Meet the companies and port authorities that have already confirmed their support to the 107th AAPA Annual Convention, Valparaiso 2018:


Ag Growth International (AGI) is a leading manufacturer of grain handling, conditioning and storage equipment. Our growth is driven by robust global agricultural fundamentals and our brands are amongst the most recognized in global agriculture in both Commercial and Farm sectors. We believe that strong relationships and quality products are the cornerstones to success – this philosophy guides our work with farmers, grain trader processors and port facilities. Our product catalog includes augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment, grain drying systems, and fertilizer handling and storage systems. AGI has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Brazil and Italy and distributes its products globally.

Website: http://www.aggrowth.com/


ArcelorMittal is the largest steel company in the world, with sales of 130 million tons of steel per year. With 490.000 employees in more than 60 countries we are leaders in technology, innovations and solutions. It is also the largest manufacturer of hot rolled sheet piling, through its subsidiary ArcelorMittal Projects.
Our Foundation division purpose is to provide complete solutions on steel foundations to its customers around the world. We seek to respond to the needs of steel supply of complex civil engineering projects (eg. Ports) and has established a wide network of storage sites, manufacturing facilities, production and sales agencies worldwide.

Website: http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/


BEDESCHI product range covers a wide variety of equipment for Heavy Clay Industry, Bulk Materials Handling, Marine Logistics and Mining. Its services range from feasibility studies and basic engineering to complete green field, turnkey installations.
All design activities are performed in house in BEDESCHI technical centers in Italy and United States, while all manufacturing is carried out in the Company state-of-art workshop in Italy.

Website: http://www.bedeschi.it/


Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global maritime services company operating in the dredging and inland infra, and offshore energy sectors. Through SMIT we are active in towage and salvage. We deliver innovative one-stop solutions to major maritime challenges. Boskalis is active in projects in the energy and ports markets.

Website: http://www.boskalis.com/


Empresa Portuaria Arica (EPA) is an autonomous State-owned company that started its activities on April 30th, 1998 in accordance with Law No. 19.542 of Modernization of the State Port Sector, which main objective is to promote competition in the sector, to decentralize the Chilean Ports Company and to open the state-owned ports to the private sector.
The object of Empresa Portuaria Arica is the administration, exploitation, development and conservation of the Port of Arica, as well as of the assets that it possesses, including activities related to the port sector.

Website: www.puertoarica.cl


Firefly AB is the world’s leading supplier of spark detection, fire and dust explosion protection systems for Ports. Our solutions allow a fast detection and suppression of the fire, which minimizes damage and allow a quick return to the normal operations, as well as safeguarding people and investments. Among our clients there are several ports and intermodal terminals that handle pellets, sugar, fertilizers, grains and minerals.

Website: http://www.firefly.se/


FORCE Technology is a leading technological consultancy company. We offer consultancy and services within energy, oil and gas, the maritime sector, manufacturing, the service sector and infrastructure.
What makes our services unique is that they are supported by a range of technologies and facilities, as well as by education and training. This enables us not just to advise on particular problems, but to find solutions to those problems for our customers.

Website: https://forcetechnology.com/en


Since 1930, the Lindley Group is dedicated to the engineering, manufacturing, supply and installation of port and industrial equipment. The holding is composed by four companies, each of them expert in its field: Ahlers Lindley, a manufacturer of solutions for marinas and sport ports; Almarin, a company specialized in maritime signaling; Almovi, which distributes and provides technical service to cargo lifting machinery for industries and ports and Salt Technologies, a maritime engineering company dedicated to the design of floating structures and moorings through new technologies.

Website: www.grupolindley.com


Thanks to its skilled employees and the world’s most modern fleet, Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in dredging and marine construction activities, as well as in specialized services for the offshore industry of oil, gas and renewable energy

Website: http://www.jandenul.com/en


PortMiami is Miami-Dade County's second most important economic engine, contributing $41.4 billion annually to the local economy and supporting more than 324,352 jobs in South Florida. It is recognized as the Global Gateway. Miami's unique geographic position makes the Port easily accessible to Caribbean and Latin American markets, as well as those of Asia and Europe by way of the Panama Canal.
PortMiami is also known worldwide as the Cruise Capital of the World, welcoming more cruise passengers to its terminals than any other port in the world.

