Following the successful staging of our training programmes since the start of 2016, the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) is powering ahead with several new training offerings over the next few months.
Since April, numerous persons employed in the supply chain and logistics sector across the region have taken advantage of the low-cost, or in some cases, free training packages offered by the association and its partners, among these were:
Photo: Cruise Industry Seminar in St. Lucia in session
- The highly commended Multi-purpose Operations - Best Practices for Success Study Terminal Tour which wrapped up at the Kingston Wharves Seaport Terminal in Jamaica on April 22 with seven specially selected participants.
- The Customs, Terminal and Port Agency Seminar led by the Caribbean Maritime Institute on April 28 & 29 at the Bay Garden Hotel and Inn in Rodney Bay Village, St. Lucia
- A two-day Cruise Industry Seminar which wrapped on April 26 also in St. Lucia, where 16 regional participants benefitted from expert advice on structured means of deriving benefits and providing value-added services to the cruise sector
- The second staging of the BROMMA sponsored STS Spreader Training which took place May 10 – 13, 2016 at D.P. World Caucedo, Domincan Republic in which 15 participants underwent three-days of intensive study and field training, gaining invaluable insight into operating Bromma Spreaders to the manufacturer’s standards, proper methods of equipment maintenance as well as exposure to the Company’s latest technological advancements.
As the CSA continues to fulfil its mandate to offer relevant training opportunities to employees at its member organisations across the Caribbean and Latin America, applications are being encouraged for its upcoming SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS WORKSHOP. This will be held August 3 & 4, 2016 at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico. Download workshop overview here
CSA will cover the cost of the training and the provision of breakfast and lunch on training days. Participants will be required to offset costs associated with traveling and lodging. A special rate of USD 129 per day is on offer at Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel.
Additionally, interested persons are invited to register for the LIEBHERR MOBILE HARBOUR CRANES: EFFICIENT AND SAFE OPERATION TRAINING PROGRAMME, which is set for August 30 to September 1, 2016 at Liebherr’s facilities in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. Again, training is free of charge to participants who only have to cover the airfare and hotel accommodations at a rate of USD $109.00 per day. Download programme overview here
Roland Malins-Smith, founder of the Seafreight Group of Companies, is described by his peers as a quiet force whose soft-spoken nature belies the power of his brilliant mind and the magnitude of his contributions to the shipping industry in the Caribbean.
This visionary figure in the hemisphere’s maritime sector was honoured by his colleagues in the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) last month at its Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference (CSEC) held in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Photo: (L-R) Roland Malins-Smith, stalwart of the CSA and the caribbean shipping industry, accepts a token from CSA President, David Jean Marie during the opening ceremony at CSA-CSEC 2016 in which he was recently honoured.
In a moving tribute read during the conference opening ceremony, CSA President, David Jean Marie, spoke of Malins-Smith lifelong contribution to shipping in the region, beginning with his early years as a research assistant in the regional transportation unit with the Caribbean Free Trade Area (CARIFTA) Secretariat in September 1970. Malins-Smith was promoted to senior economist responsible for transportation within the CARICOM area not long after, and in 1977, at the age of 30, he was seconded to West Indies Shipping Corporation (WISCO) in Trinidad as General Manager.