Phe Port of Bridgetown officially the Deep Water Harbour, is a seaport in Bridgetown on the southwest coast of Barbados. Situated at the North-Western end of Carlisle Bay, the harbour handles all of the country's international bulk ship-based trade and commerce. In addition to international-shipping the Deep Water Harbour is the port of entry for southern-Caribbean cruise ships. The port is one of three designated ports of entry in Barbados; it along with the privately owned Port Saint Charles marina are the two designated ports of entry for persons arriving by sea. While the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport is the designated port of entry for persons arriving and departing by air. The port's timezone is GMT –4, and it handles roughly 700,000 cruise passengers and 900,000 tonnes of containerised cargo per year.
Responsibility for administering the port is vested in the CEO of Barbados Port Incorporated (BPI). As a statutory corporation it oversees all matters affecting the efficient operations of the harbour facility. B.P.I. also advises the Ministry of International Business and International Transport who has ultimate authority for the Deep Water Harbour. Barbados Port Inc. is a member of: the American Association of Port Authorities, the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (P.M.A.C.), the Shipping Association of Barbados (SAB), and an affiliate of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). It has been awarded the title of "Caribbean Port of the Year" for: 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998; the "Best Multi-Purpose Terminal (Container terminal)" in 2004 and 2005; and the safest port in the Caribbean region in 2011.