Eleven Caribbean Nationals successfully completed the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) Terminal Study Tour in Cartagena, Colombia, June 16 – 20, 2014. The programme was the first CSA training initiative for the year, with participants from St. Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Participants were exposed to the operations at CONTECAR and best practices at the high-performing, multi-purpose port. The course provided the opportunity for attendees to make parallel assessments between terminal operations in Colombia and their countries of origin to aid in determining solutions to common operations and port management challenges.
The programme took an in-depth look at Cruise and Commercial Operations; Safety and Security; Vessel Planning; Yard Planning; Roro Operations; Equipment Operations; Human Resource Management; Maintenance and Stowage.
The Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic will host delegates attending the 44th annual general meeting, conference and exhibition of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA).
Being hosted in partnership with the Shipping Association of the Dominican Republic, the event will be held from October 13 – 15, 2014.
The resort boasts the largest and most modern convention centre in the Dominican Republic - the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center. It offers more than 123,785 ft² spread out into 13 function rooms with different specifications that can be subdivided into a total of 24 rooms and hold up to a maximum of 5,000 people. These function rooms offer the latest technology in computer and audiovisual equipment, a part from a large array of services.