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Caribbean Cement is champion exporter

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 11:45 AMNeville Graham

Caribbean Cement Company Limited is Jamaica’s Champion Exporter for 2014, for which it was awarded the Governor General’s Trophy on Wednesday night by the Jamaica Exporters Association.

Caribbean Cement also copped the Category III award, for achieving sales above US$5 million.

There were 29 awards on offer at the annual awards, covering everything from, support services to export tonnage and export value; from agricultural exports to Caricom exports and third country exports. There were also awards for service export champions that included technological solutions, shipping, and logistics.

On a night when Caribbean Cement was recognised above all others, there were companies that emerged in a number of categories.

Petrojam was Model Exporter and recipient of the Pauline Gray Award. The model exporter is judged for its profitability due to efficiencies and productivity, along with International competitiveness, commitment to research and  development (R&D), and technological advancement  - as evidenced by state of the art technology and reinvestment of profits in R&D.

Petrojam also got the Shipping Association of Jamaica award for the exporter with the highest tonnage.

J. Wray and Nephew was adjudged the Best Third Country Exporter, runner up Champion Manufacturer and runner up Champion Exporter.
JP Tropical Foods won in the Champion Trader category, representing sales of up to US$100, 000 and was the most improved exporter of the year.

The Ambassador Peter King Pioneer Exporter Award went to Dr Andre Gordon. This award is given to individuals who have given more than 25 years consistent service in the field of exports. Dr Gordon was lauded for over 30 years of service and “his passionate pursuit of excellence and dedication to maintaining products and service delivery of the highest standards.”