Kingston Wharves CEO denies fee hikes

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Kingston Wharves CEO denies fee hikes

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Executive Officer at Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Grantley Stephenson, has denied reports of a recent increase in service charges at the facility and is seeking to clarify “erroneous” media reports concerning operations at the Port of Kingston.

“Kingston Wharves has not increased its charges. This means that for the various cargo types handled this peak season, there is no price increase that applies,” the CEO said in a statement this evening.

He further explained that KWL, which is one of two terminals on the Port of Kingston, continues to implement measures that are responsive to the needs of manufacturers and other owners of cargo, including those in the domestic sector.

Stephenson expressed that the management of the terminal shares the view that ports are vital partners in business competitiveness as they facilitate the timely movement of goods along the supply chain.

Also commenting on the reports of congestion on the Port of Kingston, Stephenson noted: “From a KWL standpoint, within the last two years, the terminal has expanded its yard capacity, with the demolition and relocation of on-dock warehouses and established an 18-acre Global Auto Logistics Facility at Tinson Pen, allowing for more efficient receival, delivery and storage of various cargo types, in keeping with the multi-purpose nature of the terminal.”

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