Gala Videos

2023 Anchor Awards

Honoring the Caribbean Maritime University

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) based in Jamaica and serving the Caribbean, is the only internationally approved maritime education and training university in the Western Hemisphere.  CMU’s earliest iteration, the Jamaica Maritime Training Institute, was established in 1983 as a result of a collaboration between the Governemts of Norway and Jamaica. A center of maritime excellence, CMU’s outlook is to create a globally focused institution undergirded by research excellence, relevant programs and curricula based on industry needs.  The CMU’s commitment to innovation as reflected in its state-of-the art robotics and mechatronics work aims to solve regional and global challenges.

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
Presenting Sponsor: Kestrel Group
Honoree:  Edward “Eddie” Gonzalez, President and CEO, Seaboard Marine

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2021 Anchor Awards

Theme: Moving Forward Together
Distinguished Patron:  Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas
Special Guest: Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism (Jamaica)
Gala Chairman:  Mike Maura, CEO, Nassau Cruise Port Development and Chairman, Arawak Port Development Ltd.
Presenting Sponsors: Nassau Cruise Port Development and Arawak Port Development Ltd.
Honorees:  Ms. Alyse Lisk, SVP, Technology and Operational Excellence, TOTE and Mr. Harriat Maragh, President, Lannaman & Morris Shipping Ltd. of Jamaica (posthumous)

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.

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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.