SLASPA ready for Hol­i­day Bar­rel Trade

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

SLASPA and the Cus­toms and Ex­cise De­part­ment have ad­vised that all is place to fa­cil­i­tate the Bar­rel Trade this Hol­i­day Sea­son. The de­part­ment has noted that they are work­ing jointly to en­sure that cus­tomers are able to clear their goods as ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble.

The Au­thor­ity, as in years past has opened up Shed Seven to han­dle the ex­cess of bar­rel clear­ance de­mands over the hol­i­day sea­son; fur­ther­more SLASPA’s Port and Cus­toms per­son­nel are sta­tioned on­site to en­sure that cus­tomers are able to clear their bar­rels in a wellor­ga­nized man­ner im­prov­ing cus­tomer ser­vice de­liv­ery. With a con­tin­u­ous man­date to in­no­vate and im­prove the ease of do­ing business, SLASPA has em­ployed a ded­i­cated Clerk to as­sist with data en­try of trucker in­for­ma­tion and has sta­tioned a Port Po­lice Of­fi­cer to deal specif­i­cally with is­suance of passes for port visi­tors. In the days ap­proach­ing the Christ­mas and New Year’s Hol­i­days the Port will also be im­ple­ment­ing ex­tended work­ing hours; which will not only be im­ple­mented on week­ends, but also dur­ing the week to fa­cil­i­tate the clear­ing and de­liv­ery of goods. Cus­tomers are urged to make cer­tain that they re­ceived all doc­u­ments from their agents be­fore com­ing to the Port and to en­sure they bring along their na­tional Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion or ID Cards. SLASPA urges cus­tomers to take note of the fol­low­ing tips when clear­ing bar­rels:

• No more than two per­sons will be al­lowed to en­ter the port com­pound per trans­ac­tion.

• Chil­dren un­der 12 years will not be al­lowed on the port com­pound.

• Please ob­serve all signs and in­struc­tions on the port com­pound e.g. des­ig­nated park­ing ar­eas, ex­its and wait­ing ar­eas.

• Please re­mem­ber to ex­er­cise due cau­tion be­cause you will be mov­ing around in an area where cargo car­ri­ers and con­tain­ers haul­ing equip­ment op­er­ate. Cus­tomers also have the op­tion of con­tact­ing a bro­ker to clear goods on their be­half or utiliz­ing the Bro­ker avail­able at the Port.

Its all sys­tems go for SLASPA just in time for the an­nual bar­rel con­ces­sion pe­riod.

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