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Terminals extend opening hours for Christmas season

Published:Tuesday | December 9, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Terminals operating on the Port of Kingston have extended their opening hours to facilitate the expected increase in operations for the Christmas season. Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) and KCT Services Limited will extend their weekly gate opening hours and have added weekend operations to their schedule.

For KWL, the extension of its gate opening hours for cargo receival and delivery and other customised services will be accommodated by reservation. Additionally, all KWL warehouses will be opened to the public on Saturday, December 13 and December 20 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This includes the facilities located at Berths 5 and 6 as well as the newly opened Kingport Warehouse Complex (KWC) at 49-57 Second Street, Newport West. Full containers and motor vehicles will be available for delivery on Saturdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon.

KWL's opening hours for container receival and delivery (R&D) have been extended to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays until December 19 and by special approval for deliveries requiring Customs inspection outside of the port facility. The terminal will also extend evening reservations to its door-to-door consolidators, Mondays to Fridays, between the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Until Christmas Eve

KCT Services' extended gate opening hours for gate delivery will run from December 1-24 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday. For Berth 11 Warehouse, closing hours will be determined by client need and will open at the usual time of 8:30 a.m.

Berth 11 Warehouse will be opened on the following Saturdays: December 13 and 20. The opening and closing hours will be determined by the needs of clients.

Jamaica Customs Agency also announced additional opening hours for the Christmas season. The Collections and Accounts Unit at Customs House (Newport East) will be opened on Saturday, December 13 and December 20 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Customers will also be granted an additional hour on weekdays to do business at the Collections and Accounts Unit effective Monday, December 8 - Tuesday, December 23. The closing time will, therefore, be 5 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. on Mondays - Thursdays and 4 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. on Fridays.

The sea ports in Montego Bay will be opened for additional hours as the need arises.