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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Some of the largest and most influential supply chain stakeholders across this hemisphere, comprising shipping lines, ship’s agents, customs and maritime authorities, agencies, ports, and terminals meet in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, next week for one of the Caribbean region’s premier shipping conferences. The Shipping Association of Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) will [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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The following is an excerpt of the speech delivered by Rear Admiral Peter Brady, director general of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, at the Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston to mark the start of Maritime Awareness Week. Every year, Jamaica joins the international community in celebrating World Maritime Day, observed on [...]
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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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The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), in association with the CuraÁao Ports Authority, hosted the 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference in Willemstad, CuraÁao, from May 8-10, 2017. The conference featured some key presentations on the latest developments and plans affecting shipping and logistics in the Caribbean. Topics such as cybersecurity, maritime [...]
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The Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) 16th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference (CSEC) began yesterday in Willemstad, CuraÁao, with remarks from the association’s president, David Jean Marie. Here are some excerpts from his address. “Technology has created a major disruption to our industry, the emergence of the fourth Industrial Revolution has [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) has received high praise for fostering learning and team building in the shipping industry and wider community through a series of training workshops undertaken in recent weeks. Special mention has been made of the SAJ’s most recent training initiative, a workshop for professionals entitled [...]
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As a part of its commitment to providing high-quality training opportunities for the regional shipping community, the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) facilitated several training seminars in the first quarter of 2017 with several more in the pipeline. From February 20-24, Kingston Wharves Limited hosted the first CSA Terminal Exchange Study [...]
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Shipping executives from across the region are making preparations to attend the Caribbean Shipping Association’s 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference hosted by the Curaçao Ports Authority in the beautiful city of Willemstad, Curaçao. This annual conference attracts regional decision makers of the shipping, cargo, cruise, and port industries. From May [...]
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On March 28, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) hosted a workshop titled ‘Corporate Events Planning and Management’ conducted by ace communicator Dania Beckford. The workshop provided participants with an interactive application of theories, major trends and successful business practices in event planning and management, while building the skills needed [...]
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In his Budget presentation, Prime Minister Andrew Holness reasserted the Government’s objectives to make Jamaica a logistics centre. The prime minister committed resources to ensure that the logistics projects were expedited. This was the basis of an investor tour of the Port of Kingston facilities, coordinated by the Port Authority [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) staged a three-day workshop dubbed ‘Business Writing for Professionals’ on February 27 and 28 and March 2, 2017. The workshop provided participants with an in-depth exploration of modern, cutting-edge business writing skills. Participants travelled from as far as Trelawny to take part in the [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica’s (SAJ) member company Carib Star Shipping Ltd (CSSL)/ZIM hosted yet another customer cocktail event aboard the Zim Haifa, which docked at the port of Kingston, on February 22, 2017. CSSL’s deputy general manager, Kisha Williams-Hare, welcomed the guests and highlighted the fact that ZIM is [...]
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At Crowley’s Annual Caribbean Service 2017 road show on February 21, 2017, Lannaman & Morris Shipping Limited was awarded Crowley’s Agent of the Year 2016. Lannaman & Morris Shipping has represented Crowley in Jamaica since November 2015. “It is a award that is well deserved”, stated Harriat Maragh, chairman and [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica joined 49 other entities invited by the Ministry of Education to participate in the 2017 staging of the Mathematics Expo. Thousands of students were engaged in activities designed to stimulate their interest in mathematics. They were exposed to real-world applications which demonstrate how abstract concepts [...]
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Kingston Wharves welcomes its second cruise ship in three months. MS Serrenissima, a 100-passenger cruise vessel made its maiden call to Kingston Wharves on Sunday, March 5. KWL joins the tourism and shipping stakeholders in developing Kingston as a cruise destination. On hand to welcome the passengers and crew were [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica Property Limited (SAJPL) has signed an agreement with Jamaica Producers Group (JP) under which SAJPL will construct a new headquarters for JP at its Newport West complex. The companies expressed their joint delight in what they described as a mutually satisfactory arrangement where SAJPL will [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) joined more than 200 companies to support this year’s staging of the Sigma 5K road race. The region’s largest road race, Sigma raised $50.5 million to contribute to the Bethlehem Home for Abandoned Children (operated by Missionaries of the Poor), Spanish Town Hospital Special [...]
