Blue Water Shipping has received renewed approval for its local content certification in Guyana, strengthening its commitment to the country. 


Caption from left: Richard DeNobrega and Dr Martin Pertab.

The green light from the local content secretariat recognises Blue Water Shipping’s efforts toward sustainable development in Guyana. Richard DeNobrega, Blue Water Guyana’s senior vice president - sales and development, received the official endorsement from Dr Martin Pertab, director of local content at the ministry of natural resources.

DeNobrega said: “We greatly appreciate the acceptance, which underscores our commitment to Guyana. We are dedicated to developing local capacity, enhancing Guyana’s supply chain expertise, and ensuring stakeholder and customer satisfaction locally and globally.” 

The company has already invested in providing training in logistics and supply chain management. The first two trainees – Dawn Gamell and Khemraj Samaroo – started the programme back in August 2022, when Blue Water launched its Guyana branch.  

The programme starts with in-house training at Blue Water’s local office and then transitioning to one of its worldwide locations where an opportunity is presented to expand international experience and business networks. Upon completion, trainees return to Georgetown to continue their career in the industry, bringing valuable knowledge back to Guyana.