Wednesday, August 16, 2017
"Cooperation for the development of competitive, safe and sustainable ports in the Americas"

Awarded Best Practices

 

2016 Maritime Award of the Americas

 

  • Environmental Waste Management in Cruise Lines:

Carnival

Carnival Cruise Line

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES has been chosen as winner of the category Environmental Waste Management in Cruise Lines. Its practice consisted in develop and implement effective recycling programs to divert waste from landfill, support segregation of recycling materials with concentrated initiatives to increase recycling volumes and reduce the highest waste stream (USDA) through supporting practices, also to use recycling indicators to report the per voyage weight of each type of material being recycled. The achieved objectives of the practice were:

  • To reduce waste generation by 1.0 % compared to FY 2015.
  • To increase recycled waste by 1.0 % compared to FY 2015.
  • To increase the average charitable donations per month by 10 % compared to FY 2015.

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Norwegian Cruise Line

NORWEIAN CRUISE LINES has been chosen as winner of the category Environmental Waste Management in Cruise Lines. Its practice consisted in the collaboration with Waste Management (“WM”) to create the Live-Load Service model. The WM Live Load service was designed to off-load and recycle a higher volume of waste material, in a faster and more sustainable manner. The achieved objectives of the practice were:

  • To increase efficiency of offloading and transportation of wastes generated onboard, due to hectic nature of port environments on turnaround days.
  • To increase amount diverted from landfills (waste-of-energy, incineration, re-use) and increase amount recycled per ship.
  • To avoid disposal in Caribbean ports who have limited resources and abilities to handle such high volumes of waste.

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  • Environmental Waste Managament in Ports:

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Peru LNG

PERU LNG has been chose as winner of the category Sustainable Environmental Management of Waste in Ports. Its practice consisted in the installation and operation of a maritime terminal for the charge of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) designed the under the highest standards and practices for the prevention, minimization, mitigation and/or reinforcement of environmental impacts to develop a sustainable industrial activity in the area. The achieved objectives of the practice were:

  • To reduce impacts of waste generation and effluent dumping.
  • To optimize waste management through reuse and recycling practices with the benefit of cost reduction and social contribution.
  • To control through periodic monitoring the ecosystem quality in the area of finishing and disseminating this knowledge through graphic material and publications.

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  • Gender Equality Initiatives in Ports:

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Manzanillo International Terminal

MANZANILLO INTERNTAIONAL TERMINA has been chosen as winner of the category of Gender Equality Initiative in Ports. Its practice consisted in choosing a collaborator from another area of the terminal to be trained as a gantry crane operator. The success of the training and subsequent operation of this operator has opened the door to six other ladies to enter the department of Cranes as operators. The effects were positive both in the operation and in the maintenance of the nineteen gantry cranes. The objectives achieved were:

  • To give women equal opportunities in a field traditionally dominated by men.
  • To innovate the maintenance and operation of cranes.
  • To seek greater efficiency in the care of the cranes taking into account the point of view of women operators in the department of Cranes.

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  • Port Safety and Security Management:

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Montecon

MONTECON has been chosen as winner of the category Security Management and Port Protection.  Its practice consisted of achieving a safety standard superior to that existing in all Montecon areas in the Public Port of Montevideo, reducing costs. An important investment was made in the installation of a WIFI network to provide information to other areas of the Company, weekly controls of the Port facilities, spriometry to all Montecon staff, control of port areas, 24 hour 365 days a year with the Center of Physical Security Control/ISPS, fire-fighting, drill performances, training of personnel of the Security Area/ISPS and others. The objects achieved were:

  • To achieve a level of security that complies with the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) of Montecon.
  • To compliance with the Montecon Policy, prioritizing the safeguarding of life as its maximum, patrimonial and Protection, through the reorganization of Security management.
  • To generate a cost reduction, transforming the Physical Security/Protection System into a semi-fixed structure, regulating costs with the modifications in the Surveillance sub-contract.

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Autoridad Portuaria de Jamaica

PORT AUTHORITY OF JAMAICA has been chosen as winner of the category Security Management and Port Protection. Its practice consisted in notice all ISPS Certified Ports in Jamaica, to combine efforts through Joint PSC meetings in areas where it was practicable, particularity, where state resources were shared. These were to be convened quarterly and reported to the DA by submitting the meeting minutes. Additionally, a Terms of Reference was to be developed for the Committees.  The achieved objectives of the practice were:

  • To use state resources more efficiently thus reducing costs to the state.
  • To derive benefits of reducing risks by sharing intelligence and resources from partnerships.
  • To conduct joint exercises simulating threats across ports, and enhance response capabilities through sharing of resources.

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