Orion: Upgrades essential for efficiency and safety

Many have focussed on the cruise aspect of the $200 million port project, but the expanded cargo facilities are also part of the package.

Cayman’s cargo port is the conduit through which food and essential supplies come to local shores.

Though its inclusion in the referendum question is a point of contention, the need for improved cargo facilities is less controversial.

Government and opposition officials have both said an upgrade at the 42-year-old George Town facility is long overdue. Port Authority leaders have said the port is near its maximum capacity.

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