OCTOBER 15, 2012 - VOLUME 23

  • Cargotec to supply gate automation technology at Brazilian terminals
    Source: Port Technology International, October 12 2012

    Cargotec has announced that it will integrate its gate automation technology at the Brazilian container terminals of Tecon Salvador and Tecon Rio Grande. The terminals, both operated by Wilson Sons Group, will install Cargotec’s SmartLanes process automation solution for gate automation – a part of the Cargotec SmartPort concept.

  • USA: Jones Lang LaSalle Announces Fourth Annual Seaport Report
    Source: Dredging Today, October 12 2012

    Competition for market share of inbound shipping remains fierce among U.S. ports, especially as the east coast gears up for an expanded Panama Canal and trade flows continue to shift among developed and emerging countries, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s fourth annual seaport report.

  • Panama Canal sets new tonnage record
    Source: Dredging News Online, October 12 2012

    The Panama Canal set a mark in its history as it reached a new tonnage record of 333.7 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) during fiscal year 2012, which concluded on September 30th, an achievement that highlights the value of Panama and its significance as a link in the chain of global trade.

  • Port of New Orleans completes upgrades
    Source:, October 9 2012

    Upgrades at the Port of New Orleans have positioned it to capture its share of the expected swell in container cargo opening of an expanded Panama Canal in 2015, port officials say.

  • APM Terminals Starts Construction of Peru Expansion Project
    Source: FoxBusiness, October 9 2012

    APM Terminals said it has started the construction of a $307 million project to expand and modernize the terminal it operates in Peru's port of Callao. APM Terminals said the project, which includes expanding the terminal's facilities by demolishing an old train station, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • The Canal – nearly half way
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, October 8 2012

    “The Canal expansion impacts in various forms on the country, and one of these are economic, and it is more visible to the workforce. There are also, new investments, new knowledge and technology transfer,” said ACP Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano in marking the milestone.

  • Costa Rica to invest $34 million to expand Caldera port
    Source: Inside Costa Rica, October 8 2012

    Costa Rica will build a new loading dock for cargo ships at the Caldera Port, in the Pacific. The expansion will cost approximately $34 million, and will increase the port’s operating capacity by 135%.


(i) Seminar on Port Statistics (in Spanish): On behalf of the Vice Admiral Mr. Frank Boyle Chairman of National Port Authority of Peru (APN) and the Executive Board of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CECIP) invite you to the "Seminar on Port Statistics" organized by the APN and the Inter-American Committee on Ports (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 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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