Website: http://www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/


Port Corpus Christi sits on the Texas Gulf Coast, 150 miles north of Mexico. The warm, dry climate of South Texas and the Port’s burgeoning infrastructure provide year-round operations, making it an ideal location for cost-effectiveness and greater productivity. The port has laydown yards conveniently located near highway and rail access, perfect for heavy lift and project cargo. The port also provides a 45' deep ship channel; dockside rail; three class 1 rail carriers; a knowledgeable labor force; heavy lift capabilities; open, covered and dockside storage and fabrication sites; and state-of-the-art security and safety operations.

Website: http://www.portofcc.com/


Royal IHC is a reliable supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets.
We have a history of providing reliable solutions for the most difficult maritime challenges from sea level to ocean floor and sustainable life-cycle support from sites and offices on every continent.

Website: www.royalihc.com


Having started its activity in 1921, Teixeira Duarte is now leading one of the largest Portuguese Economic Groups.
Based on its structuring values: Ability, Efficiency, Pledge, Truth, Commitment, Reliability and Respect, Teixeira Duarte continues performing its mission: Execute, contributing towards the construction of a better world.
Teixeira Duarte Group currently has about 10,000 employees operating in 18 countries on four continents and doing business in six different sectors such as Construction, Concessions and Services, Real Estate, Hospitality, Distribution and Automobile.
Today, Teixeira Duarte takes responsibility for the image created by a company with great value and pioneer in the building, where their teams and structures are interconnected to one end result of recognized ability in design, innovation, building and managing large projects and ventures.
Execute, contributing towards the construction of a better world.

Website: www.teixeiraduarte.pt


Tideland Signal’s (Tideland) vision of growth is achieved by focusing on our mission to deliver innovative aids to marine navigation (AtoN) solutions, products and services, and support our customers with comprehensive technical assistance and after sales care.
We continually utilise new technologies to enhance the performance of traditional AtoN products, while bridging the link in conceiving, developing and manufacturing digital aids to navigation. Our more than 60 years of innovation and proven reliability, with the support of our global network of offices and partners, gives Tideland the advantage to maintain our number one position in customer satisfaction.

Website: www.tidelandsignal.com/


The Port of Rosario was transferred to the Province of Santa Fe within the framework of the port regulation that started on the 90’s, expressed particularly through the Law 24.093. Prior to that, it was part of the state-owned ports network that were administrated by the National Government through the General Administration of Ports – a state organization that was in charge of the commercial exploitation of the national ports. The Province delegated the port administration to a non-state public entity, the ENTE ADMINISTRADOR PUERTO ROSARIO (EN.A.P.RO), which function is to administrate and operate the port, keeping its commercial destination, the specific port activity and its public use. It is a genuine example of autonomous port, including the representation of all the sectors involved in the port operation and those that represent the economic and productive interest of the region in its Board of Directors.

Website: www.enapro.com.ar

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Dredging International is one of the primary operating companies of the DEME Group and is highly respected worldwide. With almost 175 years of experience and a versatile and extensive fleet, Dredging International and Baggerwerken Decloedt are the dredging specialists in the Group.
Working on every continent, the company is specialised in the construction and development of harbours, artificial islands, estuarial dams, canals and inland waterways, dyke construction and reinforcement, beach replenishment and coastal protection, supply of dredged aggregates and salvage activities.

Website: www.deme-group.com


As the nation’s leading gateway for trade with Latin America and located in southern Florida, Port Everglades handles approximately 15% of all Latin American trade in the United States and 36.5% of Florida’s total trade with South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Port Everglades also leads the United States in both exports and imports with Latin America.

Website: www.porteverglades.net


South Point Engineering is specialized in Bulk Material Handling Solutions in Port Terminals for Latin America. We sell premium machinery and components for the efficient and clean loading and unloading operations of dry bulk materials, working with Cleveland Cascades, Telestack, Siwertell & Hosch. We complete the range of products with Harbour Equipment; docking aid systems for ships/barges, and aid to navigation systems, with Prosertek & Tideland Signal.

