WILFRED "BOMBA" ALLICK PORT AND TRANSSHIPMENT CENTER
Krause Lagoon, St. Croix
The Wilfred "Bomba" Allick Port and Transshipment Center, located in Krause Lagoon, is locally known as "The Containerport." This facility is located on a 45-acre parcel on the south shore of St. Croix next to Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC (formerly HOVENSA) and VIPA’s Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier. It was originally constructed by the Hess Corporation in 1982 and expanded by the Port Authority in 1987.
It is 12 miles away from the island's cruise port - the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility. It is also located close to the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport and an industrial park. This port is the hub for commercial and industrial marine activity on St. Croix and serves as a transshipment center to many other locations.
The length of the dock is 1,000 feet. It can berth vessels with drafts up to 30 feet. This facility simultaneously accommodates containerized roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off cargo. The pier also has a 30-ton gantry crane to facilitate the loading and unloading of containers. A 30,000-square foot warehouse is located on the site for storage of cargo that is less than container load. Several acres are also available for the open storage of containerized and other large cargo or equipment.
This facility was named in honor of the late Wilfred "Bomba" Elisha Allick Sr. of St. Croix by the 22nd Legislature of the US Virgin Islands via Act No. 6209.
Wilfred "Bomba" Allick II
The cargo facility known as the Container Port on St. Croix was named in honor of the late Wilfred Elisha Allick II. Allick was born in St. Croix on Jan. 12, 1910, to Wilfred Allick Sr. and Mary Eliza Allick. He was a tenacious and resolute captain known throughout the mariner community. He began his career on the ocean as a cabin boy at the age of 10. His sails took him on cross-Atlantic voyages to Denmark as a first mate and later as captain. He was also a U.S. military veteran and war hero having served in World War II. Allick is also credited with chartering eco-tourism on St. Croix when he began providing sails to Buck Island as an excursion. In 1998, the 22nd Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands named the Container Port in Christiansted, St. Croix in his honor via Act No. 6209.