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Pas Cargo officially opens office at Kingston Wharves’ Total Logistics facility

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM
New Beginnings: Pas Cargo Jamaica officially opens its office at Kingston Wharves’ Total Logistics Facility recently. Sharing in the moment are Kingston Wharves CEO Grantley Stephenson (second right) and President of Pas Cargo USA Dirk Chee-A-Tow (third right). Other Pas Cargo team members (from left) are Chairman of Pas Cargo Jamaica William Brown; senior sales representative Dewayne Falconer; sales account executive Patrice Romero; and Group Chief Financial Controller Evroy Johnson. Pas Cargo is a leading freight company serving the Caribbean and Latin American region. The company opened offices in Jamaica two years ago.

Pas Cargo, a leading freight company serving the Caribbean and Latin American region, officially opened its office in the Kingston Wharves' Total Logistics Facility (TLF), 195 Second Street, Newport West, recently.

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), the Caribbean's leading multipurpose, multi-user port terminal, has leveraged the synergies of its combined terminal operations with value-added services related to inbound and outbound freight, with the opening of its Total Logistics Facility earlier this year. Under one roof, the TLF boasts the integration of KWL's corporate office, customer service support, customs processing, and modern warehouse and rental office spaces.


Catalyst for growth


Speaking at the Pas Cargo opening, Chief Executive Officer of Kingston Wharves Grantley Stephenson noted that the TLF was established as a hub for the delivery of efficient and exemplary shipping services, and to act as a catalyst for growth in the wider shipping industry.

In welcoming Pas Cargo to the TLF, Stephenson said: "Kingston Wharves Limited appreciates the importance of new beginnings. We are even more gratified when those beginnings are shared with key partners with whom we have common values and vision."

He added that given Pas Cargo's solid track record in the freight forwarding sector, "we are confident and optimistic that your presence at the TLF will add value and support the vision of the TLF as a place for quality shipping and logistics services," Stephenson observed.

Wishing the company success, Stephenson pointed to the synergies between Pas Cargo and Kingston Wharves in creating greater value and efficiencies for clients in the streamlining and management of their logistics operations and supply chain.

William Read, account executive of Pas Cargo USA, said Pas Cargo Jamaica was pleased to be able to move into the KW 'one-stop location'. "Since we opened for business in Jamaica (two years ago), we have always strived to make our service delivery fast, simple and efficient to our customers. This location offers the ability to make this objective an even better reality," Read said.

Read added that Pas Cargo USA, the parent company of Pas Cargo Jamaica, opened its business as cargo consolidators some 17 years ago and rapidly rose into the number one non-vessel operating common carrier position in its first market - Trinidad. Pas Cargo Jamaica was opened two years ago, and moved into the TLF in June of this year.

He lauded the team at Pas Cargo Jamaica, observing: "The Pas Cargo team consists of young, dynamic individuals, and we are sure that as you get to know them, you will be impressed with their professionalism and zeal. We are confident that this team will handle your shipments with great care and efficiency."

Meanwhile, Chairman of Pas Cargo Jamaica William Brown explained that Pas Cargo Jamaica, as a subsidiary of Pas Cargo USA Inc, was seeking to increase its footprint in consolidation, warehousing and logistics services in Jamaica to the levels achieved in other islands.

"I believe that the synergies at KW will allow for a window to better serve customers and grow our presence in the Jamaican market," Brown underscored.