Website: www.southpointengineering.com/home/


Having emerged in the Maritime & Port field, at Aplia we offer professional and customized solutions to our sector and we seek the generation of synergies with strategic collaborators through transparent and flexible agreements.
Due to our knowledge and experience, in Aplia we have generated collaborations that allow us to distribute innovative and top quality products with which we complement the provision of our own services.
At Aplia we have a great experience and knowledge of the Spanish-speaking market with a special interest in the Caribbean and Central America area.

Website: www.aplia.es


Nanjing Deers Industrial Co., Ltd mainly supply dredging hose/pipeline, marine rubber fender system and other marine products. Also offer OEM for international brands. We have strict quality and production management system. Professional R&D team and sales teams serve every customer.

Website: www.chinarubberfender.com


North River Boats, an employee owned company located in Roseburg, Oregon USA, is one of the largest heavy-gauge aluminum boat manufacturers in the United States. Specializing in building aluminum boats ranging in size from 6 meters up to 18 meters in length, North River Boats has a diversified customer list which includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Trinidad Pilots Association, dozens of commercial customers, and dozens of state, county and city municipalities. Our vast commercial product portfolio consists of models such as: Valor, Liberty, Force Protection Large, SFAC Large, Sounder, R.A.I.V., Pilot, Fire, Crew Transport, Seahawk Patrol, Cathedral, Landing Craft, and much more. Visit our website at www.northriverboats.com to see how we can customize your new boat to your exacting needs.

Website: www.northriverboats.com


MetOcean Solutions is a science-based consultancy providing specialist numerical modelling and analytical services in operational oceanography. From extensive research on long wave surges to producing port-scale marine forecasts, MetOcean Solutions has developed innovative tools to assist port operators, pilots, tug boat masters and marine managers with making informed decisions. Our solutions are designed to increase safety and efficiency of marine operations in ports and harbours. Through our web portal, MetOceanView, we provide a robust platform to access, monitor and manipulate weather information at a high resolution domain for port operations customised for each location. MetOcean Solutions is a subsidiary of the National Meteorological Service of New Zealand and is represented in Chile by the local firm Bentos, specialist in marine services.

Website: www.metocean.co.nz


Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies and government agencies including airports, ports and associated authorities. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide. Clients choose Yardi for the quality of our products, the people behind those products, and the stability of a seasoned company. They stay with us because we continue to evolve and develop products to keep up with their needs and the ever-changing technology landscape. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit yardi.com.

Website: www.yardi.com


WEQUIPS has more than 6 years experience in the Latin American market offering a wide variety of solutions, materials, tools and equipment for construction projects. Our main mission is to help our clients with the best technologies of the world, guaranteeing efficiency and performance in the development of your projects. We are conveniently located in Panama City (Panama); Bogotá (Colombia) and soon in Lima (Peru), achieving a closer and better service to our clients in Central and South America.
Wequips has 5 applications oriented to different fields of action:

1) Manufacture and driving of piles by impact or vibration and sheet piles.
2) Drilling, grouting, bentonite and concrete.
3) Demolition, milling and recycling.
4) Pumping, dredging, drainage, recovery of oil spills and pipe installation.
5) Geotechnical research, water monitoring and data recording.

Website: www.wequips.com


Siwertell is a world-leading supplier of dry bulk handling equipment and solutions, such as ship unloaders (stationary, road-mobile and port-mobile), ship loaders, mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems as well as bulk terminal solutions. All Siwertell systems are designed to ensure environment-friendly, efficient dry bulk handling operations, and virtually any dry bulk material can be handled.

Website: www.siwertell.com


Telestack specialise in the complete design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of mobile Bulk Material Handling Systems. Telestack have a global proven record in a range of applications including quarry and mining industries, ports & inland terminals, stockyard management, power stations, rail yards, steel mills, cement kilns and many other bulk material handling industries.

Website: www.telestack.com


BOLIPUERTOS aims to optimize the operability of the Ports for the maritime-port trade at a national and international level, with a highly qualified staff and sustained development that contributes to the economic strengthening of the Venezuelan people.
It also seeks to project Venezuela nationally and internationally in the port trade, for its quality, efficiency and technological progress, strengthening the sovereignty and economic development of the country.

