Port Royal to get cruise ships

A cruise shipping terminal is to be established in Port Royal.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in making the announcement, said the Port Authority of Jamaica has identified modern technology that will allow berthing of cruise ships while being highly respectful of the fragile and extremely important environment in Port Royal, with specific reference to the sunken city.

He explained that the solution is a floating, articulating berth, which unfolds under electronic controls to meet the ships. Capable of offloading a large cruise vessel in half an hour, the new berthing system requires no piling of the harbour.

“Already, the berth has been ordered and is under construction. Technical work and engineering design for the landside facilities are at an advanced stage of completion,” Holness said.


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