Ports in Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico took top prizes in this year's Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) annual Caribbean Port Awards.
The winners of the annual competition were announced October 9 in Panama City where the CSA had its 43rd Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition over three days, from October 7 at the Sheraton Panama.
Guadeloupe won the Ludlow Stewart Award for best multi-purpose terminal while the prize for best container terminal went to Puerto Rico's INTERSHIP. This is the first time in the 26-year history of the competition that Puerto Rico has taken the top award. Guadeloupe previously won the top prize for multi-purpose terminals, in 2008.
There were four prizes in the sectional awards. Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) won the prize for Dependability; the prize for Efficiency went to Suriname; Manzanillo International Terminal (Panama) was cited for Growth And Development; and, the prize for Port Security went to St Lucia.
Ports and terminals are judged on their performance during the previous calendar year.