Ports International leads the market in providing medical supplies and equipment throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. We offer a wide range of products and services to the medical profession.
Ports International Ltd. was incorporated in the fall of 1987 by the late Mary Carolyn Papai. The company’s primary business is the importing and wholesaling of medical/surgical, pharmaceutical and public safety supplies and equipment in The Bahamas.
About Our Founder
Mary Carolyn Papai (1951-2014) was a unique individual whose vision, perseverance and work ethic transformed the entire medical supply industry. A truly self-made woman, her legacy will endure, inspiring all those who believe that being successful in business does not mean that one must compromise the basic values of family, hard work, philanthropy, ingenuity, integrity and stewardship. She was a mentor and role model for women, and a pioneer in business with over twenty-five years serving the Bahamian medical community.
Carolyn’s passion was her business and to provide for healthcare in the Bahamas. She believed the company’s purpose was to transform and impact the patients who received medical care, and to ensure the supplies and equipment provided to those patients were of the highest quality at the best value as well as improve patient outcomes. She was brave enough to think differently, and driven enough to build one of the most successful medical supply companies in the Bahamas.
We have developed relationships with our suppliers spanning over 30 years. This means that we can often work for you to get the best deal, with the best providers, in the best time. Our ability to bring best practices from one care setting to another – from large healthcare systems and independent physician practices to home health patients and their families, is what sets us apart. Our team is made up of representatives with outstanding expertise. They know the healthcare business from the bottom up and top down.
The company’s principal customers are the Ministry of Health, The Public Hospitals Authority, Doctors Hospital, Lyford Cay Hospital, various surgical/medical centers and clinics, as well as EMS, Fire/Rescue and Defense Force entities in Nassau, Freeport and the Family Islands. The company also distributes equipment to the Caribbean Islands.
The company’s office and warehouse is located at #40 Airport Industrial Park, adjacent to the Nassau International Airport and recently opened a new location at #75 Shirley Street.