Website: www.bolipuertos.gob.ve


OMC International is the world leader in under-keel clearance, and the provider of Dynamic Under-Keel Clearance (DUKC®) systems. Ports that use DUKC® increase vessel drafts and sailing windows, reduce dredging, and achieve the highest international standards of safety. Over 150,000 deep draft vessels have sailed with DUKC® without incident, directly returning over US$25 billion in additional revenue for those ports with DUKC® systems

Website: www.omcinternational.com/


Moffatt & Nichol is a leading U.S.-based global infrastructure advisor specializing in the planning and design of facilities that shape our coastlines, harbors and rivers as well as an innovator in the transportation complexities associated with the movement of freight. From offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim, the firm serves clients in the following key service sectors – marine terminals; coasts, water and the environment; waterfronts and marinas; transportation; inspection and rehabilitation; and energy.

Website: www.moffattnichol.com


Metal Shark Boats is a leading designer and builder of vessels up to 250’ length, renowned for its crew-friendly designs, superb quality, and cost-effective boat construction. An engineering-centric, customer-focused industry leader offering a full portfolio of globally proven hull designs, Metal Shark supports port operators and pilot associations with a complete line of custom-configurable pilot boats, port safety and port security vessels, and durable workboats for harbor maintenance, each of which may be specially tailored to meet the specific needs of the customer. With over 1,000 vessels now in service worldwide, Metal Shark is the smart, safe, and modern choice for the complete spectrum of port operations requirements.

Website: www.metalsharkboats.com


Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. We value open communication with our clients and stakeholders. Our company culture is one of entrepreneurship and engaged employees. We think and act with responsibility and focus on the long term.
As a global maritime contractor, Van Oord focusses on dredging, oil & gas infrastructure and offshore wind. We work safe and closely with our clients and stakeholders to create innovative and sustainable solutions.

Website: www.vanoord.com


Talasonómica SA, is an independant consulting firm, specialised in the fields of economics, finance, strategic marketing and trade intelligence for the infrastructure, transport and logistics chain industries, based in Panama City.
We assist our customers in making strategic decisions based on sustainable plans, management, business and investment models, balancing their economic, social and environmental priorities, in accordance with the demands of a constantly growing and changing world.
We work according to the highest professional standards, and deliver our results on a timely and efficient basis, committed to act with integrity and loyalty at all times.
We specialise in the geographic scope of the Americas and the Caribbean, where we have developed our professional activities.
We are part of the IDB’s -Inter-American Development Bank- ConnectAmericas system, an enterprise social network for the Americas dedicated to the promotion of foreign trade and international investment, and we have an Alliance with the Multimodal Consulting Firm of Bogotá (Colombia), specialised in management and maritime and port operations.

Website: connectamericas.com/es/company/talasonomica-sa


Founded in 1964, as Industrial Rubber Moulders (IRM) manufactures rubber and allied products for engineering and mining industry. After five decades of consistent growth, IRM Offshore and Marine Engineers Private Limited is the flagship company of the IRM Group. IRM offers more than 2,000 specialty rubber engineering products and various services for the ship building industry, maritime infrastructure, offshore oil drilling platforms & naval establishments. IRM also offers a wide range of fenders which cater to the berthing requirements of small tug-boats as well as Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCCs) used in today's maritime industry.
Moreover, IRM is a pioneer in manufacturing critical platform protection systems and offshore installation equipment and systems like diaphragm closures, grout seal, grout packers, pile grippers, pile closures, platform protection systems, barge bumpers, shock cells & leg matting units for float overs.
IRM Offshore and Marine Engineers hold a valid MCC (Manufacturing Capability Certificate) and IMS (ISO 9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007) certification “BUREAU VERITAS” which certifies our capacity, capability and all necessary infrastructures to design, manufacture and testing.
With our global Headquarters & Manufacturing plant in Ahmedabad – India, IRM also operates a technical sales, service support center and a stockyard in The Netherlands - as 'IRM Europe BV', to provide better customer services in the European continent. IRM also has a network of 30 sales partners across the globe and supply references covering more than 70 countries.

