JP expands shipping, logistics offering with South Florida acquisition | Loop Jamaica

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Jamaica Producers Group (JP) announced that its UK-based subsidiary, JP Shipping Services Limited, has acquired Miami Freight and Shipping Company.

Miami Freight and Shipping Company is a Florida corporation in the freight handling, logistics, and shipping business.

Meanwhile, JP Shipping Services Limited is a freight-forwarding and logistics enterprise with warehousing, transport and commercial operations in the UK. It handles cargo movements to all of the major Caribbean markets.

JP Group’s other logistics interests include Kingston Wharves Limited, a leading regional multipurpose port and Geest Line Limited, a UK-based shipping line connecting European, Caribbean and Latin America markets.

“In adding a North American spoke, this acquisition marks an important expansion of JP’s diversified logistics and shipping platform that connects the world’s major markets to the Caribbean,”saidJP CEO, Jeffrey Hall.

Commenting on JP’s strategy for business development in logistics through the recent acquisition, JP Chief Commercial Officer Maya Walrond said the company sees shipping and export facilitation opportunities for growth in commercial cargo handling and e-commerce.

“JP is looking forward to growing in tandem with our customers, partners, and suppliers, all of whom can look forward to the continuation of excellent service from the Miami Freight and Shipping team led by Juliana Keene,” Walrond said.

JP is a Jamaican-owned multinational with its primary businesses in specialty food and drink and logistics and infrastructure.