OCTOBER 1, 2012 - VOLUME 21

  • Twenty Officials of different Latin American Port Authorities attend the XVII Ibero- American Course on Port Management in Madrid, Spain
    Source: CIP Secretariat, October 1 2012

    The Chair of Puertos del Estado de España, José Llorca, welcomed 20 officials from different Port Authorities in Latin America during the opening ceremony of the XVII Ibero-American Course on Port Management organized by Puertos del Estado de España and the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) hold in Madrid from October 1 to 26, 2012. NOTE ATTACHED

  • Port of LA Wins Global Environmental Award
    Source:Source:, September 27 2012

    The Port of Los Angeles has received a Lloyd’s List Global Award in the Environment category, an honor recognizing the Port’s environmental leadership in adopting and promoting programs that reduce emissions from maritime sources.

  • Advanced manufacturing cargo exported from Hamilton
    Source: Marine Delivers, September 27 2012

    As part of a departure from the Port of Hamilton this week, Hamilton/Oakville-based manufacturer Hooper Engineered Vessels International (HEVI) loaded four process towers, measuring between 155ft and 250ft in length and weighing between 320,000lbs and 400,000lbs each, aboard a heavy-lift ship destined for a Mississippi power plant currently under construction.

  • Long Beach port lets contract for major rail project
    Source: Progressive Railroading, September 25 2012

    the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded a $36.8 million construction contract to Ames Construction Inc. for the "Green Port Gateway," a project designed to enhance on-dock rail capacity at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.

  • Port infrastructure growing rapidly in Panama
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, September 24 2012

    Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) will launch an investment of around $270 million in its facilities and Panama International Terminal (PSA) is keen to expand its terminal. The increase in container cargo traffic that will be generated by Super-Post Panamax ships after expansion of the Panama Canal is completed is the main reason for investors seeing the Panamanian Pacific and Altantic as the best places to expand operations.

  • Dutch group presents US$2.37 bn Espírito Santo port construction plan to Antaq - Brazil
    Source: Business News Americas, September 24 2012

    A Dutch committee led by Rotterdam's port authority has presented a plan of some 4.8bn reais (US$2.37bn) to Brazil's national waterway regulator Antaq, aimed at building a port terminal in the southeastern state of Espírito Santo.


(i) XVIII General Assembly of the Inter-American Chamber of Transport of Brazil (CIT): The CIT, an associate member of the Technical Advisory Group of Logistics, Innovation and Competitiveness, will hold its XVIII Ordinary General Assembly from October 3 to 5, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For further details please contact Gabriela Reis, CIT Executive Director at
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(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 Iberoamerican Course on Technology, Operations and Environmental Port Management will be held from Monday October 15 to Friday November 9 2012 organized by Puertos del Estado de España and the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Santander, Spain

(iv) Dredging in the 21st Century, Exhibit and Conference: We are pleased to announce that the fourth specialty conference on dredging and dredged material disposal, Dredging 2012, will be taking place in San Diego, CA on October 22 — 25, 2012. The conference is organized by PIANC USA with the collaboration of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) as cooperating organization. More information

(v) 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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