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CSA Port Awards

CSA Port Awards throw up ‘Surprise Winners’

The Caribbean Shipping Association’s Port Awards were as hotly contested as ever in October 2013 at the 43rd Annual General Meeting at the Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention Center.

A total of 15 terminals from across the Caribbean competed for the awards. To the obvious delight of delegates, the 2013 awards, as in the year before, threw up unexpected winners in the two main categories: Best Multipurpose Port/Terminal and Best Container Terminal.

To the surprise of many – but not those in the know – Puerto Rico’s Intership won Best Container Terminal, an award long dominated by Manzanillo International Terminal in Panama and Colombia’s Sociedad Portuaria de Cartagena. This is the first time the top award has gone to Puerto Rico. Intership is a stevedoring contractor and terminal operator with 50 years’ experience.

Meanwhile, the Port of Guadeloupe, winner of the previous year’s Growth & Development award, made the step up to take the Multi-Purpose award.

The prizes awarded each October refer to the previous calendar year’s performance. Here is a guide to recent winners of the coveted CSA Port Awards:

For 2012

Safety & Security: St Lucia Marine Terminal Ltd
Efficiency: NV Havenbeheer Suriname
Dependability: Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena
Growth & Development: Manzanillo International Terminal
Multi-Purpose: Port of Guadeloupe
Container Terminal: Intership, Puerto Rico

For 2011

Safety & Security: Barbados Port Inc
Efficiency: Santa Marta, Colombia
Dependability- Intership, Puerto Rico
Growth & Development: Port of Guadeloupe
Multi-Purpose: NV Havenbeheer Suriname
Container Terminal: Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena.

For 2010

Safety & Security: Manzanillo International Terminal
Efficiency: Kingston Wharves Ltd
Dependability: Port of Guadeloupe
Growth & Development: PLIPDECO
Multi-Purpose: Chamber of Commerce of Martinique
Container Terminal: NV Havenbeheer Suriname.

For 2009

Safety & Security: St Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority
Efficiency: Port of Cristobal, Panama
Dependability: Kingston Container Terminals
Growth & Development: Port of Guadeloupe
Multi-Purpose: Kingston Wharves Ltd
Container Terminal: Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena.

For 2008

Safety & Security: Manzanillo International Terminal
Efficiency: Kingston Wharves Limited
Dependability: Port of Guadeloupe
Growth & Development: Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Ltd
Multi-Purpose: St Lucia Marine Terminal Ltd
Container Terminal: Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena.