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SLASPA launches Online Appointment System

Castries, Saint Lucia, November 15, 2021.

The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) announces the launch of its online Barrel Trade Appointment System. The application will present a hassle-free and convenient space featuring real-time online bookings in addition to automated emails and text reminders. SLASPA implemented its first-ever appointment system for clearing personal effects in November of last year, with the system taking full effect on November 04, 2020. The process served as part of the national response to contain the spread of the COVID19 virus. Since the pandemic, the use of online platforms has accelerated. Hence, the move to online booking was strategic in meeting the standards of a digitized era and ensuring customer and employee safety. This new platform will be essential in providing customers with a user-friendly space to transition to the new reality of digitized processes. Coordinator – Compliance and Monitoring at SLASPA, Samara Gabriel – Howell describes the new application as a move in the right direction for the Authority. According to her, “the introduction of the online appointment system to the public will augur well for our operations at Ports Castries and Vieux Fort, by significantly reducing port traffic while also empowering customers to utilize the services of a system; designed with them in mind.” Customers using the system must log on to SLASPA’s website at www.slaspa.com , click the link and follow the prompt. Following this, users will receive a confirmation text/SMS message via telephone with accompanying details. —- END —

About SLASPA

The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) is the organization responsible for the island’s ports of entry. SLASPA handles over 700,000 annual tons of sea and air cargo, facilitates more than 840,000 airline travelers, an average of 600,000 cruise passengers, 60,000 ferry passengers, over 54,000 yacht passengers, over 34,000 aircraft movements and berths over 1,000 vessels

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