The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) has been awarded the NovaPort Cup at the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC). The NovaPort Cup is a prestigious award that is given to the most improved among the regional sea ports for 2021 compared to 2020.
The assessment of this award is based on comparisons of five Port Performance Indicators (PPIs). The PPIs are the total cargo volumes, the total revenue generated per revenue ton, the total expenses per revenue ton, the net profit per revenue ton and the total staff per revenue ton.
The PMAC Executive Secretary, Glenn Roach “commends NASPA for demonstrating commitment to continuing to strive to improve its efficiency and level of service to the benefit of local and regional industry stakeholders.”
The chairman of NASPA’s board, Mr. Joseph Liburd stated that “As Chairman of NASPA, I feel very proud that NASPA has received the prestigious award from PMAC in the form of the NovaPort Cup. The period under review was very difficult but we were able to remain committed and continued to improve our efficiency. I wish on behalf of the board of directors to thank the management and staff of NASPA and also our stakeholders. Your contributions have been greatly appreciated.”
The General Manager of the Port Authority, Mr. Oral Brandy said, he is pleased that NASPA can once again stand out and shine among the many ports of various sizes throughout the region. According to Mr. Brandy, this great achievement must be attributed to a staff that has worked tirelessly through challenging times and with limited resources.
The General Manager further remarked, "Since our success in 2005, we have been asked several times, 'When will NASPA do it again?' Well, I'm happy to say that the hardworking employees of NASPA persevered and this recognition is quite fitting for them.”
He also said, “The Nevis Air and Seaports Authority will continue to seek to provide the various services to all our stakeholders, in a most effective and efficient way, and with the highest possible yield. We are also grateful to all our clients, suppliers and the NIA that have helped to make this possible”.