OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON PORTS CIDI/CECIP-X/doc. 12/09
March 23-27, 2009 March 16, 2009
Buenos Aires, Argentina Original: Spanish
FINAL REPORT INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL FOOD PORT TERMINALS: TECHNOLOGIES AND ECONOMIC IMPACT
(July 21-23, 2008, Panama City, Panama)
International Seminar on Management of Agricultural Food Port Terminals: Technologies and Economic Impact
The seminar was held under the auspices of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Organismo Público Puertos del Estado de España [Spain’s State Public Ports Agency], and the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).
International seminar on management of agricultural food port terminals: technologies and economic impact.
Site, city, date:
The seminar was held at the El Panamá Hotel, Bella Vista Room, Panama City, Panama, July 21-23, 2008.
To contribute to the creation of a technological resource on the subject of ports shared by all Iberia-American countries, to facilitate technical and commercial exchange and make the most effective contribution to:
Strengthening the competitive port development of the Iberia-American countries.
Seeking technological independence for the Iberia-American port community to support continuing progress in the sector and in the countries themselves.
Optimizing the development of both bilateral and multilateral trade relations among the Iberia-American countries.
Development of the seminar:
The seminar included one (1) opening session, three (3) technical sessions, and one (1) closing session. The program is attached as annex 1.
Opening session: The opening session was led by Julián Maganto, Coordinating Director for Management and External Relations of Spain’s Puertos del Estado, Doctor Carlos M. Gallegos, Executive Secretary of CIP/OAS, and Fernando Solórzano, Administrator of the PMA.
First technical session: The first session began with a presentation on “Normal operating procedures for loading and handling dry bulk materials” by Mr. Julio A. Yon Rivera, Disagro Group, Guatemala. Mr. David Marcano Ceballos, Port of Santander, Spain gave the second presentation on “Agricultural food terminals: concession model, administrative and technical conditions.”
Mr. Javier Fernández, Prointec, Spain concluded the session with the third presentation on “Logistics in agricultural food port terminals: successful cases.”
Second technical session: The second session began with a presentation by Mr. Fernando Fernández Melle, Portel, Spain on “Technological solutions for terminals.” Mrs. Irene Canalejo Marcos, Alatec, Spain gave the second presentation on “Optimal design of an agricultural food terminal.”
Third technical session: This session began with a presentation by Mr. Pablo Ruiz del Real, Advanced Logistic Group (ALG), Spain on “Trends in maritime transport of agricultural food products and their impact on the design of terminals.” Mr. Rafael Sapiña, Port of Valencia, Spain, gave the second presentation on “Environmental protections in agricultural food terminals. Mr. Alejandro Coto, Port of Gijón, Spain gave the third presentation on “The port as an essential link in the logistics chain for bulk transport.” Mr. Edgar Higuera Gómez of the Colombian National Businessmen’s Association (ANDI) gave the fourth presentation on “Effects of port operations on the agricultural food product logistics chain.”
The session concluded with the fifth presentation, “Experience in terminals management,” given by Mr. Rogelio Hernández, Positional Development, Panama. The list of seminar documents is attached as Annex 2.
Closing session: The session was led by the seminar’s senior officials, Mr. Julián Maganto, Coordinating Director for Management and External Relations of Spain’s Puertos del Estado, Doctor Carlos M. Gallegos, Executive Secretary of CIP/OAS, Mr. Fernando Solórzano, Administrator of the PMA, and Ms. Zoila Yanisselli, Assistant General Director of Ports of the PMA.
During the closing session, Ms. Yanisselli gave recognition plaques to Doctor Carlos M. Gallegos, Executive Secretary of CIP/OAS and Mr. Mariano Navas, President of Spain’s Puertos del Estado (Mr. Julián Maganto accepted the plaque).
Seminar participants included directors, managers of port facilities, representatives from consulting firms and institutions involved in strategic planning work on port terminals, dry bulk products, and agricultural products. The list of participants is attached as Annex 3.
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. End of session
7:30 p.m. Welcoming cocktail
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. TECHNICAL SESSION III Moderator: Christian Manrique, President of the Port of Santander
Trends in agricultural food maritime transport and their impact on terminal design.
Presenter: Mr. Pablo Ruiz del Real, ALG Consultants
Environmental protections in agricultural food terminals
Presenter: Mr. Rafael Sapiña, Port of Valencia
The port as an essential link in the logistics chain for bulk transport.
Presenter: Alejandro Coto, Port of Gijón, Spain
Effects of port operations on the agricultural food logistics chain.
Presenter: Mr. Edgar Higuera Gómez, Chamber of Large Users of Logistics Services, Colombian National Businessmen’s Association (ANDI)
Experience in the management of agricultural food terminals in Panama
Presenter: Rogelio Hernández, Positional Development