The Ports Authority of the Turks and Caicos Islands is elated to announce that it has won the 2023 Novaport Cup as best performing member port of the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC). The NovaPort Cup which was won at this PMAC 26th Annual General meeting of June 29-30th, arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands on September 4th, 2023. This morning, Board Chairman, Mr. Tueton Willaims accompanied by Permanent Secretary Althea Been, Management and Staff of the Ports Authority presented the Cup to Hon. Arlington Musgrove, Minister with responsibility for Ports and the Premier, Hon. Charles Washington Misick.
The Novaport Cup is awarded at the end of the PMAC Annual General Meeting to the member with the highest score based on a composite of 5 key performance indicators:
· Total Cargo Volumes
· Total Revenue Generated per Revenue Ton
· Total Expenses per Revenue Ton
· Net profit per Revenue Ton
· Total Staff per Revenue Ton
Grand Port Maritime De La Guadeloupe and the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago placed second and third in the competition.
PMAC Executive Secretary, Glenn Roach on congratulating the Port Authority on winning the NovaPort Cup for 2023 stated, ‘The fundamental principle of an award for most improved performance recognizes PMAC member ports’ efforts towards sustained improvement, irrespective of size and level of technology, equipment, and infrastructure. Accordingly, the performance of these awardees best exemplifies commitment to continually strive for improved operational and financial efficiency.’
The Premier was happy to be presented with the cup, and congratulated the Ports Authority on wining the Nova Port Cup for the second time in the last 3 years.
Ports Authority Board Chairman, Tueton Williams stated, ‘This award is a testament to the unwavering resilience, dedication, and unmatched commitment demonstrated by the exceptional staff at the Port Authority. It also highlights the invaluable partnerships we've cultivated with our stakeholders. With the substantial government investment in our port system, we are poised on a trajectory that promises even greater achievements ahead.“
The Minister with responsibility for the TCI Ports Authority, Hon. Arlington Musgrove commended the Ports Authority for winning the cup two times in the last three years saying, “This is a proud moment for the Ports Authority and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Winning this award is a testament to the vision and hard work of the Port Authority’s Board and team. The Government continues to support the development and management of the ports throughout the country by investing millions of dollars in ports redevelopment and the strengthening of our policies and operations. We are delighted to be recognized once again as emerging as the best authority amongst our peers.”
Director of Ports Delton Jones said ‘the Cup is dedicated to the staff of the Ports Authority, and should motivate the staff further with major investments in the ports system on the way.’
The TCI’s Port Authority previously won the NovaPort Cup in 2021.
The Ports Management Association of the Caribbean, of which the Turks and Caicos Islands is a member, is a body of port organizations whose mission is “To foster operational and financial efficiency, and to enhance the level of service to the mutual benefit of Caribbean Ports and their stakeholders, through the sharing of experience, training, information and ideas.”