Bahamas Prime Minister was keynote speaker
at 12th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference
The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie was the keynote speaker at the opening of the 12th
annual Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference in Freeport, Bahamas.
The Prime Minister
expressed grave concern about the effects of vicious crime on public and private initiatives to develop the Caribbean region.
Caribbean Shipping Executives
Conference to look at
Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) for the first time addressed
issues and concerns related to corruption in international trade and invited
Jamaican scholar and anti-corruption lobbyist, Professor Trevor Munroe to make a
presentation at this year’s Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference.
annual Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference was held in Freeport Bahamas
over three days (May 13, 14 and 15) at the Grand Lucayan Beach and
Golf Resort, Freeport, Bahamas.
conference was declared open by CSA President, Grantley Stephenson.
Munroe, Executive Director of the Jamaican organization National Integrity
Action spoke on the topic “International Trade and Corruption”.
Corruption can create significant problems and complications in international
trade and for companies in the global supply chain. Corruption increases costs
significantly and slows the flow of goods across national borders as companies
and governments must respond by acquiring and deploying employing expensive technology and personnel. The
CSA, in its role of empowering members through the spread of information and
current ideas, will focus on the corruption in international trade so as to sensitise our members to the issues, hindrances and strategies
sub-sectors of maritime industry represented at 12th
Maritime industry executives from all
sub-sectors of the shipping industry of the Caribbean and Latin America,
representing both cargo and cruise operations - ship owners and vessel
operators; port authorities; container terminals; multi-purpose port facilities;
shipping agents; equipment suppliers; non-vessel common carriers; and, a range
of service providers - gathered in Freeport, Bahamas for the 12th
Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference.
The 12th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives
Conference took place in The Bahamas over three days, May 13, 14 and 15.
year’s event was hosted by the Caribbean Shipping Association in
collaboration with the Freeport Container Terminal. Conference venue was the
Grand Lucayan Beach and
Golf Resort on Grand Bahama Island.
Shipping industry executives from Europe and
North America joined their counterparts from the Caribbean and Latin America
for three days of discussion and presentations. The topics selected for
treatment covered a wide range of issues and trends in the maritime sector.
Presentations covered international trade; corruption; and, the readiness of
marine pilots for the opening of the expanded Panama Canal and the massive ships
which will consequently be servicing regional ports. Alternative energy and the
economics of cargo by sea also came under the microscope and was of
particular importance to ships owners and shipping lines.
Advances in marine port technology and the
implications for productivity and staffing were discussed under the topic
‘Automated Terminals’. Participants were exposed to the latest
trends and technological developments which are now gaining wider application in marine
VENUE: Grand Lucayan Beach
CARIBBEAN SHIPPING EXECUTIVES CONFERENCE
TOPICS AND PRESENTATIONS
TRADE AND CORRUPTION
PILOTS READY FOR 2015
BEST MULTI-PURPOSE TERMINAL FOR 2012
BEST CONTAINER TERMINAL FOR 2012
ECONOMIC IMPACT ON CRUISE
DEVELOPMENT - WHAT REGIONAL PORTS NEED TO BECOME COMPETITIVE
FOR CSA 43rd AGM IN PANAMA
IN THE CARIBBEAN
– REGIONAL STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES AND ACTION PLAN
NATIONAL SHIPPING ASSOCIATIONS FACILITATE GROWTH
CSA & MIT
collaborate in training …
Container Operations … a
2013 saw the Caribbean Shipping Association collaborating with Panama`s
Manzanillo International Terminal to present a training event for terminal
Entitled `Container Operations … a new
approach`, the course was presented over six days. Two groups were
accommodated in two courses (March 4 – 9 and March 11 – 16): three participants
in the first course and five in the second.
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