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For several decades, Caribbean ports have talked around the need for regional collaboration in an effort to bolster their ability to compete in an increasingly competitive shipping environment. While these discussions have resulted in little real action, developments particularly at competing ports in the United States are presenting opportunities for the Caribbean to leverage our collective advantages in response to the cries of shipping lines facing mounting challenges at some of their current ports of call.

Port congestion has become the Achilles heel of US West Coast ports over the last six months, as they struggle to counter the growth of the All Water Route via the Panama Canal which, as expected, is bringing greater volumes from G6 Alliance members. There have been reports of delays of up to three weeks, heightened by unstable labour relations and the unreliability of critical support from providers of trucking services.


Scholarship Criteria for online Master of Port and Maritime Management Programme offered by Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. 

Selection Criteria

The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business will award two (2) scholarships for the online Master of Port and Maritime Management Programme offered by the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.

The scholarship awarded will serve as one of merit as well as financial support. The allocation of the scholarship will be for incoming students for the online Master of Port and Maritime Management Programme commencing September 2015.

KWL - CEO - Grantley Stephenson - compressedOn behalf of the General Council of the Caribbean Shipping Association, I am pleased to extend a sincere wish for happiness, peace and the fellowship of family and friends for the 2014 Christmas holiday season. 2014 was been a very busy and fruitful year for your Association. We have had two very successful conferences, improved the CSA’s financial position, exceeded our previous best efforts in bringing training and services to members and staff; all while building on the firm foundations established by previous leaders of our Organisation. We must give thanks for the Grace of God and the tremendous support demonstrated by members of the Association.

Shipping-CMI2Graduation 2014 was a special occasion for the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) as it celebrated its 33rd annual staging of the event with regional partners and friends of the industry. 

The celebrations spanned two days, beginning with a welcome ceremony for the guest speaker, Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, on Wednesday, November 12, and the graduation exercise on Thursday, November 13.

On Wednesday, students of the CMI benefited from the generous donation from industry partners of the institute, The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA). The Monica Silvera Scholarship Foundation, established by the CSA, provides U$20,000 annually to needy but deserving students.

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 Michael 'Mike' Jarrett (4th right) accepts his citation and token from CSA President Grantley Stephenson (second left) during the CSA's Gala and Awards Ceremony on October 15 in Punta Cana. Also Photographed are: (from left) Fernando Riviera, Past President of CSA, Donna Jarrett, wife of the CSA honoree, Corah-Ann Robertson-Sylvester, Past President of the CSA and Carlos Urriola, Past President of the CSA. 

The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) on October 15, 2014 honoured its former Director of Public Relations and Information, Michael ‘Mike’ Jarrett.

Jarrett who weilded the ‘Golden Pen’ of the CSA for 30 years, was honoured during the gala and awards banquet for the 44th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition of the CSA held from October 13 to 15, 2014 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The event was hosted by the CSA in partnership with the Dominican Republic Shipping Association at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort.

Grantley Stephenson, President of the CSA, described Jarrett as a visionary who used his wealth of knowledge and experience in Journalism and Public Relations to transform the CSA.

Jarrett was a seasoned journalist when his coverage of the shipping industry captured the attention of the PR executive of the CSA in 1981. He was contracted to edit the CSA’s magazine, ‘Caribbean Shipping Journal.’


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