International Partnerships


Inter-American Committee on Ports (OAS)

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States division for the Inter-American Committee on Ports and the U.S. Section, International Navigation Association (PIANC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to encourage collaboration in the fields of navigation and port sector development. This MOU provides a framework for cooperation on issues relating to technology, training and information exchange that can lead to increased port efficiency. IWR acts as an agent for U.S. Section, PIANC in implementing portions of this MOU.

About the Memorandum of Understanding

Signed: December 7, 2005

Signing Parties:

  • Carlos M. Gallegos, Chief (DCIP)
  • John Paul Woodley, Jr., Chairman (U.S. Section PIANC)

Purpose: This partnership aims to encourage the exchange of information and technical and practical experience that can help achieve a sustainable navigation system for the Americas.

Terms: The Parties intend to collaborate in the following fields:

  • International Collaboration
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Training
  • Events
  • Exchange of View and Information
About Inter-American Committee on Ports

The Inter-American Committee on Ports focuses on ports development of the Americas.

About Organization of American States

The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world.

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