International Shipping a Major Plank of Jamaica’s Economic Programme

Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says international shipping is a major plank of the Government’s strategic economic programme, capitalizing on potential mega investments associated with the global logistics hub initiative and bolstered by the expanded Panama Canal.

He says Jamaica considers the development and growth of the maritime sector a major feature of Vision 2030, which is the national development plan.

The sector, Henry said, is essential in growing the economy while providing employment through a range of professional services, building on the success facilitated by substantial investments in world-class ports in cruise and transshipment; global distribution through the logistics hub; a dynamic and diverse Caribbean Maritime University (CMU); and an effective marine administration with a small but quality ship registry.

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