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Our Commitment
to the Community

Ocean Point Terminals strives to be a valued member of the community where we live and work.  Our continued development of the terminal activities in St. Croix, drive economic stimulus and tax revenue for the local government, increasing the opportunities available to many U.S. Virgin Island residents. As part of its commitment to the community, Ocean Point Terminals dedicates considerable resources to support the local economy and its neighbors while minimizing the impact of the facility’s operations on the environment.  Our employees routinely volunteer their time to initiatives that support education, environmental stewardship and community sustainability.

Charitable Contributions

Ocean Point Terminals is committed to being a responsible member of the Virgin Islands community, and we have generously supported over 50 organizations and schools since we opened in 2016. The company provides more than $300,000 annually to local non-profits through our Charitable Contributions program, and our employees overwhelmingly donate and volunteer to the company’s community initiatives to assist those in need. Ocean Point Terminals invests in organizations that support the advancement of Education, Environmental Stewardship and Community Sustainability. 

OPT employee volunteers spearhead bus stop revitalization project
OPT employees offer Safety presentation at local school

Scholarship Program

Ocean Point Terminals values outstanding student achievement, and since 2016, we have awarded more than $100,000 annually to exceptional students through our Scholarship Program.  Eligible candidates must be a member of the senior class of a high school in the U.S. Virgin Islands and have maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher while in high school. Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, evidence of good character and financial need. The scholarship program cycle opens in March, and applications are accepted until April 18. Interested students can apply here.

Workforce Development

Ensuring that local students and citizens get the training they need to work in technical careers, is important for our business, as well as the community.  Ocean Point Terminals has several programs in place to support the development of our local workforce, including:

  • Terminal Operator Training Program
  • University of the Virgin Islands Internship Program
  • Student Summer Internship Program
  • School-to-Work Program
OPT 2022 Summer internship students during program closing ceremony
More Than
$300,000
annually in community giving to local non-profits
More Than
$100,000
annually in scholarships to local students
$140,000
donated annually to support UVI Process Technology Program
Internships
Multiple Internship and school-to-work programs
Volunteer & Outreach
Volunteer and outreach initiatives including community beautification and employee donations
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