At the Port of Kingstown, the SVGPA operates a 100 x 15 metre transit shed. Cold storage facilities are provided at the Port Authority's container yards. Cargo discharged from vessels larger than 180 nrt must be stowed in the transit shed, Cargo received from vessels smaller than 180 nrt is stored in the Queens Warehouse.
space is at a premium so it is vital for consignees to clear their
goods promptly. Importers who fail to clear their goods in reasonable
time will incur financial penalties as imposed by Customs in
conjunction with the Port Authority, which operates the Transit Shed
and Queen's Warehouse No 2.
Five working days of free storage is allowed by the
Port Authority before rental charges are imposed. After 14 working days, goods
will be transferred to Queen's Warehouse No 2 under Customs control and
additional fees will be charged, Goods still unclaimed after three
months will be sold at public auction. Treatment of working days is Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.