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Jamaica and Martinique cop top CSA Port Awards!

Published:Tuesday | October 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Genevieve Pilon (left) of Terminal de la Pointes des Grieves accepts the award for Terminal of the year from Judith Stephenson, wife of CSA President Grantley Stephenson of the CSA.

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) of Jamaica and Terminal de la Pointes des Grieves of Martinique are the top winners of this year's Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) annual Caribbean Port Awards. The winners were announced on October 15, during the CSA's Gala and Awards Ceremony in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

KWL received the Ludlow Stewart Multipurpose Terminal of the Year Award, while Terminal de la Pointes des Grieves won the Container Terminal of the Year award.

Five sectional prizes were awarded to other terminals in the region: Grand Port Maritime de Guadeloupe won the award for Port Dependability and Flexibility; Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta, Colombia received the award for Port Efficiency and Productivity; Manzanillo International Terminal, Panama, was cited for Growth, Development and Improvement; Kingston Container Terminal, Jamaica, won for Security; and DP World Caucedo, Dominican Republic, was awarded the prize for Port Environment, Health and Safety.

Ports and terminals which participate in the Port Awards competition are judged on their performance during the previous calendar year. The Port Awards was established in 1987 with the aim of promoting the improvement of regional port operations.