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
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.
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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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
THE PORT AUTHORITY OF JAMAICA
Form of project announcement
The development of a new high-class Logistics Park (80 ha.)
in the Port of Kingston, Jamaica,will contributes to Jamaica’s ambition to develop from a “Global Transshipment Hub
to a Global Logistic Hub”.
Logistics companies and large international trading companies can now seek an opportunity to take
advantage of Jamaica’s strategic and cost-effective position in global cargo trade. The Kingston
Logistics Park will be located adjacent to the Kingston Port and operate in the same special economic
zone as the soon to be completed modern world-class container terminal that has available adjacent
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 PAJ is developing and implementing the KLP to provide for the immediate term, modern facilities
to showcase Jamaica’s logistics potential. These initial warehouses can be considered as incubators,
to enable firms to “try before they buy”. Warehouses can be configured to accommodate units from
500 to 5000 m2, focusing on import and re-exporting to regional destinations; Caribbean, Central and
South America, Gulf and East Coast of the USA.
Indicative timetable of project development
The Kingston Logistics Park (KLP) will be operational
in August 2018.
There are no Project documents available at this time