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Port Authority says sea transportation issues to be resolved soon

The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago says it has made recommendations to the cabinet on achieving efficiency in the cargo and passenger ferry services provided between Scarborough and Port of Spain.

It’s a commitment coming from Alison Lewis PATT Chairman.

The former Permanent Secretary in the Finance Ministry gave the undertaking while speaking on Facing the Issues Programme hosted by Tony Fraser on Power 102.1 fm this afternoon.

The Truckers and Traders Association have been complaining that the current vessels used to transport cargo have reduced accommodation capacity and is taking longer between the islands resulting in additional costs.

Passengers using the ferry service have also expressed dissatisfaction with cancellation of sailings and late departures blamed on mechanical problems with the vessels.

However, Ms Lewis explained that the PATT is doing what is required to address challenges identified.

Ms Lewis also confirmed that the PATT is scheduled to meet with officials of the Tobago House of Assembly this week to discuss sea transportation issues.