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Executives from all areas of the shipping industry will converge in the picturesque Bridgetown, Barbados from October 9 – 11, 2017 for the Caribbean Shipping Associations’ (CSA) 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition. On its  6th stop in the eastern Caribbean island, the first being the 2nd AGM & Conference in 1972, this year’s event promises to deliver the usual engaging content along with important updates on the Association’s work across its network of member islands during the 2016/17 business year.

Barbados Port Inc and the Shipping Association of Barbados will play hosts to the proceedings which are being held at the Hilton Barbados Hotel - an ocean enthusiast's paradise.

The AGM also provides the platform for CSA members to vote on the cohort of Executives who will direct its operations over the coming year and meet in its technical groups to discuss and strategize on how it will treat with important issues facing the Caribbean shipping industry.    

The CSA offers exciting opportunities for conference sponsorship with extensive benefits for interested businesses! If you are looking to reach a wider audience of professionals in shipping and its allied sectors, contact the CSA Secretariat for details on sponsorship packages via email to Dionne Mason Gordon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via telephone at 876-923-3491.

Riveting Presentations, Engaging and Qualified Speakers, a Beautiful Backdrop in the eastern Caribbean Sea. October 9 - 11, 2017 | CSA's 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference & Exhibition | SAVE THE DATE

  • 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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