The Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) recognized ‘the outstanding service rendered’ by past Chairman, Everton Walters, CBE, at its fifteenth Annual General Meeting last weekend at the Courtyard by Marriott.

The designation of Honorary Member was also conferred on Walters, who served PMAC as Chairman from 2003 to 2011. A graduate of the Universities of the West Indies and Wales, he majored in Economic and Maritime Studies, respectively.

Walters is the former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Barbados Port Inc, retiring last year after rendering 41 years of service to the Bridgetown Port. He presided over the corporatization of the Barbados Port Authority in 2003 when it became Barbados Port Inc, a company registered under the Companies Act of Barbados.

An Outstanding Regional and International Record

He played a significant role in the implementation of the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code in 2004 at the regional level, and has participated, often as a resource person, in many Regional and International Seminars and Conferences in the area of Port Operations (Cargo and Cruise), as well as Port Security issues.

For several years Walters served as Barbados’ Principal Representative on the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), a sub-committee of the Organization of American States (OAS), and was its Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Caribbean Region. He also chaired the Regional Maritime Sub-Committee for the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Walters has been the recipient of many awards for his outstanding and dedicated service to the maritime industry, the latest being the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) which was conferred in 2011.

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