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Recognised as the leading multi-purpose port in the Caribbean, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) was again chosen to host the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) Exchange Study Programme. The programme was held from February 20-24 with eight shipping and logistics professionals from across the region participating. The CSA study tour is held [...]
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The cruise sector is doing very well, with vessels calling not only on the traditional north coast ports, but in Kingston as well. However, there is greater potential for the sector through home porting. Montego Bay currently has the only port in Jamaica that facilitates home porting. This is when [...]
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On February 6, 2017, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) hosted a successful Social Media Bootcamp. The workshop, presented by social media guru Dennis Brooks, was aimed at exposing participants to the skills associated with crafting a marketing strategy using the freely available social media platforms and their associated analytics. [...]
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Jamaica was one of several countries meeting in Malmo, Sweden, from January 24-25 to examine the opportunities and challenges in the field of maritime energy with the aim of developing energy-efficient and low-carbon future for the global maritime industry. The event was the International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER [...]
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Last Thursday, Jamaica launched its bid to be re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at a Jamaica House ceremony. The council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the assembly, for supervising the work of the organisation. Between sessions of the Assembly, the [...]
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Kingston Wharves welcomed the M/V Hoegh Trigger, a post-Panamax vessel, to the Port of Kingston. The vessel, along with the Hoegh Target, is the world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier. “This call by the Hoegh Trigger is a significant boost for the transhipment business of Kingston Wharves,” said Grantley [...]
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These are exciting times for Jamaica. After many years of sluggish development, missed opportunities, political upheavals and the feeling among many Jamaicans that better opportunities lay elsewhere, there is now a real sense of optimism. This is particularly true in the maritime sector, where Jamaica really has got its skates [...]
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  MORE THAN 100 senior citizens, including the disabled and shut-ins of the Greenwich Town community, were treated to grocery items for the Christmas season, courtesy of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ). The yearly treat for the elderly was held at the Holy Name Catholic Church in that community [...]
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In a time-honoured tradition, stevedores and administrative staff at the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) gave of their time to spend a day with the young students of their adopted school in Greenwich Town over the holiday season. The eager children were allowed to enjoy themselves thoroughly on the final [...]
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KFTL begins dredging of Kingston Harbour this week Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), the concessionaire for the Kingston Container Terminal, will be conducting dredging within the shipping channel and the Port Bustamante Basin (Kingston Harbour). This is in keeping with the terms of its concessionary agreement with the Port Authority [...]
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Almost 200 members and beneficiaries of the Kingston Port Workers Superannuation Fund (KPWSF) and the Shipping Association of Jamaica Staff Pension Fund (SAJSPF) were feted by the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and Proven Fund Managers Limited at their recent annual retirees’ luncheon. The senior citizens, including widows of retired [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) has announced a reduction in the containerised cargo assessment charge following negotiations with some of the shipping lines which call on the Port of Kingston. The assessment on import containers has been reduced from US$68 per container to US$37.50. Exporters already benefit from a [...]
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Jamaica has a rich legacy in the cruise shipping industry and on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the island marked another milestone with the docking of the largest passenger vessel ever received at the Port of Kingston. At the centre of this history-making day was Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), which hosted [...]
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A new wages and fringe benefits agreement has been signed between the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and the unions representing stevedores employed by the association at the Port of Kingston after just five meetings. The new agreement covers the period November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2019. It was [...]
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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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Maritime & Transport Services (MTS) Ltd, the local agents for Maersk Shipping Line and Sealand, recently led all local efforts to transport relief items to Haiti in the wake of that country’s devastation by Hurricane Matthew. More than 900 people died when the storm hit in October, with up to [...]
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Panellists from the local and regional shipping and logistics sector following their presentations on day two of ‘A Touch of France’ held in Kingston last week by the French Embassy in Jamaica and JAMPRO. Both a commercial and cultural exhibition, ‘A Touch of France’ is seen as an important event [...]
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Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) President Kim Clarke (fifth left) and his managing committee (board of directors) were re-elected to serve another term at the helm of the association at the annual general meeting (AGM) held last Friday. In reiterating his commitment to serve the SAJ membership, Clarke pledged to [...]
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The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has inducted into its Hall of Fame members of the regional shipping fraternity who have made outstanding contributions. At its annual graduation and awards ceremony held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, the maritime training body specially recognised the work of the late Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy, [...]
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The gardens at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel were the site of an elegant cocktail affair hosted by Seaboard Jamaica for its clients recently. Various stakeholders who have contributed to Seaboard Marine’s success in Jamaica were feted, including Jamaica Customs, Kingston Wharves Limited, customs brokers, truckers and, most importantly, customers. The [...]
