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Inter-American Ports Newsletter

Published under the mandate of the Inter-American Committee on Ports



Organization of American States (OAS)

Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP)
 

MARCH 2005

No. 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  1. Port security support

  2. Strengthening the OAS-AAPA alliance

  3. IV Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Coordination

  4. II SeaCargo Americas: International Congress and Exhibition

  5. Port Training

  6. Ibero-American Port Forum Seminar

  7. New Port Authorities

  8. Port Activities

 

  1.  Port security support

In the past Meeting of the Executive Board (Managua, Nicaragua, December of 2004), the delegation of the United States, Chair of the Technical Advisory Group on Port Security (TAGPS), presented the document “International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code self verification checklist”, as a mechanism that helps to determine the implementation status of the member States of the OAS.


It is expected that the results of the self-verification checklist will identify ports that require assistance in the implementation of the Code. Assistance will be provided through the TAGPS and the CIP ISPS Implementation Assistance Program, based on the exchange of best practices and knowledge developed by member countries. To obtain a copy of the list, refer to the resolutions of the VI Meeting of the Executive Board found in the CIP web page: www.oas.org/cip.
2. Strengthening the OAS-AAPA alliance
The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS, will join efforts in 2005 with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) to provide training workshops, seminars and courses in a variety of areas such as cruises, joint port operations and information technology, executive management, public relations and maritime economic development, port security and safety, port facility engineering, and administration and legal matters. These courses will be offered by the AAPA in U.S. cities between the months of January and November with the purpose of developing human capital and promoting the appropriate technical level in the ports of the hemisphere. In turn, the CIP will promote this training program throughout the region, for which the AAPA will apply the same fees as it’s members, to those applicants that process their participation through the CIP.
Similarly, the CIP will submit copies of the scholarship announcements offered by the OAS to the AAPA, in a timely manner, so that members may apply to these and benefit from them (for 2005 the scholarships will be offered for two courses and a masters in Spain). The information on courses and scholarships offered by the OAS can be found at: www.oas.org/cip.
3. IV Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Coordination
The IV Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Coordination has been convened for April 5th, 2005, in the facilities of the OAS in Washington D.C. This committee is integrated by Barbados, El Salvador, Mexico, United States, and Uruguay. Their principal objective is to guarantee compliance with the commands of the Committee and the Executive Board, as well as formulate the necessary proposals to ensure such commands are thoroughly being followed. At the meeting, a variety of matters will be touched upon, with a particular focus on the fulfillment of the 2004-2007 CIP Action Plan, policies to be followed with countries in arrears on their contributions to the CIP Special Port Program Fund, the organization of the next Commission and Executive Board meetings, evaluation of the three Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs), among others. For more information on these and other CIP meetings visit our website: www.oas.org/cip .
4. II SeaCargo Americas: International Congress and Exhibition
SeaCargo Americas 2005, the second annual international conference and exhibition organized by the World Trade Center Miami will be held in that city on May 11 and 12. More than 2,000 international trade executives and 75 exhibitors are expected to attend the event, which will serve as a forum to exchange views and experiences to enhance the growth of the maritime industry in the Western Hemisphere.
The conference and exhibit is designed to increase two-way cargo growth and international business in the Americas; present updates on the latest security and safety regulations being used in the Western Hemisphere to secure cargo from the intrusion of biological, chemical or explosive materials; provide a platform for the ports in the Americas to exhibit their facilities, services and market strengths; exhibit port-related construction projects to investors; provide a forum on international maritime and logistics issue in the Western Hemisphere; showcase the latest security products, e-commerce solutions, technologies and services to the international maritime, logistics and investment communities and provide a venue for pre-scheduled and "at-the-show" appointments between potential buyers and sellers.
SeaCargo Americas 2005 will be Chaired by the Port of Miami, an associate member of the Technical Advisory Group on Port Security (TAGPS) of the CIP/OAS. For more information on this event visit: www.seagargoamericas.com; Tel: (305) 871-7910; E-mail: info@worldtrade.org.
5. Port Training
In 2005, port training will continue to be among the primary objectives of the CIP/OAS. Throughout the year, support from several organizations will be received and scholarships will be offered to provide assistance to port professionals in the hemisphere, who meet the requirements stated by the OAS. Once again, Puertos del Estado of Spain will join in the effort. Thus, the following courses will take place in Spain: the X Ibero-American Course on Port Management from September 25 to October 21 in Madrid; the VI Ibero-American Course on Port Technology, Operations and Environmental Management, from September 18 to October 15 in Santander; and the Master on Port Management and Intermodal Transport, from October 1, 2005 to June 23, 2006 in Valencia. In addition, the course on Port Costs and Tariffs will take place in Venezuela in the month of September with the support of the Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuáticos e Insulares (INEA) and the course on Port Reforms, Costs, and Tariffs for the English-speaking Caribbean will be held in October, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with the support of the Port Authority of that country. For more information on the courses, visit the CIP web page at: www.oas.org/cip.
6. Ibero-American Port Forum Seminar
The port of Manzanillo, Mexico, will be the meeting place of the Ibero-American Port Forum Seminar “Planning tools as a development force”, to be held on April 20 and 21. The seminar will cover a variety of subjects, such as: Port traffic prevention methodology and studies, procedures to asses port investment projects, economic impact of ports, physical and functional port design, assessment and port terminal model simulation, among others. The Ibero-American Port Forum Seminar is an initiative undertaken by Puertos del Estado of Spain, with the objective of promoting effective means of cooperation that encourage port development and commercial relations with neighboring countries. In the framework of the seminar, the Ibero-American Statistics Workshop will be held on the 22nd of that month. The workshop will be carried out in compliance with the 2005 Work Plan of the Subcommittee on Statistics, Costs and Tariffs of the CIP. Both, the seminar and workshop are open to the participation of all OAS member States. For more information, visit the CIP web page at: www.oas.org/cip.

