The Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) conducted its inaugural meeting in Antigua on June 26, 1998, having succeeded the Port Management Association of the Eastern Caribbean (PMAEC) established on May 16, 1988.
The membership currently consists of twenty-one (21) ports within twenty (20) Caribbean territories as well as a number of regional and international Associate Member companies which are competent providers of a wide range of maritime industry services, most with an established track record of operating within the Caribbean.
Strategic alliances have also been established via the signing of MOUs with the American Association of Port Authorities, Association of Caribbean States, Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency, Caribbean Shipping Association, Gulf Ports Association of the Americas, Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
The major objective of PMAC is to improve the
proficiency of member ports and the quality of services offered to
their users, specifically through the
facilitation of relevant training designed to maximize human resources, and effectively meet the ever-increasing challenges of the global environment. Moreover, amidst developments within the maritime industry, the Association strives to remain relevant by providing critical services to members, which entails the sharing of experience, information, and ideas, as well as advocacy and representation at multilateral levels.