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"Cooperation for the development of competitive, safe and sustainable ports in the Americas"

First Hemispheric Seminar on Port Legislation

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Date(s) - Monday, November 24, 2014 - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
9:00 am - 6:30 pm


This Seminar promoted the strengthening of institutional dialogue and exchange of experiences among  the highest public and private port authorities on policies, strategies and actions planned or carried out in port legislation by the Member States of the OAS in order to address business needs and global and regional trends in legislation. The seminar is expected to establish a legal framework for a hemispheric port model.

Monday, November  24, 2014

8:00 – 9:00              Registration

9:00 – 9:40              Inauguration


  • Sherry Tross, Executive Secretary for Integral Development/OEA
  • César Llona, Secretary in office as Secretary General of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  • Alberto Díaz, President of the National Port Authority of Uruguay (ANP) and President of the Executive Board of the CIP/ OEA
  • Luis Porto, Subsecretariat of External Relations of Uruguay

9:40 – 11:00            Port Public Policies facing global challenges

Moderator: ANP


11:00 -11:15           Coffee Break


11:15 -12:45           Environmental Legislation against global sustainability goals:

Moderator: CIP/OEA


12:45                      Official Group Photo


12:50– 2:00             Lunch

2:00 – 3:00            Global Trends in Multi-modal Transport

Moderator: ANP

  1. a) Waterways, legal aspects – for the positioning the region on the map of global competitiveness


3:00- 4:00              Global Trends in Multi-modal Transportation (Cont…) 

Moderator: CIP/OEA

  1. b) Legal status of inter-modal logistics meet the challenges of global supply chains

4:00 -4:15              Coffee Break

4:15- 5:30               Legal aspects of the integral management of ports

Moderator: ANP

5:30 – 7:00            Second Wroking Session of the Executive Board of the CIP                                        (CECIP) 

(Closed Session for the members of the CECIP: President: Uruguay; Vicepresidents: Barbados and Colombia; Presidents of the TAGs: Argentina, United States, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela.)


5:30 – 7:30             Technical Visit to the Port of Montevideo for the participants of the Seminar

7:30                       Press Conference (by invitation)

8:00 – 9:30             Welcome cocktail by the National Port Administration in the atrium of ALADI

Tuesday November 25, 2014

9:00 – 10:00            New mechanisms of port investments and concessions

Moderator: CIP/OEA

10:00 -11:30           City-Port relations/ Regime and alternative public-private partnerships for sustainable development set

Moderator: ANP

11:30 – 11:45          Coffee Break

11:45 -12:30           Port Labor Trends and Regimes as a tool to increase competitiveness

Moderator: CIP/OEA

12:30 – 2:00            Working lunch ANP and CECIP. Free lunch for other participants

2:00 – 3:15             Port protection and security – Trends in international regulatory policies for risk management

Moderator: ANP

3:15 – 3:30             Possible legal elements for the development of a general model of port law

  • Jorge Durán, Chief Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports


3:30 – 4:15             Closing

Moderator: CIP/OAS

  • Sherry Tross, Executive Secretary for Integral Development / OEA
  • Carlos Álvarez, Secretary, Latin Amerian Integration Association (ALADI)
  • Alberto DíazPresident of the National POrt Authority of Uruguay (ANP) and President of the Executive Board of the CIP/OEA
  • Enrique Pintado, Transport Minister, Uruguay

 4:15- 4:45              Closing Toast