Caribbean Shipping Association notes growth
Trade in the Caribbean and the Caribbean Shipping Association have followed a parallel path of growth during the 36-year existence of the association, CSA president Fernando Rivera said Friday in a statement marking the 35th anniversary of the Port of Paramaribo, Suriname.
'We have brought to the Caribbean shipping industry information and advice about development. The conferences of the CSA have been a place of learning' he said. 'By presenting experts in their fields to address our members and to make technical presentations on topics that are relevant for development, the CSA has helped the shipping industry of the Region to grow and expand in a systematic and orderly way.
Rivera added: 'If you visit the sea ports across the Caribbean today'whether they are great terminals or small facilities'you will see structures and modern systems. More than this, you will see organization and management strategies that were obviously learned and gathered from outside of those areas.'