OCTOBER 22, 2012 - VOLUME 24

  • US economic recovery depends on port investment
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, October 21, 2012

    “Between now and 2020, investment needs in the nation’s marine ports and inland waterways sector total $30 billion, while planned expenditures are about $14 billion, leaving a total investment gap of nearly $16 billion. Similarly, the investment needed at US airports totals close to $114 billion, with anticipated spending of $95 billion by 2020.”

  • Developing destinations
    Source: The Miami Herald, October 20, 2012

    A new passenger port under development in the Dominican Republic by Carnival Corp. is a reminder that future Caribbean cruise itineraries will continue the trend away from traditional port stops.

  • Ro-Ro Carrier SC Line Adds Jaxport to Rotation
    Source: The Journale of Commerce, October 19, 2012

    Panama-based vehicle, truck and heavy equipment transport company SC Line is now calling on the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal as part of its USATRUCK roll-on, roll-off biweekly service, connecting the Florida port with Colombia, Panama and Venezuela.

  • US Port Wins AAPA Environmental Award
    Source:, October 18, 2012

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has awarded the Port its 2012 Environmental Enhancement Award for the preserve, a unique 88-acre site on Lake Erie near downtown Cleveland, that the Port opened to the public on a daily basis in February

  • Itaqui port plans US$3.2bn infrastructure expansion works - Brazil
    Source: Business News Americas, October 16, 2012

    Northeastern Brazil's Itaqui port in Maranhão state has planned 6.5bn reais (US$3.19bn) in projects to expand its operational infrastructure, the port's director of planning and development, Daniel Vinent, told BNamericas.

  • Port Miami Deep Dredge project moves towards contracting phase
    Source: Port Technology International, October 16, 2012

    The contracting phase of its project to deepen Port Miami’s channel to 50 feet has begun with the solicitation of bids by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2013 in time for the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in early 2015.

  • Panama Canal Sets Tonnage Record in Fiscal Year 2012
    Source: Supply Chain Brain, October 16, 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 30. This achievement highlights the value of Panama and its significance as a link in the chain of global trade.

  • Work on TEC2 in Lazaro Cardenas ready to start
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, October 15, 2012

    For the Port Authority of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, (APILAC), the second container terminal awarded to APM Terminals is a reality and in a couple of weeks work should begin to dissipate doubts.


(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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