Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), in keeping with its commitment to environmental sustainability and as part of its wider Corporate Sustainability thrust, continues to support and participate in International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day annually.

For ICC Day 2019, KFTL has chosen to clean up its proverbial backyard by selecting the coastline on its southwestern boundary. The area, known internally to staff as KFTL Beach, receives copious amounts of garbage primarily from the Rio Cobre and has been the focus of several smaller cleanups earlier in 2019.

This year, KFTL will be joined by Rainforest Seafoods and VIP Attractions to clean up the area on Saturday, September 21st , which will see over 200 staff and family members from all three entities participating in the event.

The theme for ICC 2019 is Big Up Wi Beach JA. ICC has been coordinated globally by the Ocean Conservancy since 1985 and locally by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) since 2008. ICC is the largest one-day volunteer event in the world and takes place on the third Saturday in September annually. This is the third year since KFTL has participated in the event.

In 2018, Jamaica ranked as the 17th largest ICC event in the world. Over 9,300 Jamaicans cleaned up over 100,000 pounds of garbage from 150 sites. In 2019, the aim is to have Jamaica rank in the global top 10 for ICC with over 10,000 volunteers expected to participate in clean up activities.

In addition to sponsoring several beach clean up events, KFTL’s environmental stewardship also extends to the Kingston Harbour, as in 2018, the company sponsored a project in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Centre for Marine Sciences and the Port Royal Marine Laboratory. This project saw over 8,299 bags of garbage, comprising mainly plastics, removed from the Refuge Cay mangroves in Kingston. KFTL also sponsors the ‘Port Royal Cays Coral Reef Rehabilitation’ project, which commenced in 2018, the International Year of the Reef and includes the design, installation and monitoring of artificial coral reef structures on the Port Royal Cays over a five-year period.


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Please be advised that KFTL has commenced the renovation of its main entrance.

The project is expected to be completed by early October and while it is not expected to disrupt the entrance and exit procedures at the main entrance, we apologize for any inconvenience which may be caused.

We thank you for your patience and support as we continue to upgrade our facilities and systems to serve you better.


Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has implemented changes to its customer service process at the Wharfage office, effective Monday, June 24, 2019.

New Process Flow
The previous customer area has been closed off for renovation and an adjacent area has been created with the following process flow:
 Clients enter the new area where they are issued a ticket by the security guard or customer service representative.
 Tickets with red/orange numbers are issued to customers who pay using epayment, while tickets with black/blue numbers are issued to clients who pay using cash/card/cheques.
 Cashiers serve clients according to a number sequence.
 Epayment customers are served by a dedicated cashier.
 Clients waiting to be served are seated either in the new customer area or the additional seating area (which is temporarily located at the building across from Wharfage)
 Clients seated in the additional seating area are notified by the security guard or customer service representative when to proceed to the cashier to be served

KFTL sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused during the renovation process. We crave your understanding as we work to improve our facilities, systems and processes to serve you better.

Online Transactions
Please be reminded that you can also conduct transactions online via https://www.kftl.egovja.com. All Visa and Master credit cards are accepted.

Contact Us
For any clarifications, please contact us via the following:
Email: wharfage@kftl-jm.com Tel: 876-923-5141-5 ext. 3030/3033/3035 Mobile: 876-802-6770


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One year after the launch of its environmental campaign, KFTL Go Blue, under the theme “Recycling Begins with you,” Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) is pleased to report that through its various initiatives, close to 300,000 plastic bottles were collected and sent for recycling.

The KFTL Go Blue initiative falls under the company’s Environment and Social Management System (ESMS) aimed at reducing any potential negative impact of its operations on its stakeholders and surrounding environment. The initiative was launched on World Environment Day (June 5) 2018 and features various initiatives to improve waste management, energy and resource conservation.

At the end of 2018, KFTL had separated over 105,000 plastic bottles for recycling. During the first five months of 2019, KFTL separated almost 183,000 plastic bottles, 145,000 of which were collected as part of its participation in the Wisynco Eco Corporate Challenge. KFTL has partnered with the Recycling Partners of Jamaica to collect the separated bottles.
To help facilitate the separation of waste streams by staff and stakeholders, KFTL placed colour-coded bins in various locations across the terminal.

Additionally, the company launched its KFTL Recycling School Tour, during which representatives visited several schools near the port, held recycling sensitization sessions and donated recycling bins.

KFTL’s environmental stewardship also extends to the Kingston Harbour, as in 2018, the company sponsored a project in partnership with University of the West Indies (UWI) Centre for Marine Sciences and the Port Royal Marine Laboratory, which saw over 8,299 bags of garbage, comprising mainly plastics, removed from the Refuge Cay mangroves in Kingston.

Furthermore, KFTL is the sponsor of the ‘Port Royal Cays Coral Reef Rehabilitation’ project, which commenced in 2018, the International Year of the Reef. This five-year project features the design, installation and monitoring of artificial coral reef structures on the Port Royal Cays.


In our ongoing efforts to provide better service to our customers, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has launched its new billing system.  The system will include a brand new online e-payment platform, which will be launched in April 2019.

Billing System
The introduction of this system will provide the following improvements:
 Faster invoice processing
 Real-time integration to our e-payment platform
 More secure payment options

Changes to invoices
The invoices will have a new look and feel and will be standardized. In addition, we will only be issuing electronic invoices in support of our environmental campaign, KFTL Go Blue, which is aimed at reducing our carbon footprint.

