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Kingston Wharves completes US$30m berth redevelopment

KWL Chairman Jeffery Hall and Professor Gordon Shirley, President and CEO of the Port Authority of Jamaica
 
Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) has completed the more than US$30 million redevelopment of berth 7 at the Port of Kingston.
 
KWL Chairman Jeffery Hall says this is just one of a series of logistics projects being executed by the company. 
 
"We're celebrating a $30 million rebuilding, an extension, expansion of berth 7 of nine berths at Kingston Wharves. It will give us more draft, allow us to handle bigger ships. Our further investment includes 130,000 square feet of coal storage and dry or ambient storage. Following from that, we have investments planned in cranes and equipment. And that's the current phase, what we call phase 2 of our logistics infrastructure project," he disclosed. 
 
President and CEO of the Port Authority of Jamaica, Professor Gordon Shirley, said the importance of this expansion extends beyond KWL. 
 
"This terminal handles a lot of cargo that moves between North America and Jamaica, and we expect to see that amount expanded. This of course will feed into the logistics developments that are taking place at Kingston Wharves. So it's a major issue for us," he noted. 
 


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