Who could be part of the TAGs?
Each member state of the Committee may appoint a representative to each TAG. The representative shall be a specialist in port sector matters. The representatives of the member states that are not member of a TAG may attend sessions with voice but not vote. The administrative and operating port entities, academic, scientific, commercial, developmental, financial, industrial institutions and other organizations related to port sector activities, that have legal personality, may participate in the TAGs as "associate members", with approval of the member state where the entity, institution or organization has been incorporated or has its principal office.
Who could become an Associate Member of the TAG’s
Profile of an Associate Member: The profile of an Associate Member is based on the document that was presented for the Technical Secretary calls Who could become an Associate Member of a TAG? Also were approved the followings norms:
According to the norms established on the article #70 of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Committee on Ports, there are several types of companies and entities that could become a member of the TAGs. Among them are:
1. Port Authorities: The public entities, Private Ports Authorities or other legal forms of Port Administration.
2. Port Concessionaries: The companies that hold a port concession, that could be the total operation of it or the operation of its terminals.
3. Port Operators: The companies that offer port services such as, Port facilities, stevedoring companies, warehouse service, tug companies, long shore man supply, pilot services, etc.
4. Academic, Scientific, and Training Activities Organizations: Universities, research institutions, and technical schools, specialized on the maritime and port issues.
5. Commercial Institutions: Associations and institutions related to the maritime issues. For example, maritime chambers, ship agents and ship owners association, customs unions, chamber of exports and imports, etc.
6. Development Institutions: Public, and private corporations, whose purpose is oriented to the development of port and city-ports.
7. Financial Institutions: The institutions that are dedicated to offer financial, promotion and development of projects in the port area, such as, Investment banks, development banks and corporations, etc.
8. Industrial Institutions: The institutions dedicated to offer products and/or development projects in the port area, port infrastructure builders, port engineering development, etc.
9. Modal Transportation Organizations: Companies that provide intermodal links to the port, such as, truckers, and railroads.
10. Other organizations: Related to the port sector: this group could be conformed for companies in different areas as Insurance Companies, Companies classifiers of vessels and security certification, ISO 9000/14000, Private Port Security Companies.