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COSCO gives exporters more options for cargo

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:00 AM
From left: Anna Hamilton, sales and marketing manager of Jamaica Freight and Shipping (JFS), presents Captain Ahmed Hamza Shehala with a gift basket of Jamaican products on a vessel visit on November 15. Sharing the moment is JFS Operations Manager Andrew Swaby.
A sighting of the 9,500 TEU ‘COSCO Guangzhou’ on the port of Kingston as Sales and Marketing Manager of Jamaica Freight and Shipping (JFS) Anna Hamilton and Operations Manager of JFS Andrew Swaby make their way back from a visit to another COSCO vessel.

Shipping Association of Jamaica member company Jamaica Freight and Shipping recently shared the details of a service provided by shipping line COSCO. The vessel MV Watermark St George makes weekly stops at the port of Kingston on a leg of its dedicated direct Eastern Caribbean service. The 1174 TEU capacity vessel leaves Jamaica for the Dominican Republic. From there it goes to Trinidad, then on to South America, stopping in Guyana, and Suriname before returning to Jamaica. This is an excellent opportunity for exporters to reach their Caribbean and South American customers. Headquartered in Shanghai, COSCO Shipping Lines is the fourth-largest shipping line in the world. Its agents in Jamaica are Jamaica Freight and Shipping.