SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 - VOLUME 20

  • Commission OKs Funding for Port of Los Angeles Dredging
    Source: Dredging Today, September 21 2012

    The Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved $7.5 million for the final phase of the Port of Los Angeles’ Main Channel Deepening Project (MCDP).

  • Halifax Port Signs MoU with Panama Canal Authority
    Source: World Maritime News, September 19 2012

    The Halifax Port Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority. The Port of Halifax is the first port in Canada to sign an MOU with the Panama Canal Authority.

  • Barbados: Cruise Ship Terminal Planned at Bridgetowm
    Source: Dredging News Online, September 18 2012

    Ship Technology reports that Barbados has unveiled a plan to build a cruise ship terminal at Sugar Point in the capital city of Bridgetown. According to Ship Technology, the Sugar Point cruise facility will be developed by a partnership between Barbados Port, Royal Caribbean Cruise and SMI Infrastructure Solutions.

  • Portus Services expands to Port Everglades
    Source: South Florida Business Journal, September 17 2012

    Private stevedore and terminal operator Portus Services LLC will expand to Port Everglades and invest more than $1 million in new technology and cargo handling equipment.

  • International freight growth maintained in port of Arica
    Source: The Bulletin Panama, September 17 2012

    Transshipment growth in the port of Arica continues to grow up until July this year, especially for the markets of Bolivia with 3% and Peru with 73%, over the same period last year. This confirms that the terminal is a competitive option for macro-businesses of the Andes.

  • Panamanian Government gives port concession in Isla Margarita
    Source: Georgia Tech, September 17 2012

    The Cabinet Council has approved the 20 years term concession to United Crown Construction to invest approximately USD 105. 1 million, and to develop the project “Isla Margarita Logistic Park” at the Colon province. Read more...


(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, Executive Director at
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(ii) The Second Work Session of the Executive Board of the CIP (CECIP) was successfully hold by videoconference, chaired by Vice Admiral Frank Boyle, President of CECIP and representative of Peru's National Port Authority. The meeting was attended by the Secretariat of the CIP and the representatives of United States and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from Washington, DC as well as representatives of Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela who participated online from their respective country. As a result, progress was made in the CECIP Work Program under the Lima Action Plan and the third work session of the CECIP was agreed to be held in person at the Organization of American States Headquarters in Washington DC on November 12 and 13, 2012.

(iii) The XVII Iberoamerican Course on Port Management will be held from October 1 to 26, 2012. Organized by Puertos del Estado de España and the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Madrid, Spain.

(iv) 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

(v) 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

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