PRESS RELEASE

FRIDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kingston Wharves Cops Regional Port Award
‘BEST MULTIPURPOSE PORT IN THE CARIBBEAN’
Punta Cana, Dominica Republic: Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) has once
again been voted the Best Multi-Purpose Port Operator in the Caribbean by regional
shipping lines, agents and other key port users.
"Our success is based on the continued support and confidence of our customers,
employees and other stakeholders for which we are truly thankful" said Chairman
and CEO Grantley Stephenson of the CSA recognition. Mr. Stephenson went on
further to say "it's the confidence of our stakeholders that has positioned the
company to embark on an ambitious portfolio of capital projects designed to
strengthen the company's base as a world-class terminal operator for the ‘next 50
years of shipping'".
The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) presented the top award to KWL at the
recently held annual gala banquet closing its 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM),
Conference, and Exhibition held in Punta Cana, Dominica Republic. The win
acknowledges the maintenance of high standards and stellar service by the
Jamaican Port, having coped the award more times than any other regional marine
terminal in the past 8 years.
The Port Awards Committee of the CSA is comprised of key users of the region's port
terminals. The committee reviews and recognizes the performance and operations
of terminals in the Caribbean, Latin America and the Gulf of Mexico for the calendar
year prior to their AGM.
Other 2013 award recipients included Kingston Container Terminal, Jamaica - ‘Port
Security’; Grand Port Maritime de Guadeloupe – ‘Port Dependability and Flexibility’;
Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta, Columbia – ‘Port Efficiency and Productivity’;
Manzanillo International Terminal, Panama – ‘Growth, Development and
Improvement’; DP World Caucedo, Dominica Republic – ‘Port Environment, Health
and Safety’ and Terminal de la Pointes des Grieves, Martinique – ‘Container Terminal
of the Year’.

Over 350 shipping industry leaders representing the Caribbean, Latin America and
Europe attended the 44th AGM, Conference and Exhibition hosted by the CSA in
collaboration with the Dominican Republic Shipping Association.

About Us
Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) is the Caribbean's leading Multi-purpose Port Terminal
Operator, providing the Region's importers and exporters with a broad range of cargo handling
and logistics services and connections to over 20 international ports in the Caribbean, Latin
and North America. A listed company on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with net assets of
US$119.91 million, the KWL Group has experienced steady growth through prudent
management and a commitment to continuous improvement that has ensured
competitiveness, since its inception in 1945. In addition to its core business of terminal
operations, the KWL Group includes its subsidiary, Security Administrators Limited, provider of
industrial and port security services.
Jamaica is positioned to take advantage of the PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION, based on its
strategic location in the Caribbean; it is predicted that the expansion will bring increased
business to Jamaica, especially in transshipment. The Group is committed to furthering the
scope of its existing growth and development strategies as it charts a steady course of action
to becoming a Lead Logistics Provider playing a leading role in Jamaica's development into a
global logistics hub.

For additional information regarding this release
contact:
Simone Murdock, Marketing and Client Services
Manager
Telephone: 876.923.9211| e-Mail:
simone.murdock@kwljm.com