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Register now for the Caribbean Shipping Association's 44th AGM, Conference and Exhibition, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic taking place on October 13 - 15, 2014.

The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) in collaboration with the Asociacion de Navieros de la Republica Dominicana (Shipping Association of the Dominican Republic) is pleased to open registrations for its 44th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition. The Conference will be in beautiful Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; a country with a rich cultural diversity. The hotel that will host the CSA’s 44th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort (Adults Only), will be the meeting ground where owners, shipping executives, industry leaders and renown speakers will address these issues from Monday October 13 to Wednesday October 15, 2014.

Sessions include:
• The New Nicaragua Canal Project
• 'People-The Missing Link' Social Engineering and the Cost to your Operations
• Design & Optimization of Cost Effective Warehouses
• Present & Future of the Cruise Industry in the Caribbean 

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The Panama Canal Expansion has reached another important milestone with the transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex in the Atlantic side.

"This is a very important operation because it involved the first movement of the gates from the special dock where they were unloaded to the lower chamber of the new locks," said Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.

The Administrator explained that the process was carried out following rigorous safety measures to ensure that the more than 3,000-ton steel structures could be moved to the dry lock chambers using the pavement ramp built for this purpose.

Eight of the 16 rolling gates that will be used for the new locks are already in Panama. The remaining eight will arrive in two separate shipments from its manufacturing site in Italy.

In the next couple of days, the other gates will be moved from the temporary unloading dock to the dry lock chambers to be able to use the area for the arrival of the remaining lock gates.

The Panama Canal Expansion Program is currently 77% complete.


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foto sociedad port2EF960A7 2Eleven Caribbean Nationals successfully completed the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) Terminal Study Tour in Cartagena, Colombia, June 16 – 20, 2014. The programme was the first CSA training initiative for the year, with participants from St. Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Participants were exposed to the operations at CONTECAR and best practices at the high-performing, multi-purpose port. The course provided the opportunity for attendees to make parallel assessments between terminal operations in Colombia and their countries of origin to aid in determining solutions to common operations and port management challenges.

The programme took an in-depth look at Cruise and Commercial Operations; Safety and Security; Vessel Planning; Yard Planning; Roro Operations; Equipment Operations; Human Resource Management; Maintenance and Stowage.

The recently concluded Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference (CSEC) held in Miami, Florida, has underscored the commitment of CSA members to the building and sustaining of relationships in the region.

A total of 244 delegates from 30 countries in the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe were in attendance during the three-day conference held at the Miami Marriott, May 12 – 14, 2014 making the 13th CSEC the largest mid-year conference of the CSA to date.

Hosted in collaboration with PortMiami, the conference featured the largest delegation from the French West Indies, indicating the commitment of the CSA’s French members to bridging the language barrier and increasing their participation in CSA events. A total of 26 French representatives were in attendance. The 13th CSEC also saw the return of Dominica to the CSA’s mid-year conference.


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