Infrastructure

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Modern, Globally Connected Infrastructure

With access to major shipping routes and the Panama Canal, the U.S. Virgin Islands provides strategic market access to the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Companies will find that state-of-the-art infrastructure and communication systems are already in place in the USVI, including:

  • International airports with direct cargo and passenger flights
  • Container and bulk shipping
  • One of the deepest natural water harbors and most modern highway systems in the Caribbean
  • Developed freight and transportation systems
  • Fiber-optic broadband for high-speed Internet access, Territory-wide

Not to mention, a strategic Caribbean location and time zone makes servicing clients in Asia, South America, Europe and the mainland United States seamless.

Airports

The U.S. Virgin Islands is home to two international airports with direct and connecting flights from the United States, and other international and Caribbean airports:

  • The Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX), located in Christiansted, St. Croix
  • The Cyril E. King Airport (STT), located on the western end of St. Thomas

Daily non-stop flights to both St. Thomas and St. Croix are offered to/from major U.S. locations such as New York, Newark, Baltimore, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale.

Commuter airlines, such as Bohlke International Airways, Cape Air, Island Airlines, LLC, Seaborne Airlines and on-demand charter Sea Flight can transport you between islands in as little as 17 minutes.

Ports

The U.S. Virgin Islands hosts numerous ports with different functions, including St. Thomas harbor—one of the deepest natural water harbors in the Caribbean and St. Croix’s “The Containerport”—a transhipment center and hub for commercial and industrial marine activity.

Thanks to the Jones Act Exemption, the USVI is exempt from the Jones Act, a cabotage law which requires freight moving between U.S. ports to be carried on U.S. flag vessels. Freight between U.S. ports (including Puerto Rico) and the USVI may also be carried on foreign flag vessels.

To see a full list of ports and their functions, visit the official Virgin Islands Port Authority website.

Telecommunications

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands enjoy some of the most advanced communications networks in the Caribbean, including The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN, Inc.) Fiber Optic Network, which provides reliable high-speed Internet connections at affordable prices to all residents, businesses and government agencies.

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