Cabinet Approves Interim rate Increase for Petrojam Haulage Contractors


At its May 3 meeting, Cabinet approved a proposal from the state-owned refinery, Petrojam Limited, to grant haulage contractors an interim rate increase, using the current rates paid by PETCOM as a basis.
Minister of Information with Responsibility for Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, informed journalists at today’s (May 12) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, that Cabinet had also approved the re-tendering of Petrojam haulage contracts, using selective tender procurement methods.
This includes tenders from contractors, who were selected during the previous tender exercise, which closed in October 2008, Mr. Vaz noted.
Cabinet further agreed to the proposed extension of the existing haulage contract period to August 31, 2010, to facilitate this exercise and for the contract to run for two years from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2012.
The core function of haulage contractors is to provide reliable transportation of Petrojam petroleum products from its loading racks at the refinery in Kingston and storage tanks in Montego Bay to customers throughout the country.

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