Reception of the passengers, maintenance of the large yachts
The Port of Pointe-à-Pitre accommodates passenger traffic (more than 1 million in 2016) and a yachting activity. Near an international airport, it hosts the cruise based and transit. It is equipped with two modern cruise terminals, a bar and a local handicraft village (Karuland), and plays a decisive role in the quality and safety of the reception. The improvements made in the framework of the city/port interface operation, accompanying the economic development, aim to reinforce this tourist positioning.
The Bergevin International Maritime Station welcomes the traffic with Marie-Galante, Les Saintes and the neighbouring islands of Dominica, Martinique and Saint Lucia. Brewing more than 788 000 passengers a year, it remains an indispensable installation.
The repair base for large yachts is equipped with a floating dock capable of accommodating 35 m ships (unique tools in the Caribbean). It is part of the development of the nautical sector in Guadeloupe. The implementation of a suspensive customs procedure for "inward processing" allows the importation of customs spare parts in order to make the intervention and repairs of yachts in stopovers more competitive in Pointe-à-Pitre. On the other hand, yachts in stopovers benefit from a partial decharging of fuel from victualling.
At ISPS standards the Port of Pointe-à-Pitre is also fully CCTV.