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Maritime Award of the Americas

Maritime Award of the Americas

The CIP Maritime Award of the Americas is aimed at recognizing successful practices in the maritime and port sector of the Americas that demonstrate excellence and innovation, as well as sustainability through replicability.

Categories of the Award include contributions to environmentally sustainable port operations through the implementation of green measures that promote the protection of the (marine) environment; positive contributions to port-city prosperity, including environmentally sustainable port operations, port-city relations, social responsibility, and disaster mitigation. Other categories have included Environmental Waste Management in: Implementation of Safety Standards; Sustainable Touristic Destination Port; Corporate Social Responsibility; Disaster Mitigation and Management in Ports.

CIP Strategic Partners and other experts serve in the Jury Committee such as the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the Latin American Society of Marine Oil Terminal Operators and Single-Buoy Mooring (SLOM), Rightship, the OAS Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), among others.

Significantly, the CIP Maritime Award of the Americas offers a category that recognizes female port and maritime professionals who have demonstrated dedication, leadership, and innovation that empowers other women in the port sector of the Americas:

Outstanding Women in the Maritime and Port Sectors

Recognizing the fundamental role women play in the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the Hemisphere, the Organization of American States (OAS) encourages them to take leadership in both public institutions and the private sector. In line with the Cartagena Action Plan 2014-2016 the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) promotes an inclusive, competitive, and socially responsible port system. As women are essential to boosting competitiveness, the CIP aims at empowering female professionals in the port sector of the Americas.

The Maritime Award of the Americas: Outstanding Women in the Maritime and Port Sector, organized by the CIP, brings together the Maritime Authority of Panama, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), and other relevant institutions to promote gender equality in OAS member countries.

The Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) is delighted to announce the

2018 Maritime Award of the Americas

“Sustainable and efficient ports for port-city prosperity”

Organized by the S/CIP in collaboration with the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the Latin American Society of Marine Oil Terminal Operators and Single-Buoy Mooring (SLOM), Rightship, the OAS Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), and other strategic partners.

In its 6th edition, the 2019 Award will honor winning entries from both public and private ports, terminals, and/or companies and institutions of the maritime and port sectors from any of the 34 CIP/OAS Member States, for their for their positive contribution to port-city prosperity, including environmentally sustainable port operations, port-city relation, social responsibility, and disaster mitigation.

The 2019 Award also has a category that recognizes female port and maritime professionals who have demonstrated dedication, leadership, and innovation that empowers other women in the port sector of the Americas

The submission deadline is February 10, 2020.

Contact Mona Swoboda, Project Coordinator, S/CIP (mswoboda@oas.org) to receive further information.

We look forward to receiving your entries!