Logistics

Logistics

Trinidad & Tobago’s industrialized import/export economy, proximity to international shipping lines, well developed port infrastructure and trade agreements (regional & international) make it an ideal location to set up a logistics hub for Central America and the Southern Caribbean.  

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Shipping is an important part of the country’s logistics ecosystem, with the two islands located less than 2200 km from the Panama Canal.

Investment Opportunities

Warehousing & Distribution

Businesses have the opportunity to set up warehousing and distribution centers in Trinidad and Tobago to provide integrated inbound logistics solutions to local and regional markets.

Offshore Project Management and Supply Chain Solutions

Trinidad and Tobago is positioned to be a regional logistics hub in the Energy sector, particularly for the movement of equipment between Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname. Businesses therefore have the opportunity to establish companies which provide logistical services that support offshore vessels, rigs, and projects in the Energy and Transport Industries. 

Third Party Logistics Hub

The positioning of Trinidad and Tobago as a third party logistics hub gives distributors the opportunity to establish headquarters here as a base which will serve local and regional markets.

Air Cargo Hub

Available land at the Piarco International Airport (PIA) Estate provides a lucrative opportunity for companies requiring the logistical advantage of having a facility at the aerodrome in areas such as: cargo handling, warehousing, terminal activities, distribution and administration, and large flagship establishments.

  • The Piarco International Airport is ranked Best Airport in the Caribbean by the Skytrax World Airport Awards for 2020 - 2021.The Airport also ranks 3rd in Central America and the Caribbean after international airports in Panama and Costa Rica (Skytrax).

Sector Quick Facts

Industry Participants -

  • Established International MNCs
  • Ready resource pool of Customs Brokers
  • Broad spectrum of established Shipping Agents

Ports – Approx. 600,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo is transported between T&T's 2 international seaports - Port of Port of Spain and Port Point Lisas.

Highway Infrastructure  - T&T is ranked 2nd in the Caribbean for highway infrastructure.

Available Real Estate - e TecK's Phoenix Park Industrial Estate has available for lease 76 land lots and 5 factory shells.

Shipping Lines serving Trinidad – Established presence of major international shipping brands.

Why T&T For Logistics?

  • Trinidad and Tobago is in the top 3 countries for connectivity in CARICOM after The Bahamas and Jamaica. It is currently a sub-regional hub.
  • The country sports one of the most developed road networks in the Caribbean and is recognised as the 3rd best for port capacity in the English-speaking Caribbean.
  • Proximity to the Panama Canal and a strategic location at the meeting points of shipping lanes between North, Central, South America and the Caribbean provides a natural geographic advantage to meet new demand from the shipping industry.
  • The Piarco International Airport Estate will be the first aeropark in the Caribbean when fully subscribed.

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