7. New Port Authorities
The following persons have been recently selected by their respective governments to hold relevant maritime port sector offices in their country:
BOLIVIA:

  • Mr. Napoleón Prado

Director General de Intereses Marítimos, Fluviales, Lacustres y Marina Mercante, Ministerio de Defensa Nacional. Av. 20 de Octubre, esquina Pedro Salazar, No. 2502, La Paz, Bolivia; Tel: (591-2) 243-2417 / (591-2) 243-1739 / Fax: (591-2) 211-2610; E-mail: intermar@mindef.gov.bo
ECUADOR

  • Mr. Timoshenko Guerrero

Presidente del Directorio, Autoridad Portuaria de Guayaquil. Av. 25 de Julio Vía Puerto Marítimo, Edificio Administrativo de la APG, Guayaquil, Ecuador; Tel: (593-4) 248-0120 ext. 100-101 / Fax: (593-4) 248-4728; E-mail: timoshenkoguerrero@puertodeguayaquil.com
EL SALVADOR:

  • Mr. Carlos A. Borja

Presidente del Consejo Directivo, Autoridad Marítima Portuaria, Ministerio de Obras Públicas. Km 5 1/2, Carretera a Santa Tecla, Frente al Estado Mayor de la Fuerza Armada, San Salvador, El Salvador; Tel: (503) 243-0011 / Fax: (503) 243-0262; E-mail: charlieborja50@hotmail.com


  • Mr. Llort Choussy

Presidente, Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA). Edificio Torre Roble, Blvd. de los Héroes, San Salvador, El Salvador, Apdo. P. 2667; Tel: (503) 260-3319 / Fax: (503) 260-3321; E-mail: juanjose.llort@cepa.gon.sv .
PANAMÁ:

  • Mr. Rubén Arosemena

Vicepresidente de la República de Panamá y Administrador de la Autoridad Portuaria. Apdo. 592 Balboa, Ancón, Panamá; Tel: (507) 232-5682 /5687 / Fax: (507) 232-6395; E-mail: administrador@amp.gob.pa


  • Mr. Rogelio Orillac

Director General de Puertos, Autoridad Marítima de Panamá. Ave. del Diablo, Edificio 5534. Apartado 8062, Panamá, Panamá; Tel: (507-2) 32-5528 /5553 / Fax: (507-2) 32-5527; E-mail: dpuertos@amp.gob.pa
VENEZUELA:

  • Mr. Eberts Camacho

Presidente, Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuáticos e Insulares (INEA). Avenida Orinoco, Edificio INEA, Municipio Baruta, Urbanización Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela; Tel: (212) 909-1432 / (212) 909-1433 / Fax: (212) 909-1429 / (212) 909-1428; E-mail: inea1@inea.gob.ve.


