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From the CSA President, David Jean-Marie - Gearing up for a neo-panamax world

The first wave of 8,000 to 10,000 teu ‘neo-panamax’ vessels started to flow through the widened Panama Canal a few months ago, signalling a new era in shipping and logistics in our hemisphere. According to reports, within the first month of its opening, the expanded canal welcomed 53 vessels, including 22 liquefied petroleum gas vessels, 28 containerships and two vehicle carriers. The number of reservations that the canal has received from various types of neo-panamax vessels is growing by the week. This increasing demand is further evidence of the maritime industry’s continued trust in the expanded canal and the impact it will have on the future of global maritime trade.

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OUT NOW – ISSUE 30, January 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Trinidad and Tobago

After an absence of eight years, Port of Spain is once again the venue for this year’s Caribbean Shipping Association AGM. To coincide with the meeting, Caribbean Maritime is taking a close look at key aspects of Trinidad and Tobago’s vitally important maritime sector.



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Pirates of the Caribbean - Modern-day piracy

William Lusk shines a light on the threat of maritime piracy and armed robbery in the Caribbean
By William Lusk Program Manager, O.C.E.A.N.S. LLC*

It’s no secret that shipping and port authorities across the Caribbean are constantly faced by threats to their safety and security, ranging from hurricanes and oil spills to theft and smuggling. Two such issues, long regarded as mere anachronisms, are maritime piracy and armed robbery. Although rare in occurrence, the threat is very real.

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