Website: http://www.irmome.com/


PRDW are an international group of consulting engineers practising exclusively in the specialist areas of port and coastal engineering. With offices in Santiago (Chile), Cape Town (South Africa), Perth (Australia), Seattle (USA) and Vitoria (Brazil) offers the full range of consulting engineering services from investigations, planning and feasibility studies to basic and detailed design, tender documents, supervision of construction and post construction monitoring. PRDW provides a team of civil, coastal, hydraulic, structural and geotechnical engineers with specialist expertise for a wide range of marine structures; mechanical engineers skilled in materials handling; engineers and scientists versed in oceanography, wave conditions, coastal processes, physical and mathematical modelling; a master mariner providing skills relevant to navigation and port planning studies; and quantity surveyors experienced in contracts, specifications and cost estimates. The successful joint work carried out by this group has led the firm to be at the forefront in the development of port and coastal projects at an international level.

Website: www.prdw.com


As the industry's largest port consultancy in the world, Jacobs provides our clients with value‐added consulting, planning, and engineering services. We have developed long-term, trusted relationships with clients around the globe for work in the containerized, bulk, general cargo, oil and gas, and cruise industries, as well as for port authorities, governments, and some of the world’s leading naval forces. We have more than 500 in-house port and maritime professionals based in service centers around the world. With our ports legacy spanning back 150 years, Jacobs has been at the cusp of maritime and coastal engineering, developing specialized solutions that advance business, stakeholder and community goals. We are committed to using our global knowledge and experience to provide our clients with local solutions.

Website: www.jacobs.com


The Port of Long Beach is one of America’s premier seaports and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship.

Website: www.polb.com


Mobilis is a French manufacturer of aids to navigation equipment since 1990.
With the use of the latest materials available, buoys are lighter, and offer better stability and consequently safer for maintenance operations, also reducing maintenance frequency.
Our priority has always been the quality, certified ISO 9001 by LRQA.
We are specialized in the design of mooring system for a variety of buoys without limitations of sea conditions or depths Optimising performance.

Website: mobilis-sa.com


Siport21 is a maritime and port engineering consultancy company focused on ship manoeuvring and ship behaviour, using advanced methods and simulation tools. The company owns a Simulation Centre where it carries out technical studies and Training Programmes. Siport21 has developed more than 900 technical studies spread out over almost all the Spanish coast and they have worked in 47 other countries. The working methodology is based on technical specialization, flexibility, adaptation to the needs of each project, fluent communication with the client and high quality in results.

Website: es.siport21.com


GEOCOM is a company focused on technology and innovation, forming part of the country's major development projects and pioneers in incorporating innovative geospatial technologies into the country. We are constantly making the technology transfer that companies demand today to solve geospatial problems with precision.
We work with different areas such as mining, construction, engineering, forestry, civil, marine and port works and infrastructure, involving governmental, private and academic entities whitin this process.

Website: www.geocom.cl


PTP Group is a holding company of Argentine capital with more than 15 years of experience, specialized in the operation of port terminals and the provision of integral logistic services in South America, mainly in Argentina.
Relying on a constant investment policy and the development of the different business units, it has consolidated its presence along the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway (HPP), serving its clients from Km 0 of the HPP with its terminal located in Nueva Palmira, Uruguay, to Km 1500 of the HPP with its terminal located in Villeta, Paraguay; with three additional terminals located in Argentina (Ramallo and Lima in the province of Buenos Aires, and Villa Constitución in the province of Santa Fe).
PTP Group seeks to promote a constant modernization of port services to promote more competitive rates and generate jobs in the localities where it operates; contributing to the economic development of the countries of the region.

Website: www.ptpgroup.com.ar


The Consorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Bahía Blanca is the main deep-water port of the Argentine Republic with 45 feet depth, which underpins the country’s competitiveness in the world.

Website: puertobahiablanca.com


The Port of Brownsville is the only deepwater seaport directly on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the largest land-owning public port authority in the nation with 40,000 acres of land. The port transships more steel into Mexico than any other U.S. port.
In 2017, the Port of Brownsville moved 10.6 million tons of cargo. The port’s Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 is currently ranked second in the nation for the value of exports, reporting more than $2.8 billion in exported goods in 2016. FTZ No. 62 has consistently ranked in the top three nationally since 2012, and this marks the second time in two years that it achieved the nation’s number two ranking.

