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CSA responds to hurricane appeal as region counts cost

The CSA has a proud record in recent times of providing financial and other assistance to hurricane-impacted communities across the Caribbean and in this regard 2017 was no different In just a few short days in September, the Caribbean was hit by two catastrophic Category 5 hurricanes – first Irma, then Maria.

The pair caused widespread damage across the region, with Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Cuba, the Turks & Caicos Islands, Sint Maarten / St Martin, St Barts, Barbuda and Dominica among the worst affected.

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OUT NOW – Issue 33, January 2018

From the CSA president, David Jean-Marie

Embracing new technology to improve efficiency

There is no doubt that 2017 was another challenging year for the shipping industry in the region and also in the wider global context. Persistent overcapacity, weak global trade and freight rate volatility continue to create stormy waters that test our resourcefulness.

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PROFILE: Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC)

Sterling support for women in search of a maritime career

WiMAC (Women in Maritime Association Caribbean) was launched in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in April 2015. It is the youngest of seven regional associations of female maritime professionals established under the banner of the International Maritime Organization.

The aim of these associations is to provide a forum for networking and advocacy in support of the IMO’s own program for the integration of women in what is still a highly traditional and male-dominated industry.

Read more: PROFILE: Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC)

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