The Port Authority of Jamaica has said it is undertaking development projects at key ports with the aim of facilitating growth in the cruise industry.
The PAJ said projects are in progress in Montego Bay, St. James; Ocho Rios, St. Ann; and Falmouth, Trelawny.
In Montego Bay, the berth space at the port is being upgraded to accommodate larger cruise vessels.
William Tatham, Vice President of Cruise Shipping and Marina Operations at the PAJ, said in the next financial year, the entity will be looking at building a new cargo terminal and converting the existing facility into a cruise terminal.
He also noted that the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Montego Bay has made the port more attractive to cruise lines.
Mr. Tatham pointed out that the next generation of cruise ships are LNG-powered.