Website: www.portofbrownsville.com


Infrastructure access solutions for seaport applications - from EJ - the leader in design, manufacture and distribution for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks worldwide. Products include manhole/handhole access hatches, drainage / trench grates, and shore power vaults. Application-engineered products available in materials such as iron, steel, aluminum or composite. Founded in 1883, the Michigan-based (United States) family-owned company is celebrating its 135th anniversary.

Website: www.ejco.com


Datasur is an information company of foreign trade and market studies, that has the most detailed and updated databases of the different American Customs. The information is extracted from the declarations of entry and exit of goods or Cargo Manifiestos , depending on the availability of information within the country. The information is accessible online (www.datasur.com), as a database or report prepared according to the client's requirements.

Website: www.datasur.com


China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC) is engaged in investment, design and construction of highways, water ways, railways, airports, etc. It is the largest port designer and constructor, leading highway and bridge designer and constructor, top dredging enterprise, the largest container crane manufacturer in the world and the largest international project contractor and designer in Asia. CCCC Dredging (Group) Co., Ltd. (CDC) is a specialized sub-group of China Communication Construction Company Ltd. CDC offers a wide range of businesses comprising: dredging & land reclamation businesses, pre & post-dredging services, eco-environmental protection investment business and maritime engineering services.

Website: en.ccccltd.cn

Taylor Machine Works International

Taylor Machine Works International has been leading the materials handling industry for over 90 years by maintaining a commitment to provide the most rugged, dependable, and serviceable machines on the market by bringing a focus of faith, vision, and work ethic to the world’s users of heavy-duty lift equipment.
Taylor Machine Works offers a complete line of material handling equipment designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA – ranging from 16,000 to 120,000 lb capacities, which includes Forklifts, Empty and Laden Mast Container Handlers, Reach Stackers, and the most advanced pedestrian safety system - Vision Plus™. Stop by our booth to learn more.

Website: www.taylormachineworks.com


TATTERSALL MAQUINARIAS S.A. delivers integral solutions for material movement in construction, mining, industry, agriculture and forestry.
We offer our customers sale of machinery (electric and combustion forklifts, truck tractors, excavators, backhoes and generators) and after sales service, guaranteeing high levels of satisfaction in terms of performance, productivity and technology.
Our company belongs to Empresas Tattersall holding, one of the most important business groups in the country, with operations in Chile and Peru.
We represent world-renowned brands such as Hyster, with a wide range of forklift trucks and container ships, Terberg with tractor-trucks, Hidromek with backhoes and excavators, and Modasa with generators.
We also have a service network throughout Chile, with branches from Antofagasta to Puerto Montt.
At Tattersall Maquinarias you will find a human group focused on service with a high standard of quality and professionalism, as well as specialized personnel trained constantly in Chile and abroad, who are committed to satisfactorily meet your requirements.
Our main goal is to provide our clients with specialized solutions that translate into successful projects.

Website: tattersall-maquinarias.cl


The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, with ninety years of existence, has nine Faculties: Law, Engineering, Economic & Administrative Sciences, Architecture & Urbanism, Philosophy & Education, Agronomy & Food Sciences, Sciences, Ocean & Geography Sciences, and Theology. It has established itself as a leader in Undergraduate Teaching, Research, Postgraduate Studies, Extension and Linking with the Environment. Re-accredited for 6 years by the National Commission of Accreditation, in the compulsory areas of Undergraduate Teaching and Institutional Management, and the voluntary areas of Research, Postgraduate Teaching and Linking with the Environment in November 2015.

Website: www.pucv.cl


BergerABAM is a globally recognized consulting engineering firm with over 65 years of experience in planning, analysis, evaluation, underwater and above-water inspection, repair, upgrade, and design of waterfront and marine facilities and floating structures projects, including container handling facilities, solid/project/liquid bulk handling terminals, liquefied natural gas import/export terminals cruise terminals, ferry terminals, military facilities, dry dock facilities, and floating structures.
With its network of offices spread across the United States, BergerABAM’s technically versatile, multilingual, and highly specialized staff members, including specialists who are firmly committed to the development of specialized marine construction design standards, have conducted consulting work in numerous high-profile projects in the United States and abroad, including virtually every country in the Americas. Our clients include federal and state authorities, international port entities, terminal operators, and renowned international marine contractors. BergerABAM is supported worldwide by the global network of its parent company, Louis Berger, providing key local liaisons where needed.

