Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., November 12, 2021 – TOTE, LLC (“TOTE Group”) Senior Vice President of Technology & Operational Excellence Alyse Lisk was honored with the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) “Anchor Award” for leadership in the maritime industry at the Foundation’s annual gala on Friday night.
The ACMF recognizes that the maritime industry has a critical and unique role to play in reducing poverty, addressing equality, and spurring economic growth in the Caribbean. Its core activities focus on raising funds for scholarships, equipment, facilities, and infrastructure, and supporting the development of the maritime communities within the Caribbean region.
“I commend the ACMF for its tireless commitment to helping transform the lives of young people in the Caribbean through maritime education and community development and am honored to be recognized with this year’s Anchor Award,” said Lisk. “The work that the ACMF does – its support of scholarships, classrooms, facilities, infrastructure and education – is vital to sustaining economic opportunity and the next generation of maritime leaders in Caribbean.”
ACMF collaborates with maritime educational institutions including the Caribbean Maritime University(Jamaica), University of Trinidad and Tobago, and the LJM Maritime Academy(Bahamas) to provide scholarships, as well as critically needed educational resources, to enable aspiring seafarers and mariners the opportunity to realize their dreams and uplift local communities.
Among the distinguished guests attending the Awards were newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas, The Honorable Philip Davis; Special Guest, Edmund Bartlett, MP, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism; Rick Murrell, Managing Director, Saltchuk Logistics, Michael Bayley, President/CEO of Royal Caribbean International.
The TOTE Group and its sister companies with the Saltchuk family of companies have a shared commitment to education, training and entrepreneurship – seeing these efforts as a way to create long-term careers and family wage jobs that will have a meaningful and long-lasting impact on individuals, families and communities within the markets they serve.
“I’ve proudly worked in the maritime industry for more than 25 years and know very well how critically important shipping, logistics and the supply chain industry is to the economic security of Latin America and the Caribbean, concluded Lisk. “Countless people gave me opportunities to grow and learn throughout my career and I hope that through our work with the ACMF that we can do the same for the next generation.”
About TOTE Group
The TOTE Group includes some of the leading transportation and logistics companies in the U.S. domestic market. TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC and TOTE Maritime Alaska, LLC bring unmatched reliability and service to their respective markets, while TOTE Services, LLC offers crewing and technical services to meet the needs of commercial, privately owned and U.S. Government vessels. The TOTE Group and its subsidiaries are part of the Saltchuk family of companies. www.toteinc.com