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

AAPA - CIP Port Industry Award of Excellence

Ports contribute significantly to global development. As trade facilitators and providers of industrial activities and employment, they integrate the functions of supply chains such as services in logistics, information, and business. Per the International Maritime Organization (IMO), up to 90 percent of the world’s trade is carried by sea. In the Americas, the impact of ports as industrial clusters is critical. In the region over 95% of exports are moved through ports, making them a significant driver of economic growth and prosperity, when facilitating trade in a sustainable, resilient, secure, and inclusive manner.

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the Secretariat of Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) recognize the importance of a competitive port industry for the economic and social development in the region. Committed to promoting integrated port development, the Latin American Delegation of AAPA and the CIP Secretariat have partnered for the third edition of the Port Industry Award of Excellence to honor ports in the Americas that demonstrate excellence in their operations and contribute to the economic and social prosperity of the societies in which they operate.

For more information, please contact Mona Swoboda, CIP Secretariat Program Manager,


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