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


Welcome to the Scholarship and Training Program of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP)!

Committed to the development of a competitive, sustainable, inclusive and secure port and maritime sector in the Americas through strengthening human capacities in institutions, the CIP Secretariat offers the possibility of obtaining scholarships for certified professional development courses including topics such as:

  • Container terminals;
  • Dredging;
  • Foreign Trade;
  • Intermodal transportation;
  • Legislation and Port Concessions
  • Port competitiveness and logistics;
  • Port digitalization and modernization;
  • Port operations and management;
  • Port security and safety;
  • Port technology and operations;
  • Sustainable port operations and environmental protection;
  • Women in port management; among others.

The Secretariat partners with key leaders in the industry to develop specialized and state of the art programs that provide participants with an international perspective on real life challenges and strategic actions to promote efficient, sustainable, secure and inclusive port operations.

Thanks to the support of the National Port Authority (APN) of Peru and the General Administration of Ports (AGP) of Argentina, and by invitation only, the National Port Authorities of the CIP’s 35 Member Countries have access to on-line courses on priority topics. The courses are designed for public port officers and are graciously offered on the APN’s and AGP's virtual campuses.

Using the most advanced methodologies and techniques, including field trips and online platforms, the courses and seminars offer participants the opportunity to exchange best practices with top port officials and achieve an effective knowledge transfer.

We welcome CIP Members, Associate Members, and Strategic Partners to apply to the scholarships and participate in the courses and seminars available.