Kim Clarke, President – SAJ
Kim Clarke is the newly elected President of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ). Prior to becoming President, he served the SAJ in capacity of Vice President from 2009 – 2012. Mr. Clarke, is a second generation family member to enter the shipping industry. His father Hylton Clarke was part-owner of the Maritime Transport Group of Companies. In 2002, Kim became a member of the SAJ’s Managing Committee making him and his father the first father son team to sit on the Committee simultaneously.
Mr. Clarke’s work experience in the shipping industry began in 1990 at Kirk Line Inc. in Miami where he was a Documentation Clerk. He quickly moved up the ranks a year later to Documentation Manager. Returning to Jamaica in 1991, he became Director of Maritime and Transport Group of Companies. He now serves as Managing Director of Maritime and Transport Group of Companies. The Group consists of Maritime and Transport Services Limited., Maritime Towing Company Limited., Maritime General Insurance Brokers Limited., A. E. Parnell and company Limited, Parnell Investment Limited and Seaport Equipment Limited.
He is also a director of Kingston Wharves Limited and Newport Fersan Jamaica Limited. He is Chairman of Amalgamated Stevedores Limited and Managing Director of Boat Services Ltd.
Mr. Clarke is a graduate of the University of Miami.