Big Creek is approximately 1,200 acres and is situated in the south of the country. It is the home of the only operating port facility in the south, Port of Big Creek. The Port is heavily utilized by the banana, sugar and citrus industries since it provides easy access for the exportation of these products. The Port also handles to a lesser extent significant volume of general cargo. In a signed agreement, The Group allotted a portion of the land adjacent to the Big Creek Port for the storage of crude oil coming in from the current oil production facility in Spanish Lookout for exportation. Over the years, these volumes have dropped and the country has not seen any new commercial discoveries. Nevertheless, the Group has a tank farm facility consisting of six tanks with a capacity of 60,000 barrels ready to accomodate new discoveries. Big Creek is accessible by land, air and sea. Because of its port facilities, the channel leading into the port is deep enough to be able to handle large vessels. Many small islands called cayes are scattered within an area of 10 square miles of Big Creek. These islands are easily accessible with skiffs and other larger vessels and provide an abundance of marine life and white sandy beaches. The Group continues its focus on development and expansion of the port. To date these investments exceed $100 million dollars.
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BIG CREEK GROUP PHILOSOPHY
The Company’s management philosophy is based on responsibility and mutual respect. People who come to work here want to come because we have created an environment that encourages creativity and achievement. The Company aims to become a leader in all of its business activities. The mainstay of our strategy will be to offer a level of client focus that is superior to that offered by our competitors.
To help achieve these objectives, the Company seeks to attract highly motivated individuals that want to work as a team and share in the commitment, responsibility, risk taking and discipline required to achieve our vision. Part of attracting these special individuals will be to build a culture that promotes both uniqueness and a bias for action. While we will be realistic in setting goals and expectations, the Company will also be aggressive in reaching its objectives. This success will in turn enable the Company to give its employees above average compensation and innovative benefits or rewards, key elements in helping us maintain our leadership position in the worldwide marketplace.