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International Partnerships

Caribbean Maritime Intra-Regional Transport

Momentum for improving intra-regional transport in the Caribbean is strong. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have mandated the Caribbean Development Bank to examine the challenges to intra-regional regional transport, mainly maritime. The options include establishing a multi-modal ferry connecting Guyana and Suriname to Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, the OECS, and the French overseas territories. This would significantly help boost cargo transit capacity for manufacturers and traders, as well as citizens.

The EU stands ready to support the necessary studies and regulatory reforms through Global Gateway and can contribute, through grant and blending modalities, to subsequent stages of the development, together with other partners, including support to relevant studies. The EU will be able to call on a range of EU institutions and expertise in the sector if required, including EIB and blending