Financial Services Industry Supports Maritime Conference

September 10, 2008By @BahamasFSBMaritime

The financial services industry has thrown its support behind the Bahamas’ first **International Maritime Conference and Trade Show**. The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) has made a $10,000 contribution to the success of the venture slated for the Westin at Our Lucaya Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama beginning November 19. *“We’re very excited about the conference … Read More

Profiling The Bahamas as a Leading Maritime Jurisdiction

August 26, 2008By @BahamasFSBMaritime

Nassau-based shipping companies are intensifying their efforts to attract more Bahamians to careers in the maritime industry. *“There are a lot of opportunities,”* says John Moyell, Vice President, Clipper Group as the group prepared for the first **Bahamas International Maritime Conference and Trade Show** slated for Freeport, Grand Bahama. *“Great careers can be established. We … Read More

Opportunities in Trade and Maritime Services

August 20, 2008By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

The eyes of the international maritime community will be focused on Freeport, Grand Bahama when it hosts the three-day **Bahamas International Maritime Conference** and Trade Show beginning November 19. The event is slated for the Westin at Our Lucaya Resort, and the theme is ‘Opportunities in Trade and Maritime Services’. *“It is intended to serve … Read More

Bahamas Ratifies ILO Maritime Labour Convention

February 14, 2008By @BahamasFSBMaritime

**Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes Minister of Labour & Maritime Affairs** The Bahamas has handed over its Instruments of Ratification for the historic **ILO Maritime Labour Convention**. *”The Bahamas had an important role in the development and final adoption of this convention,”* according to Sen. the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes. As Minister with responsibility for … Read More

Ship Registry Linkages

May 22, 2007By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

**Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes Minister of Maritime Affairs & Labour** Minister Foulkes says the Ministry of Maritime Affairs is committed to the continued growth and development of the Port of Nassau, *“an invaluable part of the socio-economic development of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”* Representatives from the Ministry met recently with a visiting team … Read More

Promoting Ship Registry Growth

December 19, 2006By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

The Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA) held its annual meeting in The Bahamas earlier this month. Addressing delegates, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport & Aviation, pledged the Bahamas Government’s continued commitment to working with industry stakeholders to promote the maritime industry and growth of the ship registry. She also noted the commitment to maintaining … Read More

Bahamas Ship Register Expands

March 7, 2006By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

Bernadette Christie, wife of the Prime Minister, last week named and launched the “Clipper Target”, the first of six bulk carriers being built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) for the Bahamas-based Clipper Group. According to a release, all six vessels will be “registered in The Bahamas under the Bahamian flag”. The Bahamas maintains its status … Read More

Maritime Careers

November 2, 2005By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

The Bahamas Maritime Authority and the Bahamas Shipowners Association are offering attractive scholarships to young academically sound Bahamians who are keen to train for an exciting and challenging career in the Maritime Industry, which is gaining increasing national importance. These scholarships are inclusive of tuition, fees, course material, accommodation and transportation costs. Commencing in September … Read More

Bahamas Ship Registry Maintains Position

June 18, 2005By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, M.P., Minister of Transport and Aviation, says the outlook for the continued growth of the Bahamas Ship Register is excellent. Noting that the shipping industry continues to expand at a rapid rate, the Minister also points out that *”The Bahamas has the ability to take on a leadership role in Maritime … Read More

Quality Ship Registry

November 19, 2004By @BahamasFSBIndustry News, Maritime

**Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, M.P., Minister of Transport and Aviation** Addressing the 29th Annual Interferry Conference, recently held in Grand Bahama, Minister Hanna-Martin pointed out that ferry transportation plays a fundamental role in marine transportation worldwide. Maritime transportation, in turn, is vitally important to the economic and social well-being of The Bahamas. In this connection, her … Read More