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The Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) and Portside Caribbean in collaboration with the Caribbean Maritime University present their first annual Caribbean Port Management Workshop from January 22 - 24, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand - Panama! The event, receiving the Caribbean Shipping Association's full endorsement, promises to be a proactive forum for port and marine terminal operators, port and harbour masters, port authorities, port planners and marine systems designers, maritime academic and training institutions, policy directors, flag states and maritime administrators.
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Conference sessions cover the core areas of Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness and Relief and culminate with visits to the Panama Canal, Manzanillo International Terminal and the Regional Logistics Centre for Humanitarian Assistance. 

This crucial event, at the start of the New Year, sets out to, among other things, promote sustainable development of harbours, seaports and marine terminals and present expert thinking and best practices to those who set policy, administer, operate and manage port systems and marine terminals in the caribbean and beyond. 

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Compliance in Motion >> Facilitation, Protectionsim & Intercontinental Trade... December 3 - 5, 2017

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Four members of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) were bestowed the Caribbean Maritime University's (CMU) most prestigious honours at their inaugural graduation ceremony. The ceremony was held on November 14 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The honourees are Dr Grantley Stephenson, Dr Ronald Malins-Smith, Marc Sampson and Stephen Bell.

cmu-grdtn17The newly chartered Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Tuesday graduated its first cohort of students to be certified since the institution's formal upgrading in September. Approximately 250 students were conferred with master's and bachelor's degrees and diplomas during the graduation ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, having successfully completed studies in a wide cross section of programmes over the past four years.

These include Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Port Management; Cruise Shipping and Maritime Tourism; International Shipping; Customs Processes, Freight Forwarding and Immigrations; and Security Administration and Management.

Education, youth and information minister, Ruel Reid, headed the dignitaries and officials attending the ceremony, which marked the first to be presided over by newly installed Chancellor, His Royal Highness Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, and President, Professor Fritz Pinnock. Reid lauded the CMU's staff and graduates on the milestone achievement, noting that "we are witnessing the fruits of many years of toil and nurturing".

The Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, which was held in Bridgetown, Barbados, from October 9-11, ended on a high note with featured presentations from all sectors of the shipping industry.

The conference, which was attended by more than 350 delegates, was hosted by the Shipping Association of Barbados and the Barbados Port Inc, which facilitated the thought-provoking, stimulating presentations by speakers from across the world.

The leadership of the Caribbean Shipping Association was retained for another year by unanimous vote, returning David Jean Marie as president and Juan Carlos Croston as vice-president.


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