NOVEMBER 12, 2012 - VOLUME 27

  • Port Authorities Meet in the OAS to Promote Inter-American Cooperation
    Source: OAS, November 12, 2012

    Port authorities from across the Americas met this week in Washington to report on, analyze and assess the implementation of the 2012-2013 Work Program of the Executive Board of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CECIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS). The Third CECIP Work Session included a round table to encourage dialogue and cooperation between Member States and a visit to the Port of Baltimore. The meeting focused on the Work Program, which includes the Technical Advisory Groups’ work plans, as well as to establish next steps pursuant to the Lima Action Plan.

  • Jamaica Hopes To Merge Cargo Port, Caymanas Industrial Projects
    Source:The Gleaner, November 9, 2012

    China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the Beijing-based firm that is contemplating expanding Kingston's trans-shipment port to accommodate mega ships, says it is waiting on the Jamaican Government to decide on the scope of the project to determine how, when and apparently in what form it can be done.

  • Port Freeport and Panama Canal Authority renew partnership
    Source: Port Technoloty, November 7, 2012

    Port Freeport & Panama Canal Authority extend MoU by five years in bid to boost regions trade. Port Freeport Commissioners have agreed to amend and extend its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Panama Canal Authority.

  • Port Freeport, Panama Canal Extend Partnership
    Source: World Maritime News, November 7, 2012

    Port Freeport Commissioners agreed to amend and extend the Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority. Last year, both parties signed the MOU as a joint effort to help promote business between the Canal and Port Freeport for one year. With this renewal, their efforts will be extended for five years.

  • Port operations improving says Port Authority
    Source: North Jersey, November 6, 2012

    The storm-battered ports of New York and New Jersey were operating at about 50 percent of capacity Tuesday, a slight improvement over the day before, the port commerce director said, predicting a steady return to normal over the next week.

  • Maritime Emissions Down 40% in U.S. North West
    Source: Ship & Bunker, November 5, 2012

    Maritime-related emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the Puget Sound on the U.S. West Coast dropped 40 percent between 2005 and 2011, while other types of emissions were reduced by as much as 16 percent, according to a new report.

  • Balboa Drydock to open this month
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, November 3, 2012

    It is more than a year since the Balboa Drydock facilities have operated, but in November Marine Engineering Corporation, Panama, the MEC Group, will take over after signing the concession contract for 20 years renewable.


(i) Seminar on Port Statistics (in Spanish): On behalf of the Vice Admiral Mr. Frank Boyle, Chairman of the National Port Authority of Peru (APN) and the Executive Board of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CECIP) the CIP Secretariat is pleased to invite you to the "Seminar on Port Statistics" organized by the APN and the CIP of the OAS, to be held on November 29-30, 2012 in Lima, Peru.

(ii) CIP Magazine Volume 17: The CIP Magazine Volume 17 is in preparation and counts as hosts to the Venezuelan ports, through Bolivarian Ports S.A. Therefore, the edition will include information about the port system of Venezuela, its present and projected. The volume also includes information on ports across the continent. There is still time to include advertising of your company or institution. Those interested can contact the editors at e-mail

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