Jamaica awards contract for terminal improvements
Jamaica's Ministry of Information and Development has approved a $38 million (JMD2.5 billion) contract for paving and underground work that is part of a $250 million expansion project for the Kingston Container Terminal.
A spokesman for the Jamaica Port Authority said the contract was awarded to E. Phil and Sons, a local contractor that has been involved in other aspects of Kingston terminal improvements. The specific contract signed Monday calls for paving approximately 10 hectares of container yard space and installation of various underground connections.
The port plans to increase the Kingston Terminal, operated by APM Terminals, from a capacity of 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per year to 3.2 million TEUs, the spokesman said. The final design is expected to be completed during September and the expansion is scheduled for completion by the end of 2007.