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The Kingston Logistics Park

Jamaica
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
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GOVERNMENT SPONSOR
THE PORT AUTHORITY OF JAMAICA
SECTOR
Transport  >  Port  >  Mixed
TYPE
Brownfield
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
kingston Kingston Jamaica 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
Construction Operations
LAST UPDATED
Q1 2019
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Project Description
On 7 April 2015, The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) signed a Concession Agreement with Terminal Link Consortium (owned by CMA/CGM) for a period of 30 years to finance, expand, operate and maintain the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT). This concession supports Jamaica’s efforts to become a global leader in transshipment and global logistics hubs. Under this agreement, an expenditure of over US$600 million is contracted to modernize and prepare for the anticipated increase in maritime traffic, to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded by the expansion of the Panama Canal and other emerging industry trends. In support of this agreement, the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) and the PAJ are providing the necessary space for landside near-port logistics operations and are commencing the development of the new Kingston Logistics Park (KLP). With this development of modern warehouses, Jamaica is providing a new stimulus to offer modern logistics facilities, as the existing facilities at Kingston Free Zones are old and less attractive to international logistics companies for logistics activities. The Park is designed to host logistics and value-added activities/light industrial activities to support the modern port infrastructure that will be available in the Port of Kingston and will have a special economic zone (SEZ) status. This will allow you to fully utilize a wide range of favourable conditions for international trade such as: the exemption of duties, taxes and attractive lease prices. The initial phase of this multi-year and phased development plan is scheduled to commence construction before the end of 2017. 3 The PAJ has been given approval for the development of new warehouses (4ha) in the initial phase. Approximately 18,000 m2 of modern warehouses and related facilities are being planned for this site. These facilities will consist of a modern warehouse for cross docking and general purposes to act as a “proof-of concept” and as a means of showcasing logistics potential of the Port of Kingston. The GoJ will facilitate development as appropriate through inter-government consultations and timely approvals – permits and agreements. A key feature of the development is the provision for a dedicated bridge to link the port area and logistics facilities to Tinson Pen to provide seamless, secure and sterile movement of cargo between the various logistics facilities and sites. The Port of Kington hosts nearby logistics and industrial assets all located within a 15-minute commute from large population centers, financial facilities, hotels and other key amenities expected from a modern city. The KLP is ideally suited to integrate into global supply chains and is connected to the nearby Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA). The KLP will include the establishment of a modern, world-class security control centre at the site, incorporating local and international cargo security personnel and law enforcement stakeholders. This will include, for example, international entities such as, the United States Border Control and Homeland Security Container Security Initiative (CSI), Mega ports, Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) as well as Port Security personnel. The KLP will have a secure port entrance/exit with access control to transportation and people. Warehouses can be configured to accommodate units from 500 m2 to 5000 m2, focusing on import and re-export to regional destinations; Caribbean, Central and South America, Gulf and East Coast of the USA. Lease prices start at US$8 per sq.ft./year. However, if you are a strategic and anchor client, the PAJ is willing to offer discounts, depending on the size of your operations.
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Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
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