Tenth Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports

2 de agosto de 2016

Twenty-three Member States of the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States gathered in Montevideo (Radisson Victoria Plaza), on July 27-29, to hold the X Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports, the XVII Meeting of the Executive Board of the Inter-American Committee on Ports and the Inter-American Forum on Successful Experiences in Port Development.

Organized by the National Ports Administration of Uruguay (ANP), as Chair of the Executive Board of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CECIP), and the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) of the Organization of American States, the meeting presented a clear opportunity to exchange experiences regarding public policies and specific initiatives for the development of more competitive and sustainable ports, and strengthen the Inter-American cooperation, the institutional technical capacity and the public-private partnerships.

The main objectives of the Tenth Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports “Private Sector Partnerships for Port Development”, besides promoting a political dialog between the members of the Inter-American Committee on Ports that approved a new Declaration/Resolution and Plan of Action, focused on the exchange of successful practices by the private and public sectors on the CIP’s six priority areas:

1. Logistics, Innovation and Competitiveness;

2. Sustainable Port Management and Environmental Protection;

3. Port Protection and Security;

4. Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation;

5. Tourism, Inland Ports and Waterways, Ship Services and Navigation Safety;

6. Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality in Ports.

 

 

ANP’s authorities worked on the subject matter of every TAG to continue with the work plans: Mr. Edgardo Amoza, LLD (TAG on Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation, chaired by Uruguay), Mr. Gerardo Adippe, Engineer, (Port Protection and Security), Mr. Ricardo Grien, Engineer (Logistics, Innovation and Competitiveness), Mr. Luis Fontes (Tourism, Inland Ports and Waterways, Ship Services and Navigation Safety), Mr. Roberto Fontes (Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality in Ports) and Mr. Ricardo Vallejo, Licentiate (Sustainable Port Management and Environmental Protection).

 

At the Session of the Committee, the new CIP authorities were elected by proclamation with the following results:

2016-2018 Period 

Chair: México, First Vice Chair: Barbados. Second Vice Chair: Uruguay.

Uruguay will continue to chair the Technical Advisory Group on Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation.

Uruguay, through the National Ports Administration, has fulfilled the Work Plans and commitments undertaken in June 2014, work publicly acknowledged by all countries present at the Meeting.

It is worth mentioning that the CIP is the advisory body of the OAS and its Member States regarding the development of the port sector.

The meeting was also an opportunity to identify initiatives for the development of a more sustainable, safe, inclusive and competitive port sector in the Americas.

We thank Mrs. Ana María Copello, Head of the National and International Relations Unit (URNI) of the National Ports Administration, for the information provided.

We thank the Office of the Press Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic for providing the videos uploaded to our online channel.

Watch the videos at YOUTUBE CANAL COMUNICACIÓN ANP.