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By Mike Jarrett

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – which has already seen more than 30% of the 2.5 million deaths reported worldwide occurring in the Americas – the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) has reinvented itself.

Tasked with proposing and creating systems, programmes and relationships that foster and advance economic growth, efficiency and dependability in the port sector of the Americas, the CIP has shown resilience and tenacity in delivering its full slate of programmes for regional development.

in post-pandemic Caribbean

By Colin P. Young

The international maritime regulatory framework has allowed international shipping to keep trade flowing within regions and between continents, despite the tremendous challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this, we thank the more than one million seafarers. Their dedication and professionalism have earned our admiration and gratitude.

Seafarers have been the unsung heroes of this pandemic. The world relies on them to transport more than 80% of global trade (volume), including necessities of food, medical supplies, fuels and raw materials, as well as manufactured goods. It is mainly for this reason that the World Maritime theme for 2021 is Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future.

By Jan Sierhuis

COVID-19 is not the world’s first pandemic and certainly not the deadliest. It is, however, the most widespread and disruptive the world has ever seen. The reason is simple: a global economy is a great battlefield for pandemics. According to the 2020 UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport, COVID-19 will have a lasting effect on world trade patterns and supply chains. The Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) notes that the Caribbean is hard hit, given its dependence on overseas tourism and maritime trade. Portside Caribbean investigates the human and economic impact of this pandemic on Caribbean ports and the shipping industry and the lasting impact on the regional maritime trade and tourism systems.

Portside Caribbean 1-866-985-9780

Mission Statement

To foster operational and financial efficiency and to enhance the level of service to the mutual benefit of
Caribbean Ports and their stakeholders, through the sharing of experience, training, information and ideas.