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Ports : IAPH welcomes new member from Trinidad and Tobago

International Association of Ports and Harbors says it has welcomed a new member from Trinidad and Tobago.

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The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago established in 1961 administers the Port of Spain that has been the gateway to the capital of the Twin Islands of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Port of Spain is ideally positioned to the major sea lanes between the Americas, the islands of the Caribbean, and the trading links between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans via the Panama Canal.

The services of the Authority are carried out by the 4 separate units, namely the Governing Unit, the Landlord Unit, the Cargo Handling Unit, and the Inter-Island Ferry Service.

History/NGO Consultative Status


OLosAngeles1955-200n November 7th, 1955, some 100 delegates from 38 ports and maritime organizations in 14 countries gathered in Los Angeles to announce the creation of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). It marked its 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) in 2005.
Over the past six decades, IAPH has steadily developed into a global alliance of ports, representing today some 180 ports and some 140 port-related businesses in 90 countries. The member ports together handle well over 60% of the world’s sea-borne trade and nearly 80% of the world’s container traffic. It is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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