T&HD saw passenger, vehicle & cargo movement spike in 2013

12th March, 2014

KINGSTON - Vehicles using the state-run ferry services increase by 44 percent in 2013 and passenger movement saw a 17 percent jump when compared to 2012.

This, according to Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) General Manager (GM) Marclene Merchant, can be credited to the reliability of the ferries.

The GM disclosed that in 2012 passengers, vehicles and cargo totaled 282,784; 40,611 and 113,257 respectively.

However, those figures climbed in 2013 – passengers’ movements were 331,352; vehicles 58,502 and cargo 125,600. These numbers represented 17, 44 and 10 percent increase respectively.

On the financial front, the revenue generated from passengers totaled $89,540,080; vehicles $227,122,020 and cargo $283,304,112 in 2013.