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GENERAL COUNCIL
2013-2014
  • PRESIDENT:
    Grantley Stephenson
  • VICE PRESIDENT:
    David Jean-Marie
  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:
    Carlos Urriola-Tam
  • GROUP A CHAIRMAN:
    Roger Hinds
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Hernan Ayala-Rubio
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Kim Clarke
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Marc Sampson
  • GROUP B CHAIRMAN:
    Ernest Taylor
  • GROUP B REPRESENTATIVE:
    Juan Carlos Croston
  • GROUP C CHAIRMAN:
    Stephen Bell
  • GROUP C REPRESENTATIVE:
    Cyril Seyjagat
  • GROUP D CHAIR:
    Jeanine Liong-A-San

  • KINGSTON

    information for this port

    LOCATION: Latitude: 17° 58' W - Longitude: 76° 48' N

    ADMINISTRATION: Port Authority of Jamaica,

    15-17 Duke Street, Kingston, Jamaica.

    Tel: +876 992 0290-8/0940 - Fax: +876 924 9437

    Port manager: Robert Kinlocke. (Kingston Terminal Operators)

    Tel: +876 923 5142 - Fax: +876 923 6678.

    Harbour master: Capt Hopeton Delisser.

    Tel: +876 922 0290 8/0940 - Fax: +876 924 9437.

    Chief pilot: Derrick Brandt (President of Jamaica Marine Pilots' Association)

    Tel: +876 922 2725/5749 - Fax: +876 922 8764

    Radio frequency: VHF 11 (working Channel VHF 17).

    WORKING HOURS: Mon-Sun: 07.00-05.00 all year round.

    APPROACH: Main channel is maintained to a depth of 11.9 meters and is almost 250 meters wide at its narrowest point.

    HAZARDS: Rock patches in east middle ground, 13 cables SSW of Plumb Point lighthouse.

    TRANSPORTATION: Inland transportation is by road.

    Norman Manley International Airport is 20 km from the sea port. - Tinson Pen Aerodrome is 1 km from the sea port.

    IMPORTS AND EXPORTS: Imports: Lumber, grain, oil, fish, steel and motor vehicles - Exports: Aggregates, gypsum, cement, produce.

    WEATHER: Windiest months are Mar, Jun, Jul, and Aug - Strongest winds from E, ESE, SE.

    ANCHORAGE:

    Port Royal: Longitude: 76° 50' 50'' W - Latitude: 19° 56' 39" N - 16 meters

    A: Longitude: 76° 47' 44'' W - Latitude: 17° 57' 25'' N - 12.2 meters

    B: Longitude: 76° 47' 12'' W - Latitude: 17° 57' 24'' N - 13.4 meters

    C: Longitude: 76° 46' 41'' W - Latitude: 17° 57' 22'' N - 12.8 meters

    D: Longitude: 76° 44' 26'' W - Latitude: 17° 57' 08'' N - 16.5 meters

    E: Longitude: 76° 44' 57'' W - Latitude: 17° 57' 07'' N - 16.5 meters

    PILOTAGE: Agents alert Pilotage Department of ship's ETA and ETD at least three hours before required time. Pilots board and guide ships in and out of the channel. Pilotage rates are levied according to grt.

    TOWAGE: Provided by Maritime Towing Co Ltd.

    Tel: +876 923 8728/9 - Fax: +876 923 5077/8720 - Radio frequency: Channel 11.

    TRAFFIC: Vessel calls per year:

    Container: 894 - Cruise: 0 - Ro-ro: 69 - Bulk: 412 - Breakbulk: 290 - Other: n/a

    Cargo handled per year: Over 1 million tonnes.

    Cargo handled per day: Over 10,000 tonnes.

    EQUIPMENT: (Kingston Terminal Operators North/South Terminal)

    Type

    Units

    Capacity (tonnes)

    Ship-to-shore cranes

    10

    40

    Front loader

    1

    28

    Straddle carriers

    38

    various

    Chassis

    38

    various

    Link belt crawler cranes

    11

    140

    Mobile cranes

    11

    140-200

    Fork-lift trucks

    40

    2.5

    Fork-lift trucks

    6

    8-12

    Clamp

    1

    25

    Clamp

    1

    4

    Super-stacker

    1

    49

    Top loaders

    2

    40

    Blade

    1

    28

    STORAGE: Open storage: Not known.

    Covered storage

    Capacity (square meters)

    1

    31,727.88

    2

    43,909.02

    3

    37,199.07

    4

    38,261.13

    5

    66,508.02

    6

    63,271.62

    7

    82,690.02

    8

    54,878

    9

    47,073

    Air draft: No restrictions.

    Refrigeration capacity: 462 (440-480 volts Universal type) with standby.

    BUNKERS: Supplied ex berth. All types of fuel available from three suppliers.

    PROVISIONS: Available.

    WATER: Fresh water is available.

    FACILITIES: Maximum draft alongside: 11.8 meters - Longest vessel: 305.3 meters LOA.

    Kingston Wharves Ltd (Berths 1-7) - Terminal Operators Ltd (Berths 8-11)

    Berth No

    Length (meters)

    Depth (meters)

    1

    165

    7.6

    2

    188

    9.1

    3

    188

    10

    4

    188

    10.3

    5

    183

    10

    6

    183

    9.8

    7

    183

    10

    8

    183

    9.3

    9

    183

    10.2

    10

    183

    12.6

    11

    183

    12.6

    South Terminal

    305.5

    12.6

    Tanker berths:

    Berth

    Length (meters)

    Depth (meters)

    Petrojam

    229

    11.1

    Texaco East Pier

    167.6

    8.3

    Esso Bunker Pier

    167.6

    10.6

    Shell Pier

    152

    9.0

    Cruise: Vessels up to 238 meters can be accommodated.

    Breakbulk/container: Berths 9-11 at Bustamante are dedicated to container traffic.

    Ro-ro: Berths 1 and 9 have ro-ro ramps.

    Tankers and LPG carriers: None.

    Bulk cargo: Animal feedstuffs and gypsum are handled.

    NEW FACILITIES: South Terminal (Gordon Cay) has 2,000 ft of new berthage, a 42 ft turning basin, 71,000 ft of container warehousing space and 32 acres of paved land.

    PRIVATE WHARFS: Ten.

    Kingston Wharves Ltd (Berths 1-7) - Terminal Operators Ltd (Berths 8-11)

    Berth

    Length (meters)

    Depth (meters)

    Antilles Dock

    112.7

    5.8

    Rapid Sheffield

    107

    7.6

    Wherry Wharf

    107

    7.6

    Petrojam Oil Refinery

    229

    11.1

    Shell Wharf

    183

    9.1

    Jamaica Gypsum Pier

    172

    8.5

    Texaco East Pier

    185

    8.8

    Esso Bunker Pier

    167.6

    10.57

    Esso Dry Cargo Pier

    112.8

    5.8

    Carib Cement Pier

    152

    8.4

    MEDICAL AID: Kingston Public Hospital is 5 km from the port - University Hospital is 10 km from the port.

    ENVIRONMENT: Not notified.

    LLOYD'S AGENT: R.S. Gamble (1998) Ltd, Kingston.

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