OCTOBER 29, 2012 - VOLUME 25

  • 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.

  • Port Authority Association & ARTBA Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement in Alabama
    Source: American Association of Port Authorities, October 24, 2012

    The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) are joining forces to build greater awareness of the need to significantly boost federal investment in the nation’s ports and waterways infrastructure.

  • The port: Baltimore's gateway to opportunity
    Source: The Baltimore Sun, October 24, 2012

    Expansion of the Panama Canal, new intermodal facility promise economic development for Maryland. With each passing week, the Port of Baltimore, the region and the entire state of Maryland edge closer to an opportunity that will give our market a major advantage in the competition for jobs and economic development.

  • IMO Rules 'Should' Be Subject to Impact and Sustainability Assessment, Says ICS
    Source: Supply Chain Brain, October 24, 2012

    There are clearly identifiable steps needed to enhance shipping's already very impressive record of maritime safety, says International Chamber of Shipping Secretary General Peter Hinchliffe.

  • Port of Prince Rupert pilots Canada-US cargo screening project
    Source: Port Technology, October 23, 2012

    Canadian port becomes first marine facility to implement new Integrated Cargo Security Strategy. The Port of Prince Rupert has become the first marine facility to implement a new cargo screening project as part of a new Canada-US security agreement.

  • U.S.-Panama free trade agreement goes into effect Oct. 31
    Source: Miami Herald, Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    A long-awaited free trade agreement with Panama that will reduce or eliminate tariffs on U.S. exports and provide access to the Central American country’s lucrative services industry is scheduled to go into effect Oct. 31.

  • Multi-million dollar harbour dredging to start soon
    Source: Observer Media Group, October 22, 2012

    The preliminary steps of dredging St John’s Harbour will begin early next year, following calls from cruise lines. Chairman of the St John’s Development Corporation (SJDC) Sylvester Browne said Cabinet has approved the sweeping and cleaning of the harbour to commence at the end of the winter cruise season in early 2013.

  • Callao to become the largest business center in the country
    Source: Andina, October 22, 2012

    The Callao region, located west of Lima, will become a center of attraction for living, as well as an ideal place for bringing companies and conduct largest business, Peru’s President Ollanta Humala said Monday.

  • Cruise tourism key to President’s goals, ports developer says
    Source: Dominican Today, October, 22 2012

    Sans Souci Ports president Lisandro Macarrulla on Sunday said to achieve the tourism sector’s objectives as president Danilo Medina proposed during his campaign, cruise tourism must be maximized.

  • Saint John Port studies cruise ship industry expansion
    Source: CBC News, October 22, 2012

    The provincial government is investing $50,000 into a feasibility study that will examine the possibility of the Port of Saint John becoming a “home port” for cruise ships in the future.


(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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