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The following article was written and first published by IHS Fairplay. Website: Fairplay.ihs.com. It is printed with their permission. For almost the entire month of August, vessel interests using the Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd (KFTL) container transshipment hub in Jamaica have suffered lengthy turnaround delays due to problems in transitioning [...]
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On September 22, 2017, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) will be mounting its annual Wellness Expo. The venture is aimed at cultivating and growing a culture of work/life balance in SAJ members, staff and affiliate companies. In its third staging, the theme this year is ‘Health is a state [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) has a long history of supporting the education of our nation’s children. This commitment is not limited to the children of our employees, as the SAJ and its employees have sponsored the Marcus Garvey School since 1992 and we also provide muchwelcomed support to [...]
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In light of the recent withdrawal and subsequent return of services by truckers to the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), the Port Trailer Haulage Association would like to advise the commercial trade of the circumstances surrounding those events. Over the last year, and, in particular, the last eight months, truckers [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica along with its member companies, Lasocean Agencies Limited and Adolph Levy & Brothers Limited, hosted Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of Customs Velma Ricketts Walker on July 26. The occasion was a Lunch and Learn Seminar titled, ‘Positive Advancements at Jamaica Customs’. More than 80 [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) has increased service delivery to its members and the wider business community in 2017 by offering more workshops for professionals. On July 19, the association presented the Cutting-edge Customer Workshop. It was attended by professionals from the shipping, logistics, utilities and manufacturing industries, among [...]
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Barbados will be the 2017 venue of the Caribbean region’s premier shipping conference, when that nation’s maritime community welcomes delegates attending the Caribbean Shipping Associations’ (CSA) 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, from October 9-11. Barbados Port Inc and the Shipping Association of Barbados will host the proceedings, which [...]
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On June 29, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) responded to the increasing need for information by hosting a workshop titled ‘Introduction to Cybersecurity’, facilitated by information technology and security consultant Kimberley Hall. The workshop participants were from the public and private sectors representing various industries such as shipping, banking, [...]
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Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) staff members joined teachers, parents, and well-wishers to celebrate the 25 young graduates of the Marcus Garvey School in Greenwich Farm, Kingston, at their ceremony, held at the Holy Name of Jesus Church on July 4, 2017. The graduates had earned their place at top-performing [...]
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Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor and stoic philosopher, is quoted thus: “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” This statement encapsulates the life and philosophy of James Oral Scarlett, former chief marine engineer at Maritime Towing Company Ltd (a member of the Maritime [...]
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On June 14, 2017, Jamaica presented its instrument of accession to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) commonly known as the ‘Seafarers’ Bill of Rights’. MLC is the primary treaty which protects the seafarers’ rights to decent living and working conditions on board ships. Jamaica will benefit significantly from the [...]
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Jamaica now offers training and global certification for maritime welders and fitters preparing them for employment as technical shipyard personnel, through a partnership between Jamaican and German-based stakeholders, including the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), German Ship Repair Jamaica Limited (GSRJ), the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Ministry of [...]
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Lannaman and Morris (Shipping) Limited, a member of the Shipping Association of Jamaica, held a series of events last week to celebrate 45 years of excellence in the logistics Industry. Among the events were a customer appreciation day and a black-tie staff awards ceremony. At the awards ceremony, held on [...]
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At their annual general meeting on May 21, the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) voted Managing Director of Jamaica Trading Services Mitzie Gordon Burke-Green to the presidency of the 51-year-old association. In her inaugural address as president, Burke-Green said her goal is to “deepen membership engagement [...]
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Shipping Association of Jamaica member Lannaman and Morris Shipping Limited is celebrating its 45th anniversary with a range of activities to commemorate the company’s contributions to the development of shipping in Jamaica. The company is one of the industry’s leading logistics, cargo and cruise agents. Activities began on May 28, [...]
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The Caribbean’s best multi-purpose port operator, Kingston Wharves Limited, received another vote of confidence, copping the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s (JCC) Best of Chamber Award for Large Companies. The awards were announced at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on May 18. The 35th Annual JCC Awards, held under the theme ‘Vision, [...]
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With the expansion of the Panama Canal resulting in the doubling of its current capacity in June 2016, Jamaica is poised to benefit significantly from the expected increase in cargo passing through the Canal to regional trans-shipment points. The government of Jamaica is demonstrating its commitment through the Global Logistics [...]
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The Port of Kingston has been on a journey of transformation spurred by the Shipping Association of Jamaica’s mission to advance it’s evolution as a major maritime logistics hub of the Caribbean. But let us start at the beginning… No story of shipping in Jamaica could be properly told without [...]
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