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

Improved Disaster Risk Management for Ports in the Caribbean

The Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) with financial contributions from the Governments of Italy and the United States and the institutional support from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), CIP National Port Authorities, HudsonAnalytix, National Port Authority of Peru (APN), Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC), T&T Salvage, and the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is implementing the project Improved Disaster Risk Management for Ports in the Caribbean to strengthen institutional disaster risk management capabilities in Port and Maritime Authorities in the Caribbean and reduce the impact of natural and anthropogenic disasters on port operations.

Implemented in four phases (capabilities assessment; plan development; training workshops; drills and exercises), one of the key outputs of this initiative is the Model Emergency Operations Plan (MEOP) for Caribbean Ports. The Plan, led by the CIP Secretariat and prepared by a team of experts from HudsonTrident in consultation with CDEMA, CSA, PMAC, the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) Risk Management Division, and USCG, lays a comprehensive foundation for an EOP that may be adapted based on a Port’s individual characteristics and/or disaster risk management requirements.

For more information, please view the documents below and/or contact Mona Swoboda, S/CIP Program Manager at

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Important Documents