NOVEMBER 19, 2012 - VOLUME 28

  • APM Terminals to invest US$750mln in Peru's Callao port
    Source: Andina, November 14, 2012

    Consortium APM Terminals Callao has announced it will invest US$750 million in making Callao, Peru's largest port, a major hub port in the region.

  • Canadian Coast Guard’s New Hero-Class Vessel
    Source: World Maritime News, November 14, 2012

    The Honourable Gail Shea, acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, today presented the second of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero class vessels, the CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C.

  • Ports Of Halifax and Sheet Harbour promoted at Breakbulk Turkey
    Source: Port of Halifax, November 13, 2012

    This week the Halifax Port Authority is promoting the breakbulk and heavy-lift capabilities of the ports of Halifax and Sheet Harbour in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Liebherr strengthens in global and Latin American markets
    Source: Hoist Magazine, November 12, 2012

    Liebherr has expanded its share of the rubber-tyred gantry crane (RTG) market, with deliveries to Polish, Egyptian, Irish and Russian ports, while shipping 15 mobile harbour cranes to Latin America this year.

  • Jamaica Plans to Accommodate Mega Ships
    Source: Prensa Latina, November 11, 2012

    Jamaica is studying a possible US $600-million investment to expand Kingston''s trans-shipment port to accommodate mega ships, various of which will begin to traverse the Panama Canal probably by 2015.

  • Dutch port management company to invest $2 bn in Mexico
    Source: Latino Fox News, November 10, 2012

    Netherlands-based APM Terminals plans to invest $2 billion to expand the containers terminal of the Mexican Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas, a project that will create 3,000 direct jobs, officials said.

  • Training Course for Port Authorities in the Americas Supported by the OAS Concludes
    Source: OAS, November 9, 2012

    The 12th "Ibero-American Course on Technology, Operations and Environmental Management of Ports," organized by the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) in conjunction with the entity Puertos del Estado de España (State Ports of Spain), concluded today in Santander, Spain.


(i) Seminar on Port Statistics (in Spanish): On behalf of 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 is hosted by the Venezuelan Port Authority through Bolivarian Ports S.A. The edition will include information about the port system of Venezuela, its present and projects. 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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