Port delays sparking concerns about Christmas supplies

Port delays sparking concerns about Christmas supplies

Delays are being experienced at one of Jamaica’s main shipping ports.

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited says the vessel delays are as a results of increased transshipment volumes from particular shipping lines, whose feedering network has not been able to keep up with the recent influx of containers.

It says only certain shipping lines have been affected, while others continue to operate smoothly.

This comes at a time when businesses are looking to clear goods for the Chirstmas period.

KFTL says the situation has led to high congestion at its terminal, despite efforts to keep the domestic market supply chain flowing efficiently.

The company says it does not have the authority to determine the routing, frequency, or priorities of vessels, but that it has maintained communication with the shipping lines, providing them with data to expedite a resolution of the issue.

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