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  • Parent Company of Connect Caribe – Pleion Group Inc.
    We are a maritime and economic development company with the purpose to provide a ferry service, e-commerce trade solutions, and agricultural development, encompassing the movement of people and cargo within the Caribbean and facilitating trade with Africa and Latin America. To learn more about Pleion Group Inc, click here.
  • Financial Advisory Partner – Upturn Funds New York | Governance Partner – Upturn Funds Caribbean
    At Upturn Funds, we believe that the importance of the role of business lies in sustainable development that creates a better society for all that are involved. It is with this solid belief system that we focus our energy on creating and teaming up with other organizations that seek to solve many societal problems with solutions that benefit people from all socioeconomic standings. To learn more about Upturn Funds, click here.
  • Connect Caribe Partners
    Windward Ferries – Ferry Partner Windward Ferries Limited (WFL) was incorporated on August 3rd, 2012 in Port pf Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. WFL is a follow up to Windward Lines Limited, St. Vincent (1991 to 2004) which managed a Passenger and Cargo Ferry Service: Venezuela-Trinidad-St. Vincent- Barbados-St. Lucia. The purpose was to re-establish the Ferry Service to serve Trinidad – Grenada – St. Vincent – Barbados – St. Lucia using a modern RoRo Cargo and Passenger Ferry. During 2012 to present several feasibility studies have been completed in depth using experience gained during 1991 to 2004 (Windward Lines), assisting other shipowners in the Eastern Caribbean sourcing vessels and hard to find spare parts.Lining up investors for the Ferry Project. Sourcing the correct size ferry for the service. Strengths: Experience in dealing with Port Authorities in Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Vincent, Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe and Antigua. Management of a scheduled Cargo and Passenger Ferry Service. Ship management and maintenance, ISM, ISPS, SOLAS, IMO etc. Knowledge of all aspects of a working Ferry, Engines, Navigation, maintenance, dry docking etc. Crewing using different nationalities mainly from Eastern Caribbean & Guyana. Ramps Logistics – Cargo Partner Ramps Logistics is the leading and largest provider of logistics solutions across Latin America and the Caribbean. Their strength has been built on their understanding of the complex market in which they operate. They pride themselves on their combination of world class professionals and cutting-edge technology. The family spirit from their founding period, over 30 years ago, still remains today. They manage some of the most advanced supply chains in the world; within a wide range of industries and focus on simplifying complex supply chains thus enabling their customers to reduce operating cost. At all their offices, they speak the people’s language and understand the communities in which they operate. Their vast network enables their clients to access new business opportunities around the world. JS Cruises and Tours – Travel Partner JS Cruises & Tours Inc is a travel agency assisting customers with local and international travel arrangements. With years of experience in the travel industry, we have the expertise and connections to help plan an unforgettable journey. Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an adventure-packed tour, or a luxurious all-inclusive resort experience. Maritime Institute of Barbados Inc. The Maritime Institute of Barbados Inc offers a comprehensive certification program for seafarers joining cruise and shipping vessels for employment. MIB is accredited by ClassNK which is a reputable firm in Japan. Our program focuses on providing hands-on experience in real-life scenarios, enabling our students to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their seafaring careers. We take pride in our world-class training facilities, experienced instructors from the Barbados Coast Guard, and state-of-the-art equipment that create a holistic approach to our students' learning journey. Hinkson Computer Solutions Inc. – E-Commerce Partner Mr. Anthony Hinkson, founder of Anthony Hinkson Consultancy is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of Science with honours in Computer Engineering. They have over 25 years of experience in the IT field developing customized software solutions for companies such as Agilent Technologies to offshore companies in Barbados. They have also developed software used in various sectors from medical practice solutions, to back-office management in the F.A.O. and as a support to the Mutual Bank's IT department for financial data conversion. With the growth of the web and e-commerce they have produced websites for a range of clients and have a wealth of experience in integrating product requirements and managing many different projects.
  • Ferry Routes
    In the first stage Connect Caribe will service the following countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago. Our dedicated cargo route: Trinidad & Tobago - Guyana, Suriname – Barbados - St. Lucia - Trinidad & Tobago.
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