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On Thursday, November 3, Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation; Michael Henry, minister of transport and mining and Joachim Schmillen, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jamaica and The Bahamas, joined members of the Jamaican shipping [...]
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Pas Cargo USA Inc officially opened its Jamaica office at a cocktail launch on Thursday, October 27, at the Terra Nova Hotel & Suites. Among those in attendance were the president of PAS Cargo USA Inc, Dirk Chee-A-Tow; President of Jampro Diane Edwards and adviser to the minister of transport [...]
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It was a bleak and rainy morning when the wife of Jamaica’s governor general, Lady Allen, joined the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean’s (WiMAC) Jamaica members at the offices of Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL). They received such a warm reception from the KFTL team that it seemed to blow [...]
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Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) has again won the coveted Port of the Year Award at the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA’s) 46th AGM, Exhibition & Conference held last week in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The Jamaican terminal walked away with the trophy for the Best Multi-purpose Terminal after impressing judges from across the [...]
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Berths 8 and 9 at the Kingston Wharves were a hub of activity last Wednesday when the Northern Jubilee, a 330-metre container vessel, dropped anchor at the port terminal. The vessel was forced to adjust its schedule to call in Kingston because of the significant damage sustained by the Freeport [...]
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Captain of the COSCO Malaysia, Budynsky Dmytro receives a plaque commemorating the vessel’s first call to Kingston from the members of the Jamaica Freight & Shipping Company Limited (JFS) team of Anna Hamilton and Andrew Swaby. JFS is the exclusive agent in Jamaica for China COSCO Shipping Lines Inc, one [...]
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The first part of this article was carried on September 20. As a graduate of Kingston College, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers – London (FICS) and a Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators-London (F.I.ARB), 90-year old Dr Vance Lannaman, pioneering member of the shipping industry in Jamaica, [...]
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The leading role that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has played in the development of Jamaica’s cruise product was again brought into sharp focus as Jamaica, for the 12th consecutive year, was recognised by the World Travel Awards (WTA) as the Caribbean’s leading cruise destination. The PAJ, which falls [...]
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Jamaica joins the rest of the international maritime community this week to celebrate the annual Maritime Awareness Week from September 25-29, under the theme ‘Shipping – Indispensable to the World’. The annual series of events, spearheaded by the maritime community in Jamaica centres, around World Maritime Day which the International [...]
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Shipping affects us all and this year’s theme, ‘Shipping: indispensable to the world’, chosen by the United Nations specialised agency responsible for international shipping the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) – brings into sharp focus the vital importance of shipping – to economies and the peoples of the world. Ninety per [...]
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A delegation of Jamaican female maritime industry professionals is attending a landmark conference hosted by the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands. They are participating in the inaugural Conference of the Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean, (WiMAC), which is being held under the theme ‘WiMAC – Charting the course for [...]
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Stevedores employed to the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) recently benefited from expert insights into the value of trading stocks as a means of alternative their income. The young port workers were special invitees at a meeting of the Joint Industrial Council (JIC) where chartered accountant John Jackson delivered a [...]
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Carib Star Shipping Ltd, exclusive local agents for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd, took the opportunity to wine and dine a few of their customers in western Jamaica recently. ZIM has been serving businesses & organisations in the city of Montego Bay and its surrounding areas for over 20 years [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) was recently recognised for its contributions to the charitable work of the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal. This recognition came at the club’s annual installation banquet held in Kingston. The honour was bestowed on the SAJ for its numerous donations in [...]
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The Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM) recently presented its 2015 Manager of the Year award to Grantley St John Stephenson, CD, JP, the chief executive officer of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), one of two terminals operating on the port of Kingston. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen lauded Stephenson for his [...]
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Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) executives joined teachers, parents, and well-wishers to celebrate the 2016 graduating class of the Marcus Garvey School at a ceremony held at the school on June 28. They presented school supplies, which will assist in preparing the young scholars for grade one when the new [...]
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A container is placed on the new weighbridge at the Kingston Wharves Ltd Terminal in order to provide its Verified Gross Mass certification prior to being loading on a carrier.
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In this year when the world is asked to recognise the importance of shipping to the global economy through the World Maritime Day theme for 2016, ‘Shipping: Indispensable to the World’, we must also be reminded of the critical role seafarers play in operating the ships that convey global trade. [...]
