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Kingston Container Terminal  

The Port  Authority of Jamaica owns The Kingston Container Terminal (KCT), which is operated by Kingston Container Terminal Services Ltd., a subsidiary of the PAJ.

KCT is one of the region’s leading container transshipment ports and consists of three terminals—the  North, South and West Terminals with a rated capacity of 2.8 Million TEUs. The equipment includes:

       
  • 19 Ship-to-Shore Gantry Cranes including 4 Super Post Panamax Cranes computer-aided management for both operations and maintenance
  • 30 stevedoring chassis
  • 28 yard tractors
  • 30 yard trailers
  • 3 mobile cranes for hire
  • 2, 4,000 HP tugboats
  • 14 empty stackers
  • 73 straddle carriers
  • 24 trailer trains
  • 4 train tractors 
  • 9 forklifts
  • 744 reefer outlets (440/480v, Universal Type) with stand-by

The berth face, channel and turning basin have been dredged to a depth of 13 metres.

  The North Terminal   
  • 535 metres of berth
  • 47 hectares of yard space for stacking containers;
  • 4 super-Post Panamax ship-to-shore gantry cranes
  The South Terminal (Gordon Cay)  
     
  • 1,300 metres of berth
  • 5 post-Panamax gantry cranes
  • 6 super post-Panamax ship-to-shore gantry cranes
  • 82 hectares (25 unpaved) of container storage space
The West Terminal   
  • 475 metres of berth
  • Extension of 65 hectares of container yard 
  • 4 Super-Post-Panamax ship-to-shore gantry cranes (delivered, and commissioned into service)
Additionally, one 6,000 HP Tug is being acquired.

KCT Fifth Phase Expansion  

All major works under the Fifth Phase Expansion have been completed.  The Phase Five Expansion will lift the capacity of the Terminal from 1.5 million TEUs at the beginning of the project to 3.2 million TEUs. As required for operations, more lands will be brought into use, taking the capacity of the KCT to 3.2 million TEUs.

 
       
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