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New terminal operating system at Kingston Freeport malfunctioning

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:18 PM
A container is placed on a weighbridge at Kingston Wharves in this file photo. - File Photo

A malfunction of a new terminal operating system at the Kingston Freeport Terminal is now frustrating efforts to clear a backlog of containers that resulted from two days of protest by truckers.

The Port Trailer Haulage Association decided yesterday to call off the protest over delays in clearing containers from the terminal after a meeting with the management of Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL).

However, general manager of the Association Ricardo Valentine says since the resumption of operations at KFTL about 1:30 yesterday afternoon,  only a small number of containers have been cleared due to the malfunctioning software.

He says the line of trucks is still stretched to Marcus Garvey Drive.


General Manager of the Port Trailer Haulage Association, Ricardo Valentine

Mr Valentine says a team from the Association will be meeting with KFTL to see how best they can resolve the situation.