OCTOBER 8, 2012 - VOLUME 22

  • Federal Marine Terminals Receives Environmental Recognition Award (Canada)
    Source: World Maritime News, October, 5 2012

    Federal Marine Terminals (FMT) received the inaugural Environmental Recognition Award from the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) at a special event held on the harbourfront on October 3, 2012. This annual award was created to recognize and reward a Hamilton port partner’s contributions to respecting and protecting the natural environment.

  • Connecticut Deep Water Port Strategy Study Completed (USA)
    Source:Source: Dredging Today, October, 5 2012

    “The recommendations in the study will help us determine the best ways to invest in and manage our ports,” said Jim Redeker, Commissioner of the DOT. “Connecticut’s ports—like ports across the U.S., face major challenges. This study will help us build on our strengths, manage and leverage state investments, and more clearly assess the full potential of Connecticut ports.”

  • Brazil to launch tender for new port
    Source: Hellenic Shipping News, October 5 2012

    Brazil's national waterway regulator Antaq will launch a US$223 million tender this year to build and operate a new port in Amazonas state capital Manaus, Brazil's ports department SEP said, reported Business News Americas. The company hired to develop the port will be awarded a 25-year concession, renewable for an additional 25 years.

  • APM Terminals Callao Starts construction project
    Source: APM Terminals, October 4 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.

  • Eighth STS crane for Buenos Aires container terminal
    Source: Hoist, October 4 2012

    Liebherr has commissioned its eighth ship-to-shore container crane to be sold to the Exolgan Container Terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as part of the facility’s continuing expansion.

  • Port Society of Cartagena mobilizes more containers in 2012
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, October 1 2012

    The Port Authority of Cartagena moved 697,688 containers in the Manga terminal during the first half of the year, which represents a growth of 12.1% compared to the same period in 2011.

  • IMO asks for improved rule on container weight
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, October 1 2012

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has received a formal proposal from companies, ports, unions and governments to require that containers used for shipping goods are weighed to determine their true weight and avoid risks.


(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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