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Shipping | United States ambassador tours Kingston Wharves

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:08 AM
Officials of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) take the United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald R. Tapia (third right) on a tour of KWL, located on the port of Kingston, Newport West. KWL’s CEO Grantley Stephenson (second right) and Chairman Jeffrey Hall (second left) led the tour, which also included board members Charles Johnston (right) and Bruce Brecheisen (centre, backrow), who is also executive vice-president of Seaboard Marine. Other KWL, Seaboard and US Embassy officials were also on the tour.
United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald R. Tapia (second right) is greeted by officials of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) and other partner companies. From left: Mark Williams, chief operating officer of KWL; Bruce Brecheisen, executive vice-president of Seaboard Marine and KWL board member; and Grantley Stephenson, KWL CEO. The ambassador visited Kingston Wharves and was taken on a tour of its terminal, the Global Auto Logistics Centre and other facilities.
United States Ambassador to Jamaica R. Tapia (second left) shares a laugh with officials of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) and others while on a visit to the company. From left: KWL CEO Grantley Stephenson; Seaboard Marine’s Vice-President for the Caribbean Region Stephen Bell; CEO of Seaboard Freight and Shipping Ja Ltd, Corah-Ann Robertson Sylvester; KWL’s Chairman, Jeffrey Hall; and board member Charles Johnston.
Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) CEO Grantley Stephenson (left) and CEO of Seaboard Freight and Shipping Jamaica Ltd Seaboard’s CEO Corah-Ann Robertson Sylvester have a lively discussion with United States Ambassador to Jamaica His Excellency Donald R. Tapia as they toured KWL’s terminal with other officials of KWL, Seaboard, and the US Embassy recently.
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United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald R. Tapia toured Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) recently, along with other embassy officials.

Chief Executive Officer of Kingston Wharves Grantley Stephenson took the ambassador through a presentation on the company, underscoring the multipurpose nature of the port, the company’s investment of some US$50 million in infrastructure and equipment over the last three years, and other planned developments, while highlighting its partnerships in port operations and logistics.

The ambassador was welcomed to the company’s Total Logistics Facility ahead of starting his tour of KWL’s main terminal, including the grain tower silos, its Global Auto Logistics Centre at Tinson Pen, and other areas, to get a close-up look at the company’s operations.

Bruce Brecheisen, executive vice-president of Seaboard Marine, a US Fortune 500 company, which is a majority shareholder in Kingston Wharves, was instrumental in organising the tour. KWL’s Chairman Jeffrey Hall, and board member Charles Johnston, as well as other executives of KWL and Seaboard Marine were also in attendance.

KWL is the Caribbean’s leading multipurpose, multiuser port terminal.