NOVEMBER 5, 2012 - VOLUME 26

  • OAS Provides Support in the Training of Port Authorities in the Americas
    Source: OAS, October 26, 20122

    The XVII Iberoamerican Course on Port Management, organized by the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) jointly with the Spanish Port System, took place from October 1st to October 26th, 2012 in Madrid and was attended by 20 experts from ten Member States of the Organization.

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  • Santa Marta Port: as green and clean as can be
    Source:Worldfolio, October 2012

    The friendly environment of the port of Santa Marta in northern Colombia is often referred to in Colombian and international forums. The local coal company, Carbosán, has made a great effort since it began shipping coal in bulk from the port in 2003, to maintain the city, the port, and its nearby beach, as clean and unpolluted as possible

  • Improvements to Port of San Juan del Sur
    Source: Central America Data, November 1, 2012

    Nicaragua's government will invest $ 3.5 million in the renovation and expansion of the cruise port, and then hand over its administration to Royal Caribbean.

  • Committed to serving with integrity, diligence
    Source: Caribbean Shipping Association, October 31, 2012

    The newly elected President of the Caribbean Shipping Association, Grantley Stephenson has committed to serving the CSA with “utmost integrity and diligence”.

  • Port Manatee Bond Strength Upgraded (USA)
    Source: Dredging Today, October 31, 2012

    Fitch assigned a AA+ rating to the new bonds and Moody’s scored the bonds at a Aa2 rating – ranking among the highest of Florida’s 15 deepwater seaports. The ratings reflect confidence in Port Manatee’s financial stability.

  • Venezuelan government vows to improve ports operations
    Source: El Universal, October 29, 2012

    State-run company Bolivariana de Puertos (Bolipuertos) is to set work commissions with shipping lines in order to improve operations in Venezuelan ports, following a meeting between the authorities and shipping lines representatives.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers gives green light to Savannah deepening project
    Source: Port Technology, October 29, 2012

    Federal agency signs Record of Decision for US$652 million project. The Savannah deepening project cleared a major milestone this week after the project was granted final approval by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

  • API Manzanillo expects to end 2012 moving 2 million containers
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, October 26, 2012

    Flor de Maria Cañaveral Pedrero, director of the Port Authority of Manzanillo, Mexico, revealed that the figures for the end of 2012 are encouraging as they mobilized about two million containers.

  • Possibility of new port in Corozal looms closer
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, October 26, 2012

    The possible construction of a port in Corozal is one of the most important announcements that has been made to the national and international maritime community in recent years.


(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) The Third Work Session of the Executive Board of the CIP (CECIP) The Third work session of the CECIP will be held in person at the Organization of American States Headquarters in Washington DC on November 12 and 13, 2012.

(iii) The XII Ibero-American Course on Technology, Operations and Environmental Port Management is being held from Monday, October 15 to Friday, November 9 organized by Puertos del Estado de España and the CIP/OAS in Santander, Spain

(iv) 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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