Suriname to join Inter-Regional cargo ferry service

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Suriname to join Inter-Regional cargo ferry service

It seems the proposed inter-regional cargo ferry service is gaining traction, as Suriname is now expected to be added to the list of Caricom countries to be served by the service which is in development.

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said fruitful discussions on that major maritime transportation initiative were had during the first session yesterday at the 46th Regular Meeting of the Caricom Heads of Government in Georgetown, Guyana.

A media release from OPM stated, “Maritime transportation, specifically the imminent launch of an inter-regional cargo ferry that will operate the Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Guyana routes, also engaged leaders during this morning’s session. It is expected that Suriname will be added to the ferry’s route.”

The release said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was happy with how talks developed yesterday in Guyana.

“Prime Minister Rowley said he was pleased with the level of interest generated by the decision to launch the ferry and assured that the Government is committed to ensuring the commercial preparatory work is completed,” the release stated.

It added that while Government committed to facilitating the incubation of the project, it is hoped that the private sector will play an integral role in the expansion of the ferry service.

The Galleon’s Passage has been identified as the vessel for the ferry service.