Fri | Sep 18, 2020

Remembering Robert

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:05 AM
Robert Kinlocke (right) was a member of the managing committee of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and is pictured making valuable contribution to an annual general meeting of the SAJ. Also pictured are Andre Rochester of Maritime and Transport Se
Robert Kinlocke (right) was a member of the managing committee of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and is pictured making valuable contribution to an annual general meeting of the SAJ. Also pictured are Andre Rochester of Maritime and Transport Services Limited.

Tributes continue to pour in for Robert Kinlocke, former managing committee member of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ); chairman of Gateway Shipping International Limited (formerly GraceKennedy Shipping Limited); International Shipping Limited; R K Logistics Limited; and a director of SAJE Logistics Infrastructure Limited.

FROM THE CARIBBEAN SHIPPING ASSOCIATION

“Robert Kinlocke will be remembered as a true Caribbean shipping person, whose passion for all things maritime led him to support initiatives that led to growth of our sector in the region. He was a mentor and adviser to many persons working in the Caribbean shipping community. We will truly miss him.”

Juan Carlos Croston

President, The Caribbean

Shipping Association

FROM CAPTAIN MICHAEL BELCHER, PAST PRESIDENT, SAJ

“I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a much-admired contributor and stalwart of the Jamaican shipping industry, Robert Lancelot Kinlocke.

From his early years, Robert was the epitome of the young, upwardly mobile professional, constantly seeking, on his own initiative, to improve himself. It was this determination that influenced my selection of Robert in the first-ever group of young Jamaicans to read for a tertiary degree in maritime studies at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology.

“He justified his selection through his demonstrated leadership qualities through the years. He was a bastion of the industry and will be greatly missed.”

Captain Mike Belcher, JP

Former Managing Director,

Kingston Wharves Ltd

FROM GATEWAY SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL

“Robert was a respected and admired for his enduring commitment and contribution to the shipping industry. His enthusiasm and dedication over his years in the industry merited him with the reputation of being an expert on shipping matters.

“We are all privileged to have worked with Robert. He was a caring and beloved family man, a cherished colleague, and a friend to many. He will be missed by many.”

Loxley Tulloch

General Manager

Gateway Shipping International

(as agents only)

FROM INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING LTD

“Mr Kinlocke was a man of great integrity, one who was always willing to unreservedly share his wealth of knowledge on the shipping industry. An extremely respectful and humble individual, he was solution-oriented and had a passion to have his customers served with excellence. He has truly made a tremendous and lasting impact on my life and will be greatly missed.”

Vivienne Thompson

General Manager

International Shipping Ltd

FROM LANNAMAN & MORRIS (SHIPPING) LTD

“Robert was one of the pioneers in the developmentof the port of Kingston. He cemented his place in the pantheon of highly successful businessmen whose achievement on the port will last a long time. It was a pleasure to work with him on the MC board, and we will certainly miss his guidance and the knowledge he brought to the industry.

“I would like to extend my condolences to his family and staff.”

Harry Maragh

Chairman, Lannaman & Morris

(Shipping) Limited

FROM ALISTER COOKE AND ALVIN HENRY – FORMER SAJ GENERAL MANAGERS AND KWL DIRECTORS

“Robert was an integral member of the teams that transformed the port. Robert always kept abreast of the global developments and trends in international shipping.

“We were always impressed with the strength of his character and integrity. Robert’s performance in the areas he served was commendable and we will always remember him for his outstanding contribution.”

FROM GRANTLEY STEPHENSON, PAST PRESIDENT, SAJ, AND CHAIRMAN OF KWL

“The passing of Robert Kinlocke has left a huge void in the shipping sector. Robert was a giant of the industry who operated with a high level of personal and professional integrity.

“The shipping industry is better because Robert was a major player in it for so many years. He will be missed. I express my condolences to his wife Beverley, his children, and the teams at International Shipping Limited and Gateway Shipping International Ltd.”

FROM PAUL SCOTT, PAST PRESIDENT, SAJ

“It is with sadness that I learnt of the passing of Robert Kinlocke and wish to extend my condolences to his family and friends, to business associates, to all who work at the port of Kingston, and to the people of Jamaica.

“He will be remembered for his leadership, commitment, contribution to Caribbean shipping and port communities, and especially to the port of Kingston over many years.

“He will be missed. May he be at rest and at peace.”