Enhanced e-Payment platform
Acceptable payment methods are:
 Citi Jamaica to Citi Jamaica – for customers with local Citibank Jamaica bank accounts
 Visa and MasterCard Credit Card – for local and international customers
 ACH Debit (local) – for local customers processing online payments from other local banks
 Citi New York to Citi New York – for customers with Citibank New York bank accounts (to be introduced at a later time)

Contact Us
For any clarifications, please contact us via the following:

For wharfage-related queries
Email: wharfage@kftl-jm.com
Tel: 876-923-5141-5 ext. 3030/ 3033/ 3035

For billing-related queries
Email: billing@kftl-jm.com
Tel: 876-923-5141-5 ext. 3038/ 3042/ 3063


Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has implemented changes to its gate process, effective March 18, 2019. The changes are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance its systems and processes to provide better service to its customers.

The new gate process will help to:
• Improve traffic management and reduce the truck turn-around time
• Increase the security of information as well as cargo control through the installation of Gate Booths, which will help prevent trucks without the correct information from entering or leaving our facilities
• Enhance customer focus by reducing manual administrative processes and avoid trucks parking in the entrance creating congestion
• Increase the level of safety for users by reducing the concentration of pedestrians and ensuring a more controlled area
• Reduce the parking during the Gate In process
• Set the foundation for improvements in our technological systems including eventual introduction of automated gate process and optimal container recognition (OCR)

Stakeholders who wish to contact KFTL with any questions or concerns about the changes may email contactus@kftl-jm.com.

 

 


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For the second year in a row, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), sponsored a Refuge Cay Mangrove tour in observation of World Wetlands Day 2019 under the theme “Wetlands and Climate Change.” The tour was facilitated by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Port Royal Marine and Biodiversity Lab and included 46 students and 4 teachers from the Tavares Gardens and Dupont Primary Schools, as well as two volunteers from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).

The tour, which took place on Friday February 1, 2019, served to enlighten students on the importance of mangroves and the significant role they play within the environment, as well as the negative effects improper waste disposal can have on the mangroves and marine life.

The tour was conducted by Outreach Officer, Chauntelle Green and Lab Technician, Demario Scarlett, who shared their wealth of knowledge with the students during a 40-minute boat ride through the Kingston Harbour as well as a walkthrough of the UWI Port Royal Marine and Biodiversity Lab. The students were exposed to the different eco systems that operate within the Refuge Cay mangroves, which serve as a roosting ground for migrant and resident birds as well as a fish nursery.

Ms. Lorraine Foster, one of the teachers from Tavares Garden Primary school, who accompanied the students, expressed her appreciation on behalf of the group. “This was truly an excellent learning experience, not only for the students but also for myself. For instance, I wasn’t aware that the mangroves served as a nursery for fish and served as a habitat for many other animals. We are very grateful for this experience and the children will be talking about it for a long time,” she noted.

In 2018, KFTL sponsored a major cleanup of Refuge Cay during which over 8000 bags of garbage were removed, barriers installed to prevent further pile up of garbage on the Cay and mangrove seedlings replanted following the cleanup. The initiative was the first of its kind and paved the way for Refuge Cay to be restored to its natural state.


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Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), started off 2019 on a high note when it recorded its best performance ever, in the history of the Port of Kingston.

A total of 3304 moves were handled within 24 hours of operation on the Post-Panamax vessel, Cosco Beijing, which arrived at the terminal on January 24. This included 1464 containers being unloaded and another 1840 containers loaded back onto the vessel.

KFTL achieved an average crane productivity of 36 moves per hour and average berth performance of 136 moves per hour with only four (4) gantry cranes working on the mainliner. With this top performance on the Cosco Beijing, which has a capacity of 9,383 TEUS, KFTL is showing present and future clients that it is ready more than ever to accommodate increased volumes.

KFTL, a subsidiary of the third largest shipping company worldwide, French-based CMA CGM, assumed responsibility for the management and development of the Kingston Container Terminal in July 2016, under a 30 year Concession Agreement with the Government of Jamaica.

KFTL facilitates the import and export of goods to and from Jamaica and also serves as a transshipment hub that connects a network of international shipping routes.

Simon Farhat, chief operating officer at KFTL noted that especially for the transhipment market, fast and efficient performance is the key success factor. “The challenge is to maintain these levels so that more business can come to Jamaica,” he noted. “All of us at KFTL are aiming to keep this level of performance and are looking forward to continued growth and success,” Farhat shared.


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With the government’s recent introduction of a ban on plastic bags and straws, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) is reporting that it has recycled over 100,000 plastic bottles in over seven months, since the launch of its environmental initiative, “KFTL Go Blue.”

Since June 2018, KFTL has separated and sent for recycling approximately 105,570 plastic bottles and 656lbs of cardboard. The facility, which employs some 1200 workers, has also discontinued the use of single-use plastic straws and has substituted styrofoam food-ware with biodegradable containers at its canteen facility.

“This was possible through the collective efforts of KFTL staff and partners,” noted Christopher Gayle, Environmental Specialist at KFTL. “We look forward to continued support in 2019, when we will seek to increase productivity while reducing the environmental impact of our operations through the implementation of additional initiatives,” he said.

The campaign, which was launched on World Environment Day (June 5, 2018), features various initiatives to improve waste management, energy and resource conservation at the facility. This includes placing colour-coded bins in strategic locations across the terminal to facilitate separation of waste streams by staff and stakeholders. The separated waste is then collected by KFTL’s designated contractor, Recycling Partners of Jamaica.


Contact Us

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1 876 923-5141-5
1 876 923-3100 (fax)
customerservice@kftl-jm.com

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Vessel Operations are 24/7
Gate Operations 8am - 5pm

Location

Port Bustamante,
PO Box, 214 G.P.O. Kingston,
Jamaica W.I.