Mon | Jan 17, 2022

Curaçao Ports Authority to host Caribbean Shipping Executive Conference 2017

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Shipping executives from across the region are making preparations to attend the Caribbean Shipping Association’s 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference hosted by the Curaçao Ports Authority in the beautiful city of Willemstad, Curaçao. This annual conference attracts regional decision makers of the shipping, cargo, cruise, and port industries.

From May 8 to 10, 2017 delegates will hear thought leaders in the shipping and maritime industries discuss best practices on topics such as value deployment, cyber security and inspection and compliance delivered by some of the industry’s most articulate speakers and presenters. 

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino which is built around the historic Rif Fort. Built in 1828 to defend Willemstad’s 18th century Otrobanda district, Rif Fort is world reknown for its old-world Dutch charm and hospitality.

Among the featured speakers a this year’s executive’s conference is head of maritime security at the International Maritime Organisation, (IMO) Javier  Yasnikouski , who will be making a presentation on the latest developments on maritime security at the IMO. An experienced international presenter, Yasnikouski has made presentations across the world on behalf of the IMO on various security-related topics. Also among the speakers is Paul Morrison, a knowledable auditor in the fields of shipping and international transportation.


He will present on anti-corruption and strengthening the controls in the Caribbean shipping industry. The mid-year conference is also known for industry-leading plenary sessions and this year is no different. Hernan Ayala, vice oresident of operations at Luis A. Ayala Colon Sucrs Inc and president of the Shipping Association of Puerto Rico, will lead a much anticipated cybersecurity workshop and forum. 

The host, Curacao Ports Authority is a strong asset to the island of Curacao, spearheading economic development of the ports and attracting reliable partners to the island by providing competitive and efficient service to meet international standards. To this end, they are engaged in the construction of an exciting new mega ship pier which promises to boost the tourist arrivals to the city when it is completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.
To find more information on this conference, please visit or contact the Secretariat at:
Caribbean Shipping Association
4 Fourth Avenue
Newport West
Kingston 13, Jamaica
T: (876) 675 4881/(876) 901 9784 or F: (876) 757 1592

- Please note that the secretariat will be temporarily relocated to the address below for the duration of the conference (MAY 8-10, 2017)

Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino
Baden Powellweg#1, Willemstad, Curaçao
T +5999.435.5024  F +5999.435.5025

The CSA, the voice of the Caribbean shipping industry, was established in 1971 to facilitate development of an efficient, viable Caribbean shipping industry.
Conferences hosted by the CSA provide a forum in which matters relevant to the growth and development of Caribbean shipping are discussed.