Jamaican Association elects new leadership team

Source: The Gleaner

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) successfully staged their annual general meeting on Sunday, July 19 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel at which they elected an 18-member executive team, headed by President Clive W. Coke.

The new president of the CBFFAJ was unanimously elected by members of the association on a platform of ‘leaving no member behind’. He is a licensed customs broker and chief executive officer of World Trade e-Logistics Jamaica, and has been an active member of the association since 1998, the year he entered the industry.

In explaining the new CBFFAJ theme of ‘leaving no member behind’, Coke revealed that the 55-year-old association consists of small, medium-sized and large businesses that conduct customs broking and freight forwarding as a vital component of the supply chain. He continued: “What we need to ensure is that the smaller enterprises, those who employ four to six members of staff, are brought up to the highest international standards and fully integrated into the digital environment.” He said that this will require investments in technology and training to improve efficiencies, not only for the individual operators, but for the industry as a whole.

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