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  • STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION  - June 26 & 27, 2017 & 
  • CUSTOMS, TERMINALS & PORT AGENCIES - June 28 & 29, 2017

Both courses will be delivered from the Blue Horizon Hotel in Barbados. For information on how to register, contact the CSA secretariat via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at +1876 923-3491.

The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), in association with the Curacao Ports Authority, hosted the 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives' Conference in Willemstad, Curacao, from May 8-10, 2017. The conference featured some key presentations on the latest developments and plans affecting shipping and logistics in the Caribbean. Topics such as cybersecurity, maritime security, logistics and cruise were discussed by a line-up of high-profile speakers. Here are some highlights:

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Javier Yasnikouski, head of maritime security at the International Maritime Organisation, during a presentation highlighting the latest developments in maritime security on day one of the recent Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference held in Curaçao. 
    vv     S Coast Guard Captain LaDonn Allen during her day-two presentation on ‘Inspections and Compliance, Marine Transportation Systems and Commercial Regulations and Standards’ at the recent conference held in Curaçao.  vvv     Paul Morrison-Saltchuk, director, internal audit, Saltchuck Companies engaging conference attendees on day three during his presentation on ‘Anti-Corruption, strengthening your controls in the Caribbean Shipping Industry’, at the recent CSEC Conference held in Curaçao.

CSECDay1-djmThe Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) 16th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference (CSEC) began yesterday in Willemstad, CuraÁao, with remarks from the association's president, David Jean Marie.

Here are some excerpts from his address.

"Technology has created a major disruption to our industry, the emergence of the fourth Industrial Revolution has blurred the lines between the physical, the digital and the biological worlds. This plays out in even how we conduct security, in that we are shifting from physical presence to managing intangible global supply chains. This has resulted in two major changes facing our industry. One is a mindset gap and the other is a skill-set gap. As a result, the way we train people has to change to meet these new global requirements. We are still training people for jobs which no longer exist or are fast disappearing so, as a result, we end up with jobs without people and people without jobs. That means that the learning curve in the industry is very steep, resulting in health and safety hazards and costly mistakes, and lack of adherence to international standards and protocols. Additionally, the old mindset based on 'entitlement' and 'rights', rather than 'responsibilities', needs to evolve. Our training programmes are shifting to meet these needs.

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