1. Quay Wall / Deep Water Port
Draft – 12 Meters design draft. The basin surrounding Port Lafito averages over 25 meters of depth and there are no hazards to navigation on the route in.
Quay wall – Constructed with steel sheet wall and multiple layers of internal ties. Port Lafito has been designed and constructed to international standards with seismic survivability in mind.
2. Port Lafito is designed to be a Panamax capable shipping terminal.
It will be one of only eight deep-water ports in the Caribbean.
Dock height is approximately 3.3 meters above mean sea level. The 450 m dock is capable of allowing two vessels alongside.
Port operations pivot upon crane capacity. Port Lafito’s two new Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbor cranes will be the first Liebherr 420’s in the Caribbean
5. Container Area
The secure container area has an excess of 130,000 square meters dedicated cargo handling, storage and ship disembarking. Proprietary software will track container movement.
6. Service Easement
25 m fenced easement around the perimeter allows for easy access to containers for handling, as well as access by security and emergency vehicles.
7. Maintenance Building
Port Lafito has a 19 m by 30 m port maintenance building to handle container chassis, maintenance and upkeep of equipment and handling.
8. Out Gates
Port Lafito is configured with independent Out and In Gates to keep congestion low and to prevent accidents caused by high volume.
9. Customs / Security Building
Port Lafito has a 750 square meter, architecturally striking administration facility. The design is based upon 3 floors of repurposed high cube shipping containers with plenty of window area and separate offices. This building includes security, port administration and operations as well as customs personnel.
10. In Gates
Each set of gates – both “In” and “Out” have four Standard 15’ lanes PLUS a Wide Load 30’ ultra-wide lane. Each lane has both a guard shack with lift arm.