  • Mr. Alexander Liendo

Director General de Puertos, Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuáticos e Insulares (INEA). Avenida Orinoco cruce con Mucuchícs, Edificio INEA - P.H., Urbanización Las Mercedes, Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela; Telefax: (58) 212 909-1540; E-mail: inea16@inea.gov.ve.
8. Port Activities
V Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference. JOC and the Port of Long Beach. 1 of May. Long Beach, California, United States. Telephone: (760) 294-5563; E-mail: rjacobs@joc.com; Website: www.joc.com/conferences.
Cruise Shipping Convention. Seatrade. 14-17 of March. Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Telephone: (609) 452-2800; E-mail: info@cruisshipping.net; Website: www.cruiseshipping.net.
International Transportation Management Conference. Informa Maritime & Transport. 20-22 of March. Houston, Texas, United States. Telephone: (713) 807-0660; E-mail: cweichelberger@transystems.com; Website: www.itm-events.com.
The 2005 International Congress on Maritime Security. Maritime Security Council.
March 21-23, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. Telephone: (954) 920 3300; E-mail: MSCAlert@maritimesecurity.org; Website: www.maritimesecurity.org.
I Latin-American Congress on City-Ports and Urban Coast Environmental Management. Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires and AIPPYC. 29 and 30 of March. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Telephone: (5411) 477-90369; Website: www.legislatura.gov.ar / www.aippyc.org.
VIII Working Session of the Executive Board – ITHO. 29-31 of March. San José, Costa Rica. E-mail: lucia.barillo@transportes.gov.br; Website: www.transport-americas.org/
IV Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Coordination. CIP/OAS. 5 of April. Washington D.C., United States. Telephone: (202) 458-3314; E-mail: cip@oas.org; Website: www.oas.org/cip.


Spring Conference. AAPA. 4-6 of April. Washington D.C., United States. Telephone: (703) 684-5700; E-mail: info@aapa-ports.org; Website: www.aapa-ports.org/.
Domestic Maritime Conference. JOC and MARAD. 11 and 12 of April. Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States. Telephone: (760) 294-5563; E-mail: rjacobs@joc.com; Website: www.joc.com/conferences.
China Trade and Logistics Conference. JOC and Georgia Ports Authority. 18 and 19 of April. Savannah, Georgia, United States. Telephone: (760) 294-5563; E-mail: rjacobs@joc.com; Website: www.joc.com/conferences.
Ibero-American Port Forum Seminar. Puertos del Estado and API. 20 and 21 of April. Port of Manzanillo, Mexico. Telephone: (202) 458-3314; E-mail: cip@oas.org; Website: www.oas.org/cip.
Ibero-American Workshop on Statistics. Puertos del Estado of Spain and API. 22 of April. Port of Manzanillo, Mexico. Telephone: (202) 458-3314; E-mail: cip@oas.org; Website: www.oas.org/cip.
Executive Management Conference. AAPA. 2-6 of May, Tampa, Florida, United States. Telephone: (703) 706-4717; E-mail: ccantrell@aapa-ports.org; Website: www.aapa-ports.org/programs.
XVIII International Port Training Conference. Shipping and Transport College. 8-11 of May. Setubal, Portugal. Telephone: (3110) 294-1234; E-mail: info@stc-group.nl; Website: www.iptc-online.net/.
SeaCargo Americas Conference. World Trade Center Miami. 11 and 12 of May. Miami, Florida, United States. Telephone: (305) 871-7910; E-mail: info@worldtrade.org; Website: www.worldtrade.org.
Commissioners Seminar. AAPA. 18-20 of May, San Francisco, California, United States. Telephone: (703) 706-4717; E-mail: ccantrell@aapa-ports.org; Website: www.aapa-ports.org/programs.
Latin American Port Conference. Asociación Brasilera de Entidades Portuarias (ABEP). 12-15 of July. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Telephone: (55-21) 2544-1462; E-mail: adalmir@ar.microlink.com.br.
VI Ibero-American Course on Port Technology, Operations and Environmental Management. CIP/OAS and Puertos del Estado. September 18 to October 15, Santander, Spain. Telephone: (202) 458-3314; E-mail: cip@oas.org; Website: www.oas.org/cip.
X Ibero-American Course on Port Management. CIP/OAS and Puertos del Estado. September 25 to October 21, Madrid, Spain. Telephone: (202) 458-3314; E-mail: cip@oas.org; Website: www.oas.org/cip.
SmartRiver 21, International Symposium on Global Commerce and Strategies for Inland Navigation and Economic Development. Port of Pittsburgh Commission and the European Federation of Inland Ports. 2-5 of October. Pittsburgh, PA/Ohio River Basin, United States. Telephones: (412) 201-7335 / (32-2) 420-7037; E-mail: jim@port.pittsburgh.pa.us / jsturm@inlandports.be.
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