Curaçao port companies at AAPA LATAM Convention of Ports 2023
Published on December 12, 2023
Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA), in collaboration with industry stakeholders, participated in the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Latin American (LATAM) Convention of Ports 2023 in Barranquilla, Colombia.
This event organized by AAPA, facilitated constructive engagement with peers in the maritime industry.
Representatives from CPA, including CEO, Mr. Humberto de Castro whom is also Vice-President of AAPA LATAM, and key stakeholders such as the Curaçao Towage company (KTK), the Mining company Curaçao (Mijnmaatschappij), the Refinery of Curaçao (RDK), the Curaçao Economic Zones and Industrial Park (Curinde), the Curaçao Oil (Curoil), the Curaçao Maritime Association (CMAR), and Armada Port Agency, shared a booth at the conference and actively participated in various general sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities. The participation aimed to contribute to a shared dialogue on current industry trends and collaborative strategies. Both sister Islands Bonaire and Aruba were present at the conference highlighting the joint strengths of the ABC islands where applicable.
The AAPA is the unified voice of the seaport industry in the Americas, representing more than 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. CPA has maintained active membership in AAPA since 1999.
This year the port community made a notable presence by showcasing a booth in the exhibit hall. The booth, shared with aforementioned port stakeholders, as well as the Curaçao Tourism Board (CTB), Curaçao Investment & Export Promotion Agency (CINEX) and Maduro Shipping, served as a podium to display their company logos and promotional materials.