Caribbean shipping: A key link in the global supply chain, a conversation with Juan Carlos Croston, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association

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By Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Among the first news about the COVID-19 pandemic involved the shipping industry. Reports about passengers stranded at sea on cruise lines, cargo and cruise ships alike not being allowed to dock out of fear of infected passengers and crew members involved liners associated with the Caribbean, put Caribbean governments on their heels from a health, economic and branding perspective. My conversation today is with Juan Carlos Croston, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association, to help us understand if we should be worried that our imported products that make their way to our tables through the Caribbean Sea are in jeopardy of missing the boat. He will also provide some insight into the cruise industry, which is the fastest growing segment of the global tourism market, and struggling to come back from the devastating impact of the pandemic.

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