Each year, the Secretariat of Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Latin American Delegation of AAPA recognize ports and terminals in the Americas for their outstanding operations and contributions to the economic and social prosperity of their respective countries. After an exceptionally competitive process, including 22 applications from a record-breaking 11 countries throughout the Western Hemisphere, the winners of the 2023 AAPA-CIP Port Industry Award of Excellence are:
Technology and Innovation – Barbados Port Inc. is recognized for integrating technology and innovative processes into their operations to boost efficiency, increasing competitiveness, and improving the quality of their services.
Port Infrastructure Development– DP World Dominicana is recognized for expanding their physical port infrastructure with concrete and measurable positive (local) economic impacts.
Public-Private Alliances – Santos Port Authority, Brazil, is recognized for promoting public-private strategic alliances with stakeholders from different entities or sectors for sustainable and efficient port development.
Awardees will be honored during the XXXI AAPA LATAM Convention of Ports taking place in Barranquilla, Colombia, December 4-6.