Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) is managed under a port authority contract by APM Terminals Limited. The new berth, which officially opened on July 11, 2008, cost US$248m to build and is the culmination of phase five of the port authority’s 14-year expansion programme.
Phase five added 475 m (1,558 ft) of berthage with alongside depths of 15 m (49.2 ft), 65 ha (161 acres) of container yard and six super post-Panamax ship-to-shore gantry cranes to KCT’s assets, doubling its throughput capacity to 3.2m teu annually. In 2007, the terminal handled just over 2m teu, more than four times the volume of a decade previously. According to port authority projections, this will reach 5m teu by 2014.