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1 Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) FAST FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE OF MARITIME Port Reception Facilities in the Caribbean: Problems and Possible Solutions FEBRUARY 18, 2015 HOUSTON, TEXAS The Houstonian Hotel Jorge Durán Chief of the Secretariat Inter-American Committee on Ports

2 The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) 1.Antigua and Barbuda 2.Argentina 3.Bahamas 4.Barbados 5.Belize 6.Bolivia 7.Brazil 8.Canada 9.Chile 10.Colombia 11.Costa Rica 12.Cuba 13.Dominica 14.Ecuador 15.El Salvador 16.Grenada 17.Guatemala 18.Guyana 19.Haiti 20.Honduras 21.Jamaica 22.Mexico 23.Nicaragua 24.Panama 25.Paraguay 26.Peru 27.Dominicana Republic 28.St. Kitts and Nevis 29.St. Vincent and the Grenadines 30.St. Lucia 31.Suriname 32.Trinidad and Tobago 33.United States 34.Uruguay 35.Venezuela

3 The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) CIP works towards a more competitive, strong and sustainable port sector in the Americas. 1.Permanent Inter-American governmental forum at the highest level. 2.Promotes development and hemispheric cooperation in the port sector 3.Active cooperation and collaboration of the private sector

4 1.Strengthen Inter- American Port dialogue. 2.Capacity Building to promote and improve technical and managerial skills of port officials. 3.Technical Assistance, Regional Cooperation and Associate members. 4.Dissemination and promotion of the Ports of the Americas and the CIP. A.Logistics, Innovation and Competitiveness (Mexico) B.Sustainable Port Management and Environmental Protection (Venezuela) C.Port Protection and Safety (United States) D.Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation (Uruguay) E.Tourism, Inland Ports and Waterways, Service to Ships and Navigation Control (Argentina) F.Corporate Social Responsibility and Women in Ports (Panama) CIP: Specific Objectives and Priority Areas Objectives of the CIP SecretariatThematic Priority Areas

5 Sustainable Management and Environmental Protection Producing a Pilot Plan for the implementation of Annex V of the MARPOL Convention. a) Procedures conducted for the reception of ship-generated waste b) Availability of reception facilities c) Final destination or treatment in the ports’ hinterland Also gathers information on Environmental Profiles and Contingency Plans for Ports throughout the hemisphere.

6 The Importance and Impact of Cruise Ship Tourism: Key Facts Increased Capacity US$ 39.6 billion Global Cruise Market in 2015= US$ 39.6 billion (Generated by higher prices and capacity) Passengers in 2015 Passengers in 2019 Source: Cruise Market Watch 292 vessels 453,211 Passengers vessels 486,385 Passengers (7.5% increase) OriginPercentage North America67.3% Rest of the World 2.9% Europe29.8% OriginPercentage North America55.8% Rest of the World19.1% Europe25.1%

7 The Importance and Impact of Cruise Ship Tourism: Key Facts economic activity waste increases ( involving garbage, untreated sewage, and air pollution from vessels ) A study sponsored by the USCG estimated the quantities of waste produced by ships is comparable to the amount of municipal waste produced at port cities in the region. Tourism growth in the Caribbean Increased contamination to marine and terrestrial environments.

8 MARPOL Annex V –Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) Why can’t Cruise Ships leave waste ashore? Regional Challenge No $$ or Market Demand for Waste/ Recycling Inadequate Collection and Disposal Methods Inadequate National Waste Management Plans Limited resources for Waste facilities in Small States

9 Areas of Synergy CIP and IMO - MARPOL 1) Increase Transparency 3) Promote ISO Standards 2) Capacity- Building OAS/CIP Cooperation Agreement with IMO ISO Part I &II U.S. Coast Guard Certification of Adequacy (COA) Program Promote technical exchanges and reporting of alleged inadequacies through IMO databases and procedures U.S. Coast Guard Study recommends creating a Regional Collection System to assist small island ports handle ship-generated waste. Establish common certification procedures

10 A Green and Modernized Port Reception Facility (PRF) shared by ports/terminals to manage ship generated waste, and cargo residues in the Americas Common focus on: (1) Administrative and legal matters (2) Technology Exchanges (3) Infrastructure and support services A model PRF may serve as a successful practice promoting the exchange of experiences and strengthening hemispheric cooperation. (1)Authorized vendors can directly remove recycling and incinerated waste from ships to dispose of them at approved shore side facilities. (2)Landed waste should be segregated by destination: landfills, incineration, or recycling centers CIP-US Coast Guard Proposal: ‘Green’ Port Facilities

11 Categories and Winning Entries: 1. Award for Environmental Waste Management: (a) Commercial Shipping (b) Cruise Lines (c) Ports: (i) Waste Management (ii) Environmental Protection 2. Award for Sustainable Tourism Port Destination 3. Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in Ports Maritime Award of the Americas Maritime Award of the Americas, 2nd Edition, November 2015

12 Closer Cooperation with the Associate Members “Port Incentive Programs” “Save our Seas Initiative” “Port Reception Technology” GUÍA DEL EDUCADOR SOBRE DESECHOS MARINOS

13 Jorge Duran Chief of the Secretariat Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) Thank you! Inter-American Committee on Ports


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