FORT DE France, Martinique, May 17 -Caribbean Fair Transport and Logistics (SCTL), which was held in Martinique from 11 to 13 May 2016, and has delivered a great success both at professionals, teachers and students that to a large audience.

An appointment has already been made for the second edition in May 2018 as well as positioning the SCTL a new crossroads of international trade, in the French Caribbean.

Martinique photoThe main themes related to the transportation, logistics, structuring of intra-Caribbean market, optimization of multimodal routes, construction and ship repair, and the anticipation of training needs were addressed; The axis Caribbean Africa has not been forgotten.

Startups in the international outreach, student exchange programs, or private investment, such as the € 200 million carried by Guardian (Trinidad) to the Pointe Simon Business Center in Martinique and for ensuring the fonts insurance 300,000 citizens of the Caribbean, are concrete examples of regional cooperation is very real and active.

For the future, we will need, even more determination and courage to carry ALL the possible experiments that this cooperation Regionale is synonymous with a true Border Economic Development, in a spirit of “win-win”.

Mr. Fabrice RIGOULET-ROZE, Prefect of the Community of Martinique, said during his closing speech, the existence of several schemes to finance prospective studies and the implementation of innovative projects providing logistics solutions.

Beyond the expression of our will and our need to think together to co-build a Greater Caribbean, integrating all the components of our geographic reality, it is time for action!

In line with this ambition, this Saturday, May 15, 2016 was signed, in Fort de France, a Memorandum of Cooperation between the CARIBBEAN MARINE INSTITUTE (CMI) and the GAT CARIBBEAN CLUSTER Logistics and Transport.

It will be for the parties to develop collaborative relationships in the long term to facilitate the training and expertise in the fields of Maritime, logistics, ports and tourism for all cluster members.

Dr. Fritz PINNOCK, Executive Director of CMI and Sandra CASANOVA, President of Cluster GAT CARIBBEAN signed the document in the presence of Mr. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information of Jamaica.

An ad hoc working group, which will participate trans Transfrontier Operational Mission (MOT), will be established by the end of May 2016, to realize the content of this agreement.