Looking forward to the upcoming 2022 Anchor Awards on November 4th honoring Eddie Gonzalez, President of Seaboard Marine, in the presence of His Excellency, Dr. Irfaan Ali, President of The Republic of Guyana.
Friday, November 4th at 6pm
Coral Ridge Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Thanks to our many generous sponsors:
We welcome five new sponsors: Seaboard Marine, Kingston Wharves Limited, Crowley, Port of Miami Terminal, and American Maritime Services, to the family of 2022 Anchor Awards supporters.
The Maritime Effect
Join Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger for a conversation with Prof. Gordon Shirley, former Jamaican Ambassador to the U.S., and Chairman of the Port Authority of Jamaica about port development in the Caribbean—with a focus on Jamaica, and how the country is exploiting its unique assets and becoming more competitive in the regional and global supply chain.
About the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (AMCF)
The ACMF is a U.S. non-profit tax-exempt organization, and is the only entity dedicated to sponsoring academic scholarships and grants is a U.S. non-profit tax-exempt organization, and is the only entity solely dedicated to sponsoring academic scholarships and grants for aspiring Caribbean and CARICOM seafarers. The Foundation partners with four academic institutions within the CARICOM: Caribbean Maritime University in Jamaica; LJM Maritime Academy in The Bahamas; MatPal Marine Institute in Guyana; and the University of Trinidad and Tobago. To date, the AMCF has funded eighty-seven full tuition scholarships and grants for students from Jamaica, Guyana, The Bahamas, Barbados, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. They have donated dozens of laptops to help students study remotely during the pandemic; funded emergency grants to students at risk of dropping out due to loss of family income during the pandemic; created an online jobs board (www.acmf-carex.com); and helped build a 100-person capacity Lecture Hall.
The ACMF also hosts an annual Caribbean regionwide webinar, the Maritime Link-Up Webinar, attended by hundreds of students to promote maritime careers. Under the leadership of Rick Murrell, President and CEO of Saltchuk, the ACMF’s sea-time initiative for cadets, identifies internship opportunities on vessels to enable cadets to achieve the last bit of training necessary before they can take up permanent jobs at sea.
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About the Anchor Awards
The Anchor Awards gala is the seminal Caribbean-focused maritime gala celebration in Florida. We honor stalwarts of the industry and use the occasion to introduce, in person, some of our scholarship recipients and to share our accomplishments. Our donors are critical to achieving our mission to transform lives through maritime education. They include cargo and cruise lines, maritime trade associations, such as Arawak Port Development, DP World, Integra Marine, Seacor Island Marine, Tropical Shipping, TOTE Marine, Saltchuk Logistics, Royal Caribbean International, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Kingston Wharves Limited, Seaboard Marine, Caribbean Shipping Association, and friends including Mr. and Mrs. Roland Malins-Smith.
We can’t thank everyone enough for your support.