Port Promotion and Private Sector Cooperation
Promoting the Ports of the Americas and Private Sector Cooperation are one of the four main objectives of the Inter-American Committee for Ports (CIP).
The CIP considers working with the private sector vital for the development of a vibrant port sector. We believe that the role of the State is to facilitate the involvement of the private sector as a partner in development through tax and/or incentive policies. The Private Sector is, after all, the main innovator and Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) have proved to be an effective instrument for successful port development projects. Therefore, the S/CIP places enormous value on private sector participation and proudly counts over 40 private sector and/or international organization/NGOs join the Committee as Associate Members.
Significantly, the CIP Maritime Award of the Americas includes important participation from the Private Sector.