Gala & Events

Maritime Link-Up Webinar

The ACMF Annual Maritime Link-Up webinar, now in its third year, will be held on Friday, September 9th , 2022 from 11a to 12:15pm AST. Themed, Caribbean Maritime Excellence: The Next Generation, the webinar Keynote Presenter is Senator the Hon. Lisa Cummins, Barbados Minister of Tourism and International Transport. Targeting Caribbean youth primarily, the webinar is free to all participants. Maritime professionals and educators are invited. Marc Sampson, president of the Caribbean Shipping Association will open the program, and discussion about topic of Job and scholarship opportunities will be led by Emerson Alleyne, former EVP, Shipping Association of Barbados.

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2022 Anchor Awards

Theme: Educate. Inspire.
Distinguished Patron: His Excellency Dr. Irfaan Ali, President, The Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Gala Chairman: Rick Murrell, President and CEO, Saltchuk Logistics.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Visit the ACMF Gala Page for more information.

2021 Anchor Awards

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation hosted our annual Anchor Awards at The Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club on Friday November 12, 2021, representing a jubilant return to in-person events. The evening raised $640,000 for our scholarships, grants and computers, with our guests celebrating the achievements of our 2021 honorees: Ms. Alyse Lisk, SVP, Technology and Operational Excellence, TOTE; and Mr. Harriat Maragh, President, Lannaman & Morris Shipping Ltd. of Jamaica (posthumous).

2020 Anchor Awards

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) held its 2020 Anchor Awards on October 8 virtually.  The honorees were maritime and shipping industry top brass: Rick Sasso, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises USA; and Win Thurber, Chairman, President and CEO, Norton Lilly International.

2019 Anchor Awards

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) held its 2019 Anchor Awards on October 11 at the New York Yacht Club, honoring three stalwarts of the maritime and shipping industry, and welcoming guests from across the Caribbean, Latin America, UAE and Europe.

2018 Anchor Awards

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) held its inaugural Anchor Awards on October 18 at the New York Yacht Club, a celebration that packed out the venue and brought guests from across the Caribbean and the United States, including from Cayman, The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Suriname, Florida, Connecticut, Texas, Washington, and New Jersey.