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The Maritime Authority of Jamaica will be attending Posidonia this week to share its plans for Jamaica to become a regional shipping centre.

During the exhibition, the MAJ will emphasize its new European and Asian focus, with staff attending from its offices in Kingston, Bremen and Singapore.

The organization will inform ship owners of the flag’s recent restructuring, which has enabled the Jamaica Ship Registry to provide enhanced services from its regional offices. By 2012, the registry intends to expand its fleet by two million gross tones.

The MAJ will be joined by staff from the Caribbean Maritime Institute, shipping agents Lannaman & Morris (Shipping) Ltd and marine fuel logistics company Aegean Bunkering. Together, they will inform visitors of Jamaican shipping developments, including present efforts to establish a floating dry dock in Kingston.

Harold Kropp, deputy registrar said: “Come along and see us to learn more about
Jamaica’s central role in the maritime industry. We are developing at a fast pace while still retaining our focus on providing high-quality services.

“Visitors to our stand will have the added bonus of the chance to win a trip for two to a Jamaican resort or a bottle of excellent Jamaican rum – so don’t miss us on stand number 565.”