Monday 18 March, 2019

Dredging for Kingston Harbour shipping channel to accommodate mega vessels

Dredging within the shipping channel and Kingston Harbour is to begin in January, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited, the concessionaire for the Kingston Container Terminal, has indicated.

The work is to begin on January 4, and is to last for six to eight months, during which the exercise will be undertaken on a 24-hour basis daily.

The shipping channel is being deepened to accommodate the New Panamax container vessels which are now passing through the region since the recent expansion of the Panama Canal.

Fisher folks and other marine interests are being encouraged to pay close attention to warning signs and advisories in respect of the dredging work.

Kingston Freeport Terminal has expressed commitment to the principles of environmental sustainability, and says it will seek to limit any potential negative impact that the dredging activities may have on the interests and livelihood of stakeholders within the Kingston Harbour area.

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