Barbados Welcomes Carnival Breeze

Tourism Minister, Kerrie Symmonds, said Government is keen to pursue talks with Carnival Corporation on getting Barbadians trained for employment in top positions of the cruise industry.

Minister Symmonds, speaking as he welcomed the Carnival Breeze on its inaugural visit to the Port of Bridgetown on Tuesday, said this was one of the main areas of cooperation discussed with Carnival Cruise Line executives, when they visited Barbados recently.

New Board appointed at Barbados Port

The new Board of Directors of Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has been announced.

Senator Lisa Cummins, International Trade Specialist and Executive Director of The UWI Consulting Company is the Chairman and Dennis Cadogan, Deputy Chairman of Equity Insurance is the Deputy Chairman.

Caribbean Shipping Executives focused on disaster resilience and world trade at CSEC 2018

Being staged within weeks of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC) got underway at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina this morning with a strong focus on disaster resilience and world trade. In his opening address, David Jean-Marie, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), noted that Day 3 of the Conference, being staged from May 14-16, is dedicated to a disaster awareness workshop for the over 200 participants to learn from past experiences and help prepare for the future.

Technology, Global Trade and Cooperation take center-stage at CSEC 2018

The impact of new technologies, critical developments in world trade and innovative methods of cooperation are major items of discussion by shipping industry professionals of the Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference (CSEC) now underway at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina in Florida, USA. The conference is being presented by the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) from May 14-16, 2018 to provide a valuable forum for participants to gather useful and current information on various aspects of shipping.

Barbados Port Inc. donates pallets to the Rural Development Commission

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) continued its program of environmental sustainability and stakeholder support with the donation of freighting pallets to the Rural Development Commission on Friday.

The donation is in keeping with BPI’s mission to have an accessible port with a strategic corporate social responsibility focus. The pallets will be used in the Barbados Sustainability Recovery Program, which focuses on reducing the food bill at rural homes and sustainable, healthy lifestyles.

Barbados Port Inc. spreads love to seniors on Valentine’s Day

In the true spirit of love, the Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) on Wednesday, February 14, donated $10,000 worth of fans, blood pressure monitors, and refrigerators to the patients of the Geriatric Hospital on Beckles Road.

The annual initiative is an important part of BPI’s community outreach programme. Now in its fifth year, through this sponsorship the BPI has forged close ties with the Hospital to stay abreast of its most pressing needs, and assist in providing quality healthcare for the seniors residing there.

Costa Pacifica ship makes call at the Port of Bridgetown

The arrival of Costa Pacifica, one cruise liner in Costa’s fleet of 12, was marked on Dec. 19 by an inaugural ceremony and plaque exchange between the ship’s captain Roberto Bosio and Assistant Manager, Port Security Services, Lieutenant Commander Fernella Cordle.

This inaugural ceremony marked the 12th ceremony and plaque exchange held this season. These inaugural ceremonies are held to officially acknowledge the vessel’s first arrival at Port of Bridgetown.

Barbados Welcomes Celebrity Silhouette to its Shores

The luxury cruise ship, Celebrity Silhouette, from Celebrity Cruises is the sixth inaugural cruise ship to make a call on the Port of Bridgetown for the season.

Barbados Port Inc. welcomed MSC Fantasia

Barbados Port Inc. welcomed the stylish MSC Fantasia to the Port of Bridgetown for its inaugural call last Friday morning. The 18-deck ship is the first Italian ship of the Fantasia-class. It has been in operation since 2008 and offers a typical Italian atmosphere onboard.

Marella Discovery 2 calls on Barbados

Barbados is on track to have a record number of cruise arrivals again this year, and just four weeks into the cruise season, the Bridgetown Port has seen an almost record number of inaugurals, including the Marella Discovery 2.

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