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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) regrets to inform members of the death of Janice Budd, the Association’s head of communication. Miss Budd died on Tuesday, January 2, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Her substantive post at the SAJ for the last three years (3) was operations manager, communications and member services. Janice […]

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“Who can get used to death? It is an expected end, but when it takes the people you cherish, memories are never enough to fill that permanent, gaping hole.” – Shorna-Kay Plummer, Caribbean Shipping Association. The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) joins the media fraternity and all of Jamaica in the mourning of Janice Budd. […]

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The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is celebrating 16 years of service to Jamaica this year! Institutionalised by the Shipping Act of 1998, the MAJ is the implementing body for the conventions of the United Nation’s specialised agency for international shipping, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), of which Jamaica is a member state. The Maritime […]

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On September 28, 2017, The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) honoured Ishmael Emmanuel Robertson as part of their Charter Day celebrations, granting him the award of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) in International Shipping and Logistics. In their official citation, they mentioned his “solid investment, commitment, and contribution to the maritime and logistics industries”. For his […]

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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 […]

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Captain of the M/V Cosco Shipping Rhine, Lei Gao (centre), accepts a plaque commemorating the vessel’s inaugural call to Kingston from the members of the Jamaica Freight & Shipping Company Limited (JFS) team of Anna Hamilton and Andrew Swaby on October 13, 2017 . The brand new 9,400 TEU capacity vessel was on its maiden […]

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The Caribbean Shipping Association’s 47th annual general meeting, conference and exhibition got under way yesterday at the Barbados Hilton. During the opening proceedings, chief executive officer of Barbados Port Inc and president of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), David Jean Marie expressed the genuine sadness of the CSA at the effects of the recent hurricanes […]

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On September 28, the Caribbean Maritime Institute hosted its charter day ceremony at the National Arena. The festivities, which took place on World Maritime Day, included the installation of the university’s chancellor, Professor Fritz Pinnock, as well as its president and deputy president. There was also the awarding of two honorary doctoral degrees. The ceremony […]

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Claudia Grant, deputy director general of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, has been elected as vice-chairman of the sub-committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III). The III brings together flag, port and coastal states to consider implementation issues, including the analysis of consolidated audit summary reports from the mandatory IMO member state Audit Scheme. The […]

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