Veconinter assisted to the annual Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference hosted in the Port Everglades
23/05/20180 CommentsLuis Gondelles
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David Jean Marie, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), opened the 17th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference celebrated from May 14th to 16th in the Port Everglades Hilton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The president praised the role of the Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference host to an audience of over 200 delegates, speakers, sponsors and attendees. Jean Marie also explained the CSA seeks to bring together the most respected professionals to engage you and facilitate meaningful exchanges on areas pertinent to the development of the industry. In the conference program we could find several talks, including Cuba; an update later with President Trump in the White House, Caribbean: LATAM air freight challenges and opportunities, and Tariffs and trade wars; What it means for Florida and the Caribbean. On Wednesday May 16th, there was a panel discussion between representatives from USCG, OAS, Port of St. Maarten, Tote Maritime and Port Authority from Antigua, which lasted until 1:00 pm. There also was a workshop titled Disaster awareness – lessons learned, inspired by the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which caused more than 282 billion US$ in damages across several islands and countries. The workshops will provide a platform for information sharing to identify the best practices and develop models to help attendees to better prepare for the season, endure the pressure of violent storms, and formulate quick recovery mechanisms. The Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference is the first of two conferences hosted by the CSA annually. The annual general meeting is scheduled for October 8-10, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand, Panama, in Panama City. The CSA was established in 1971 to facilitate the development of an efficient, viable Caribbean Shipping Industry. Conferences hosted by the CSA provide fora in which matters relevant to the growth and development of Caribbean shipping are discussed. The CSA now represents its members in multilateral organizations including the Association of Caribbean States and CARICOM. CSA membership includes 12 national shipping associations and over 100 individual member entities, including port authorities, terminal operators, shipping agents, shipping lines, tug and salvage companies, consultants, freight forwarders, leasing companies and others. With information from: http://www.caribbeanshipping.org/index.php/aboutus http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/shipping/20180515/port-everglades-hosts-successful-csa-conference http://www.caribbeanshipping.org/index.php/aboutus/history

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