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docking service to the release of goods," Capt. Neervoort Suárez said. The port is also undertaking a two-phase, privately and publicly funded, $3.7 billion expansion. With addressing congestion issues and increasing capacity and productivity as goals of the project, roadway and doubletrack rail bypasses will connect the port directly with existing highways and Ferrosur/ KC Southern lines and eliminate crossings. While the Port of Veracruz is partially benefiting from the financial support of the current Mexican government, insufficient public investment in connectivity infrastructure, like many U.S. ports, remains one of the main barriers many other Latin American ports must overcome in order to further improve port productivity. "Improving road and rail access to the port is one of the keys to growth at Bahía Blanca. In Argentina, we've seen a lack of significant investment in infrastructure for the past few years, and it's time to reverse this productive reality," Moran said. "Therefore we're working with national, provincial and municipal governments to development the connectivity that can decrease economic distance between centers of production. We believe that this a key to success not only for the bulk sector but also for the port as a whole. We've challenged ourselves to provide better predictability and lower costs that will in turn increase our competitiveness," he asserted. Camilo George expressed optimism at the potential for further growth in the face of challenges. "In our country we have a major challenge, and it's that overland transport is quite costly. Santa Marta has a great opportunity in that it is the only port city that can be connected with the interior through rail by having an existing line that is not being utilized due to various circumstances. There is a project to reactivate the rail line, which would decrease multimodal transport logistics costs by 20 percent. So that is why we are pushing for better ways to connect with center of the country through projects like recovering rail capabilities and the navigability of the Magdalena River, which without a doubt will catapult Colombia's competitiveness," he said. Despite these hurdles, these Latin American ports have found a formula for success for their non-containerized cargoes through investment in technology and infrastructure. Their proactive approach to increasing productivity is generating results. ● "The most important factors that will affect our productivity are rooted in improving logistics, related infrastructure and warehousing capacity, always within a hopeful context of growing volumes and markets." -Valentín Moran, Port of Bahía Blanca YOUR NEW CRANES HAVE ARRIVED. WHAT'S NEXT? CRANE SERVICES GLOBAL SCOPE. LOCAL CONNECTIONS. You've just made a big investment in the future of your port. It's good to know that there is a dedicated team of experts waiting to support them. The specialists at ZPMC Crane Services have been working in American markets for decades, with established relationships on the East and West Coasts, the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. We support both ZPMC equipment and installed equipment built by other manufacturers. Our mission is simple: complete customer satisfaction. So what's next is a bright future for you and your customers. ZPMC CRANE SERVICES * 410 RT 34 * SUITE 220 * COLTS NECK, NJ 07722 * 732-677-2990 * WWW.ZPMC.COM 48827845_ZPMC.indd AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE 1 24/08/16 9:46 pm http://www.zpmc.us/ http://WWW.ZPMC.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements
The Future of Automation
Port Cooperation: In the Name of Productivity
Strategy at Seaports Is Key to Handling Capacity Challenges
Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
Latin America’s Proactive Approach
Cruise Port Productivity — Upgrading Infrastructure for a Growing Industry
Modernizing America’s Ports for the Next Generation
Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
Working Together for Seamless Experiences
Optimizing Systems for Profitability
New Orleans Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - From the President’s Desk
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Working Together for Seamless Experiences
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Optimizing Systems for Profitability
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