The Port Authority of Guadeloupe was created to manage five ports: Jarry Baie-Mahault, Pointe-a-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Folle-Anse a Marie Galante, and Bas-du-Fort. The Port of Pointe-a-Pitre includes nine stations with quays near the old city center for cruising and coastal traffic. The major exports include food crops, animal products, and manufactured goods.
In 2002, the Interregional Harbour Station at the Port of Pointe-a-Pitre opened with one of the most modern passenger terminals in the area. Traffic soon reached 800 thousand passengers a year. The terminal covers 580 square meters and is fully-equipped for passengers’ comfort with bars and booths for the sale of local crafts. The international zone within the terminal contains four counters for luggage or freight connected to the islands’ express train.
In the Port of Pointe-a-Pitre’s Port of Jarry, three stations specialize in handling bulk cargoes including ore, clinker, oil, cereals, sugar, and agricultural products. There are also three stations specializing in containerized cargo and two stations for conventional cargoes. The container terminals in the Port of Pointe-a-Pitre contain 600 meters of quays. Located in a protected harbor, the channel is dredged to 13 meters. The Jarry location also contains industrial and commercial facilities in a 50-hectare industrial park with hangars offering 23.5 thousand square meters.