safety challenges at the port.

TCI Premier, Hon. Charles Washington Misick, said that the South Dock Redevelopment represents a crucial investment in the nation’s infrastructure, tourism and economy.

Scope of work

Phase one of the South Dock Redevelopment Project will include:

  • the construction of a new general cargo terminal (with two berths) and a Role on-Role off-ramp (RoRo ramp),
  • dredging of two deeper and wider berthing pockets and a larger turning basin to improve navigational safety,
  • the new dock will be approximately 114m (374 ft) long, varying between 30m (98.4 ft) and 40m (131.2 ft) in width,
  • the South Dock redevelopment project will also include the construction of a safe-water drainage system and the construction of a 288-foot long by 85-foot wide berth which will absorb the existing berth.

The ground-breaking ceremony of this phase took place on January 25, 2024.