By Dr. Sabah Zrari, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
August 2020 - The health crisis caused by the spread of Covid-19 has led the ports of Latin America and the Caribbean to implement various protocols for the prevention of contagions in the ports as well as in the city, highlighting the sanitation of trucks at the accesses to the city, or hospital facilities as in the case of the Chilean port city of San Antonio.
As part of the activities to be carried out within the framework of the Diploma "Planning, Management and Governance of Port Cities" of the University of Santiago de Chile, it was proposed to carry out a survey in the region on the degree of coordination between the actors of the port and those of the city, called “CITIES AND PORTS DURING COVID-19 IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN”. The survey starts from the hypothesis according to which the degree of coordination between actors is an indicator of the existence and / or quality of a port-city governance, understanding the latter as a process in which actors with different logics and interests they coordinate around a goal that they collectively build (P. Le Galés, 2004 ).
Its dissemination to the ports of the region was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Inter-American Committee on Ports, particularly that of the head of the Secretariat, Mr. Jorge Durán, and his team of professionals, whom I take the opportunity to thank for their great disposition. and efficiency.
The survey was sent to the members of the Inter-American Committee on Ports by email from the CIP-OAS in Spanish, English, and French according to the recipients' countries of origin (see Annexes for the texts of the emails).
This report summarizes the results obtained. The report is structured in three successive parts: (i) Methodology used; (ii) Results and (iii) Annexes.
The results of the survey will be sent in a webinar organized jointly by the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Diploma "Planning, Management and Governance of Port Cities, of the University of Santiago From Chile.
 Patrick Le Galés: Gouverner par les instruments, Paris : Presses de Sciences-po. 2004