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Hutchison Ports FCP increases straddle fleet to meet demand

FCP INCREASES ITS FLEET – Hutchison Ports FCP executives were on hand to receive the seven new straddle carriers, which marked an over $5 million investment. Pictured are Godfrey Smith (second right), CEO, Hutchison Ports FCP; Alan Dixon (left), Acting Container Port Operations Director; Charles Stewart (second left), Engineer Manager and Sherry Brookes (right), Corporate and Government Affairs Director. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF FCP)

In an effort to boost the service levels and to meet increasing customer volume demands, Hutchison Ports FCP, landed seven new three-high straddle carriers this past week. The straddle carriers, manufactured by the Finland company, Kalmar, in Poland, were shipped fully assembled directly from Poland to Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. According the Charles Stewart, Engineering…
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RISE initiative sees continued success

PROUD RECIPIENTS – RISE awarded another round of small business recovery grant closing out Cohort II. Pictured are local business owners and RISE Grant recipients Sherica Smith-Pinder of Shabo’s Conch Salad Stand; Stephanie Ferguson, President of Phoenix Brokerage; Buffie Dorsette, Director of Phoenix Brokerage and Shipping; Capt. Patrick Cartwright, owner of Triple-A Boatcare and Maintenance and Wayne Hall, owner of Local Organics. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GBPA)

Team RISE has approved another 14 companies for small business restoration grants as Cohort II of the programme recently completed its final Selection Committee process.  RISE, which stands for Restoring Industries and Sustaining Employment, is a partnership between the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), and Mercy Corps International (MC), a global humanitarian aid organization,…
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Carnival commits to building largest floating dock at GB Shipyard

GB SHIPYARD

The redevelopment of the Grand Bahama Shipyard has become a prime focus of Carnival Corporation & PLC executives, who are now in discussions to build one of the world’s largest dockyard services and rebuild the industrial site into a Maritime Center of Americas. Details of the upcoming project was revealed by Carnival Corporation & PLC…
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Bacardi pledges massive support for the economic recovery of GB Small Business Sector

PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT – Bacardi pledges close to $1 million in support funding for businesses impacted by Hurricane Dorian, during a press conference and ceremonial signing recently. The iconic global organization joins implementing partners, GBPA and MC, on the RISE Grant Initiative. Picture from left to right are Al Panico, Field Representative, American Red Cross Society; Michael Bowers, VP Humanitarian Leadership, Mercy Corps; Henry St. George, GBPA Director; Mahesh Madhavan, CEO, Bacardi Limited and Ian Rolle, President, GBPA Group. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GBPA)

Micro and small businesses impacted by Hurricane Dorian received positive news on Friday, January 31 that additional support is available to assist them with post-storm recovery efforts.  Executives of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), Mercy Corps International (MC), and the American Red Cross (ARC) welcomed executives of Bacardi Limited as an official supporting…
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