(Jamaica Gleaner) Ports in Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico took top prizes in this year’s Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) annual Caribbean Port Awards.
The winners of the annual competition were announced October 9 in Panama City where the CSA had its 43rd Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition over three days, from October 7 at the Sheraton Panama.
Guadeloupe won the Ludlow Stewart Award for best multi-purpose terminal while the prize for best container terminal went to Puerto Rico’s INTERSHIP. This is the first time in the 26-year history of the competition that Puerto Rico has taken the top award. Guadeloupe previously won the top prize for multi-purpose terminals, in 2008.
There were four prizes in the sectional awards. Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) won the prize for Dependability; the prize for Efficiency went to Suriname; Manzanillo International Terminal (Panama) was cited for Growth And Development; and, the prize for Port Security went to St Lucia.
Ports and terminals are judged on their performance during the previous calendar year.