Kingston Wharves wins Port of the Year as Caribbean Shipping Association’s 46th AGM & Conference ends
Following a highly productive week of discussion and networking the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA’s) 46TH AGM, Exhibition & Conference ended with a spectacular awards gala held in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain, Trinidad on October 19, 2016. The sophisticated theme of the event which saw most of the 370 delegates donning masks, provided an elegant backdrop for the announcement of the annual CSA Port Awards.
Kingston Wharves Limited emerged the big winner, taking the coveted Port of the Year Award to resounding acclaim from fellow members of the association, having earned the nod from the regional judges as the Best Multipurpose Port in the hemisphere.
The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA’s) 46th AGM, Exhibition & Conference which was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad from October 17-19, 2016 provided the perfect occasion for the association and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business to renew their collaboration on the provision of training for the region’s students pursuing maritime careers.
The new MOU replaces the previous agreement which only gave provisions for the Master in Port and Maritime Management. This MoU renewal is more encompassing and includes more academic and non-academic programmes.
In congratulating the CSA on its 46th annual Conference, Mrs. Nirmala Maharaj, Director, Internationalisation and Institutional Relations at the institution announced that the school this year became associate members of the Shipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago SATT, which played host to this year’s conference.
A pledge of financial assistance to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean territory Haiti from President David Jean Marie marked the ceremonial opening of the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) 46th Annual General Meeting, Conference & Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, Trinidad on Monday, October 17, 2016.
“There is a need for urgent humanitarian assistance to Haiti, given the level of destruction. In addition to the efforts we may be making individually or through our companies and countries, the General Council wishes to have the CSA involved in tangible ways. We have therefore commenced a drive to raise funds by pledging an initial USD 10,000, and we invite all our members and associates to contribute through the Secretariat. We will soon be writing you in this regard,” he said.