Cargo Handlers has reported a 6.3-percent jump in profits for the financial year ended in September, when compared to the same period last year.

According to the Chairman of the Montego Bay company, Antony Hart, the $146.38-million net profit followed an increase in the amount of cargo and cruise vessels being serviced as well as improvements in the company’s petroleum haulage division.

Hart says the increase in cruise ship arrivals opens up new opportunities for what he describes as “increasing air lift into Montego Bay”.

He says this trend is expected to benefit the future of the hospitality industry and support growth in Western Jamaica.