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Hemispheric cooperation for competitive, secure, sustainable and inclusive ports in the Americas.

11th Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Friday, August 3, 2018 | 8:00 am - 5:30 pm 


Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores

Meeting Dates: August 1 – 3, 2018 
Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City – Mexico 

“Many elements of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved through a sustainable transport sector that facilitates world trade in the global economy. In this context, developing a sustainable port management framework is imperative for socio-economic development and growth”.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Recognizing the importance of a three-dimensional sustainability strategy in ports, which includes environmental, social and economic aspects, the 11th Ordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopts the theme:

Sustainable Management for Port Competitiveness

This Meeting provides a forum for high-level public-private sector dialogue to promote the development of the 4th Generation ports, faster, smarter, cleaner and more interconnected. The Meeting will convened representatives from 34 National Port Authorities of the OAS member States, representatives of international organizations, private sector, and civil society. Industry decision-and-change makers will tackle challenges and discuss trends, blending policy with best practices and technical solutions, to achieve sustainable ports in the hemisphere.

Organized by the Government of Mexico, as Chair of the CIP Executive Board 2016 – 2018, the Meeting will also assess progress in the commitments made during the 10th Meeting of the CIP, and approve the Resolution of Mexico City, a new Biennial Plan of Action and its corresponding budget.

The discussion will revolve around the following panels:

  • Sustainable management for competitive port development.
  • Security and integral port management.
    Risks mitigation and business continuity in the face of disasters and emergencies.
  • Modern port legislation for an efficient management.
  • Sustainable regional connectivity.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and inclusive policies in the maritime and port industries.

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Important Documents