CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, February 24th, 2017; The Specialty Caribbean EXPO 2017 (SCE2017) is being bolstered by the brand power of a number of international corporate leaders. AMERIJET is at the top of this list. The international cargo company is partnering with the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency and the OECS Commission as title sponsor.
Speaking on AMERIJET’s association with SCE2017, TEPA CEO Jacqueline Emmanuel-Flood established that for the Caribbean entrepreneur vying to establish an international consumer-base, shipping and handling is one issue which cannot be ignored. In view of the region’s constraints, small and medium sized businesses sometimes find it challenging to locate affordable shipping services with a wide and diverse destination reach. As such, AMERIJET’s partnership with SCE2017 is best appreciated with an understanding of the company’s history in Saint Lucia’s market and its’ facilitative role in the Saint Lucia’s Export sector.
Amerijet’s Operations Manager Franscillia Scott said that it was out of the recognition of the plight faced by local Saint Lucian companies wishing to increase their product exports that Amerijet International, through their sole agent St. Lucia Air Freighters, determined to make a difference. The company did this by offering affordable rates for movement of cargo between Saint Lucia and international gateways.
“This service proved invaluable as without their type of service, international trade would be non-existent. This is what prompted Amerijet and St Lucia Air Freighters to not only become associated with the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), but for Amerijet to become proud presenting Sponsors of Specialty Caribbean EXPO 2017.
Established in 1987, St Lucia Air Freighters is a full cargo service provider and the island’s sole agent for Amerijet International. A multi-modal transportation and logistics provider Amerijet boasts a leading presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Amerijet’s standard air freight shipping service connects 627 destinations airport to airport worldwide.
According to Francillia Scott, at a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) level, SCE2017 represents a significant first for AMERIJET in Saint Lucia, but one which signals the company’s intention to forge a closer relationship with the manufacturing and export sector.
Specialty Caribbean Expo 2017 takes place from March 9-12, and will showcase the products and services of over 150 participating exhibitors from the OECS and Martinique. TEPA is reporting maximum registration with a waiting list of hopeful exhibitors; and a substantial list of buyers from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Cuba, The Caribbean and the OECS.