KWL hosts the 'Logos Hope'
Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) last week gave more Jamaicans the opportunity to purchase educational as well as recreational books by hosting the Logos Hope book ship at its multi-purpose terminal.
Grantley Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of KWL, said the terminal made the decision to host the Logos to afford more young Jamaicans the chance to select from the over 7,000 titles aboard the vessel.
"We understand that the majority of visitors to the vessel are children and we at KWL wanted to ensure that for as long as possible, the future generation took advantage of the wide array of literature at affordable prices," Stephenson said.
The ship which was docked at KWL between March 18 and 22, had over 5,000 visitors on its first day.
Project manager for the Logos' stop in Kingston, Zjumira Wout said up to Friday, over 111,400 visitors had been aboard the vessel since it docked in Kingston. This compared to just over 83,000 who visited the vessel while it was docked in Montego Bay for three weeks.
Tamara Francis, the only Jamaican aboard the vessel, said she has been with the logos for the last year and a half. "I have always had the heart for missions having volunteered with my church before. It has been a good experience, I have enjoyed the intercultural interaction," Francis said.
There are 51 nationalities among the just over 400 crew aboard the Logos Hope.
The vessel which docked in Jamaica on January 20, is on a tour of the Caribbean for a year. Kingston is the ship's 23rd stop on the tour. The next scheduled stop is the Bahamas.
Kingston Wharves is the Caribbean's leading multi-purpose terminal.