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The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS will Discuss Expanding Operational Capacity in the Region

  June 17, 2014

The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold its ninth regular meeting from June 18 to 20 at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC, where it will discuss the need to expand the operational capacity of regional ports.

During the meeting, the OAS member states will discuss the prospects for strengthening the regional port dialogue in order to promote competitiveness in the sector with the imminent enlargement of the Panama Canal. To this end, members of the CIP will work in six Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) which are divided into the following areas: Logistics; Innovation and Competitiveness; Port Management and Sustainable Environmental Protection; Port Security and Safety; Public Policies, Legislation and Regulation; Tourism, Interior Ports and Waterways; Services to Ships and Navigation Control; Corporate Social Responsibility and Women in Ports.

The conclave will also elect new officers for the 2014-2016 period, and will also recognize institutions of different countries of the Americas that were selected as winners of the Americas Maritime Prize in recognition of quality, excellence, innovation and sustainability of the practices presented in the maritime and port sectors, as well as their willingness to share their experiences with members of the CIP. Furthermore, in the framework of the IX meeting of the CIP, the Inter-American Forum on Successful Experiences in Port Development will be held.

WHAT: Ninth Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the OAS

WHEN: June 18-20, 2014

WHERE: Rubén Darío Room
OAS General Secretariat Building
1889 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-131/14