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The Port of St. John's was constructed in 1968 and opened to commercial traffic in 1969. However, over the years, there have been many changes in the socioeconomic fortunes of Antigua and Barbuda. Two of these are the construction of the Heritage Quay dock and the Nevis Pier in downtown St. John's. Because of these transformations, cruise vessels can now dock at Heritage Quay and Nevis Pier leaving the old berthing areas at the Deep Water Habour mainly for the handling of cargo imported in Antigua and Barbuda.

Below are some features of these facilities(click on link to read more):

Channel Depth - 35 ft; Width- 300 ft; Length - 8000ft; Turning Circle 1,300 ft diameter
Pier Type: Sheet pile bulkhead containing dredged fill, with concrete slab; Length - 1,200 ft; Apron width - 35 ft; 3 acres laydown area.
Transit Shed Type: One-story, metal building, steel framing on piles; concrete slab; Dimensions: 400 ft x 100 ft; 18 ft x 20 ft roll doors each side
Small boat Wharf Type: Same as main pier; Length - 100 ft
Berthing Capability 2 average size cruise ships
Length of dock 445 feet
Depth alongside about 30 feet
Width of Dock 40 feet
Two dolphins 150 feet from dock
Berthing Capability 2 average size cruise ships
Length of dock 500 feet
Depth alongside 30 feet
Required draft alongside 26 feet
Turning circle 1400 feet in diameter
Two dolphins 200 feet apart creating extension of berthing capability
Berthing Capability 2 average size cruise ships