Curaçao Ports Authority lecture for stakeholders about international maritime legislation related to IMO

Published on March 25, 2024

Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) has organized a lecture for its stakeholders on maritime legislation related to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The lecture took place during the day on Friday, March 22 in the Royal hall of the Marriott Beach Resort.
The program was opened in the morning with an introduction by Mr. Humberto de Castro, managing director of CPA, who welcomed the participants to the lecture and who briefly explained the main reason for organizing a lecture such as this. After the introduction of the guest speaker of the day, Mr. Jermaine Reid, lawyer and lecturer at the Caribbean Maritime University in Jamaica, specialized in the field of international maritime law, the following topics were treated during the morning and afternoon hours by Mr. Reid:

  1. Managing ports in the Caribbean and changing global trends.
  2. International maritime labor law and related rights and
    obligations of Port Authorities and seafarers.
  3. Legislation regarding the digitalization of ports and ships.
  4. Impact of the tourism sector on maritime law.
  5. Registration of yachts and commercial vessels.
  6. Impact of global affairs on the maritime industry (global
    consequences of the war between Russia and Ukraine).

The participants to the lecture were persons from various companies, organizations and government agencies that deal with the maritime industry in Curaçao, such as employees of the Ministry of Economic Development (MEO), the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Spatial Planning (VVRP), the Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature (GMN), representatives of Citro, RDK, CRU and MAC, shipping agents, representatives of CDM, Customs, Immigration, Curoil, the Coast Guard, lawyers, representatives of Curinde, CTB, CWM, CPO and also the Harbor Masters of Curaçao and Bonaire.