Guyana’s President Addresses the Shipping Industry

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The ACMF thanks you for your support and wishes you a healthy and prosperous 2023!

2022 Anchor Awards Honoree

Eddie Gonzalez
President & CEO, Seaboard Marine

The ACMF ended 2022 with a successful annual Anchor Awards honoring Eddie Gonzalez, Seaboard’s President & CEO. The event raised $621,000, thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Kestrel Group and many others.

Addressing a full house of guests from the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, the U.K. and United States, Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, spoke of Guyana’s commitment to the maritime sector and maritime education. He highlighted Guyana’s economic growth over the last few years. ACMF Scholars from Guyana, Bahamas and Jamaica were the stars of the evening. Please take time to look at the video and hear their stories, and also from our sponsors.

Enjoy Highlights from the Anchors Awards

Scholarships and Grants

With the success of the 2022 gala, the ACMF will be doubling its scholarships and grants adding to the 87 awards it has made to date. Deadline for application is April 30th.

Welcome to ACMF-CAREX, an exclusive jobs board, featuring profiles of Caribbean mariners and maritime professionals. We believe that the Caribbean can be a major supplier of maritime workers around the world. We extend a special invitation to the industry to register and post job openings. Registered companies have unfettered access to all the profiles. The platform is free to all users.

2022 Anchor Awards Magazine

Presenting Sponsor

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; 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.

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