The Bahamas Promoted at International Maritime Conference

June 23, 2016By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, International Issues, Maritime

The Bahamas Financial Services Board’s (BFSB) participated in Posidonia 2016 in Athens, Greece (June 6 to 10) in collaboration with the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA). Posidonia is the largest gathering of international ship owners in the world, with this year’s attendance at roughly 22,000, and with 1,800 exhibitors from 90 countries represented. This event provided … Read More

The Bahamas Has Been Re-elected to IMO Council

December 2, 2015By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

The Bahamas was successful in its re-election to the Council of [The International Maritime Organization]( during elections at The 29th IMO Assembly held in London. A release from the Bahamas Information Services also states that in addition to its re-election to the IMO Council in Category C, The Bahamas also improved its international standing on … Read More

Svitzer Regional Training Centre

July 24, 2014By @BahamasFSBEducation & Training, Industry News, Maritime

The country’s maritime industry got a boost today with [Svitzer](http:// ) opening its Regional Training Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Since 1833, Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea. With a reported 4,000 plus employees, a fleet of more than 400 vessels and operating all over the world, the company is said to … Read More

Posidonia 2014

May 20, 2014By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime, Newsletter

BFSB will join with the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) to participate in the upcoming [Posidonia Exhibition and Conference]( in Athens, Greece from June 2 through 6. The 40 year old event is the largest gathering of international ship owners in the world, with attendance at this year’s event having attracted some 1,800 exhibitors and over … Read More

BFSB Takes Aim at Maritime Sector

May 12, 2014By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

The Bahamas Financial Services Board’s (BFSB) participation in [Posidonia 2014]( in collaboration with the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is another step forward in a strategy aimed at exploiting the obvious synergies between the two sectors. The 40 year old Posidonia event which takes place in Athens, Greece from June 2 to 6 is the largest … Read More

BFSB Takes Captive Message to Shipowners

November 22, 2013By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Insurance, Maritime

Shipowners attending the annual general meeting of the Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA) in London today were given the opportunity to learn about the benefits of The Bahamas for their captive insurance needs. The “Why The Bahamas” for captive insurance presentation is part of the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s [ongoing outreach]( to grow the captive sector. … Read More

Lowell J Mortimer Maritime Academy

May 11, 2013By @BahamasFSBEducation & Training, Industry News, Maritime

The $25 million maritime training academy being launched by [Campbell Shipping]( is expected to be up and running by September 2014, and should make major inroads into creating maritime career opportunities for young Bahamians. This, according to Dr. Brendamae Cleare, President of the Lowell J. Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy scheduled to be opened on Crystal … Read More

BMA Visits Brazil

April 21, 2013By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

A delegation of senior government officials from the [Bahamas Maritime Authority]( (BMA) recently traveled to Rio de Janeiro for meetings with existing and potential clients in Brazil. The BMA says the visit was designed to consolidate existing relationships and to seek new business opportunities in the fastest growing oil and gas offshore market in the … Read More

‘Maritime Bahamas’ Brand Promoted

May 10, 2012By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

In an address to the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Chairman Ian Fair called for all involved in the jurisdiction’s maritime industries to unite under a “Maritime Bahamas” brand. This, he said, would allow all to feed off their respective strengths and develop strategies that would benefit the … Read More

Maritime Studies Baccalaureate Degree Programme

April 30, 2012By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

Maritime studies students now have the opportunity for a dual degree from the [College of The Bahamas]( (COB) and the [State University of New York]( (SUNY) Maritime College. The COB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SUNY for a Maritime Studies Baccalaureate degree programme — a flagship offering of the its Northern Bahamas campus … Read More