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) continues to partner with the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) in disseminating the relevant information about the pending change to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention adopted by the International Maritime Organisation. These changes require the shipper named on the ocean bill [...]
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As the clock ticks down to the implementation of the July 1, 2016 implementation of new international weight rules for shipping containers, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) has announced a new certified service to provide cerified gross mass (VGM) for all full container load shipments exported from its terminal. KWL says [...]
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Registration is now open for the Shipping Industry 5K Road Race1. This event, hosted by the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), is intended to engage the shipping industry in an activity that promotes wellness and boosts the impact of its Corporate Social Responsibility projects within the communities in which the [...]
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Do you export your goods in an ocean-going cargo container? If so, are you ready for the amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) that go into effect July 1? The amendments require shippers of packed cargo containers (regardless of who packed it) to [...]
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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd, represented in Jamaica by exclusive agents, Carib Star Shipping Ltd, recently hosted a Customer Appreciation Breakfast at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites in New Kingston. The agency also used the occasion to launch the line’s new Guyana Suriname Express (GSE) service, as well as the [...]
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From left:  Elvis Lennon, BITU officer; Granville Valentine, general secretary, NWU; Michael Bernard, Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) Managing Committee member; Colette Roberts Risden, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security;  Shahine Robinson, minister of labour and social security; Trevor Riley, Group CEO, SAJ; Condell Stephenson, JIC chairman; [...]
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The Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) 16th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference came to a close last week in Cocoa Beach, Florida, following thought-provoking and insightful presentations and ensuing discussions. President of the CSA, David Jean Marie, thanked hosts Port Canaveral for their wonderful hospitality, noting that they provided the perfect [...]
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Crowley Maritime Corporation recently teamed up with subsidiary SeaFreight, and on-island shipping agent Lannaman & Morris, to hold an educational breakfast forum in a bid to better serve the diverse needs of growers and exporters across Jamaica. “We at Crowley are uniquely positioned to add value to our customers’ supply [...]
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Effective vessels arriving on May 18, 2016, Assessment Recoveries Limited will be responsible for the collection of demurrage and detention charges for Seaboard/Seafreight/Crowley Equipment in Montego Bay. 1. Contact ARL for demurrage date, demurrage charges and security deposit. Email request and queries to arlmobay@jamports.com or call (876) 923-3491, 923-3491-2, 675-4875/7. [...]
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Lannaman & Morris Shipping Limited’s CEO & Chairman Harry Maragh, Financial Controller Evroy Johnson, Managing Director William Brown and Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd.’s Manager Marketing, Corporate Communications & Business Development, C. Leopold Nesbeth, listen intently to Bindley Sangster, Special Advisor to the Minister of Transport and Works at the 2016 [...]
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The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) was founded on November 15, 1965, to represent the interests of local customs brokers. Now a mature organisation, at 50 years, it has contributed significantly to the development of the trade-logistics landscape in Jamaica. A visit to the governor general [...]
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The French shipping line, CMA CGM, has appointed Michel Azrak as general manager of its Jamaican shipping agency. Azrak succeeds C. Leopold Nesbeth, who is leaving to take up a new position with the Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd, which is the concessionaire of the Kingston Container Terminal. Azrak, who was [...]
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WTO boss meets shipping interests From left: Patricia Francis, chair, Trade Facilitation Task Force; Ambassador Roberto AzevÍdo, director general of the World Trade Organization; Victor Cummings, trade administrator and CEO of the Trade Board Limited; and Trevor Riley, group CEO of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), at a recent [...]
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Members of the Joint Industrial Council (JIC), which represents stakeholder and labour interests on the port of Kingston, were exposed to pertinent information about estate planning at its most recent meeting. This as the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) seeks to provide useful data that will assist its members. Specially [...]
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Members of the shipping and logistics industry in Jamaica packed themselves into the conference room at the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) at its Newport Boulevard offices recently to hear from the head of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) on recent changes to its systems affecting their businesses. CEO and [...]
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This is the second in a series on the implementation of Jamaica’s port community system. As a result of the expansion of maritime transport in recent decades, flexible and fast exchange of information has become a key competitive factor in the logistics chain as a whole or between individual ports. [...]
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When Kisha Williams-Hare began her journey in shipping some two decades ago, she perhaps never knew where it would take her. Today, she is the deputy general manager of Carib Star Shipping Limited, the Jamaican agent for ZIM, one of the premier shipping lines in the world. On January 4, [...]
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