training developmentOnce again, the Caribbean Shipping Association is providing members with a chance to participate in a study tour showcasing best practice operations at the Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) operated port facility in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Exchange Study Programme will be held February 20 – 24, 2017. The programme’s maximum capacity is 8 and therefore preference will be given to applicants who have never participated in previous programmes. 

The CSA and the host port will offset costs associated with hotel accommodation, daily lunches and transportation between the hotel and training facilities, as well as delivery of the training course in Kingston. Participants will be required to make their own arrangements for airfare and airport transfers. The Caribbean Shipping Association will be providing accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel. Please ensure that your registration is accompanied by a confirmed itinerary. 

Click here to download and complete the attached application form for submission to the CSA.

image010The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has inducted into its Hall of Fame members of the regional shipping fraternity who have made outstanding contributions.

At its annual graduation and awards ceremony held at the Jamaica Conference Centre on November 10, 2016, the maritime training body specially recognised the contributions of Corah Ann Robertson-Sylvester, who was recognised for outstanding service to the CMI and to the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), where she served as its first female president. Robertson-Sylvester is the CEO of Seaboard Jamaica Limited and a member of the managing committee of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ).

Photo: CMI Honours SAJ and CSA members From left: Michael Bernard, Marc Sampson, Fritz Pinnock, William Brown, Stephen Bell, Michael Thornhill, Corah Ann Robertson Sylvester and Malins-Smith at the CMI's graduation and awards ceremony held in Kingston.

Stephen Bell, regional vice-president of Seaboard Marine Limited, received recognition for development of the Caribbean shipping industry. He recently served as Group 'C' chairman on the CSA's General Council.

Roland Malins-Smith was also inducted into the CMI Hall of Fame for his contributions to the development of the Caribbean shipping industry. Malins-Smith founded regional shipping line Seafreight Line Ltd and Seafreight Agencies Inc, and served the CSA as president of Group C more than once. He was also honoured by the CSA at its Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida in May this year.

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.

DJM-ALJThe 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.

KWL2016-01Following 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 maritime industry is of particular importance with plans to diversify the T&T economy, Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon said yesterday.

“The strategic advantages that make this country ideal for maritime services are many, not the least of which is our geographic location below the hurricane belt. We are situated between key trade routes connecting the North and South American continents, and we possess a highly skilled workforce,” she said in opening remarks at the 46th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain

The minister added that the timing could not have been better for a conference on the shipping industry to be hosted by this country: “It comes on the heels of the budget presentation in the House of Representatives for fiscal 2017. These are exciting times as there is a move to prioritise several sectors for diversification, one being the maritime industry—part of the thrust to expand this country’s exports and to transform the economy.”

 
 
 
 

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