Website: www.abam.com


TC2 is a port terminal, equipped with a sustainable structure that fulfills all the national and international regulations inherent to the Foreign Trade operations, providing security and efficiency within the treatment of logistics operations. We have a highly trained team that achieves excellent productivity levels in addition to investments in equipment and infrastructure.
We currently work with the most important shipping companies, such as MAERSK and MSC and we have previously operated with HAMBURG SUD and MARUBA. We cover all the destinations from Mar del Plata to the world with stops in Navegantes, Rio Grande and Santos in Brazil and Montevideo in Uruguay, developing platforms to meet our clients' requirements, from the network with Maritime Agencies and covering all the logistics chain framed within a single interlocutor.

Website: www.puertodecontenedoresmardelplata.com

ANP: managing Montevideo as part of the National Ports System

The National Ports Administration (ANP) is a decentralized public body that reports to the Executive Branch through the Ministry of Transport and Public Works. It is responsible for the management, maintenance and development of the public ports: Montevideo, Nueva Palmira, Colonia, Juan Lacaze, Fray Bentos, Paysandú, Salto and La Paloma.
The Port of Montevideo is located on the shore of the River Plate at latitude 34º55’S and longitude 56º14’W. It is the main port of the National Port System of Uruguay and has been consolidated as a hub - multipurpose port. It provides service to the following business units: containers, bulk, general cargo, fishing, cruises, passenger transport and cars.
The Port of Montevideo and the National Port System have nowadays a clear goal that is part of the country policies. To position Uruguay as a logistic node between the region and the world in terms of sustainable productive development to the country.
ANP is developing the process of preparing a new Master Plan with objectives towards the year 2035. This new Plan will be the guide for the coming years
The Uruguayan ports are the door of entry and exit from MERCOSUR

Website: www.anp.com.uy/Inicio


Soletanche Bachy is a world benchmark in foundations and soil technologies. The Group develops sea and inland port infrastructure of all kinds around the world, with a special focus on terminals for container ships, bulk ore carriers, oil and gas tankers, bulk carriers and pleasure craft. The Group delivers new construction, repair, refurbishment and deepening services. It serves as a partner in works with significant geotechnical content and proposes the solutions best suited to complex, technically challenging projects.
Soletanche Bachy is your partner of choice for turnkey projects, from financing through design and construction to maintenance.

Website: www.soletanche-bachy.com


Louis Berger is a multidisciplinary corporation ranked among the top 20 professional services firms in the world. Founded in 1953, Louis Berger and its affiliates operate on every continent and have permanent offices in more than 50 countries, representing nearly 6,000 engineers, economists, environmental specialists, planners, managers and technicians.
Louis Berger helps clients solve their most complex challenges by uniquely adapting to local situations. The company has become a trusted partner for national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and public and private clients worldwide. Louis Berger has designed hundreds of thousands of kilometers of roads, railways and bridges, as well as numerous airports, ports, buildings, dams, water supply systems and other infrastructure in more than 140 countries.
We focus on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially successful projects with integrity and in alignment with our company promise to provide Solutions for a better world.

Website: www.louisberger.com


Symaga Silos is a Spanish company specializing in designing, manufacturing and marketing of galvanized steel silos for grain storage. With more than 30 years of experience, exceeding 7,000 installations and more than 28 million m³ of grain storage built in more than 140 countries. Our manufacturing capacity is able to meet any project requirement.
Symaga supplies a wide range, flat and hopper silos from 5 to 25.000 m³. We provide Z600 galvanization, ensuring the highest service life of the market.

Website: symaga.com


GateHouse, a pioneer in maritime tracking, provides maritime decision makers and operators in global markets with best-in-class data services providing advanced maritime analytics, unique operational pictures, statistical reports, automated event detection, ETA forecasting and situational awareness. The ghMaritime Port product enables easy and cost-effective management of arrivals and warps in ports of all sizes. A modern solution with online access and easy integration with existing systems helps ensure efficient and smooth services for all involved in port operations.

Website: gatehouse.dk/maritime


Suatrans is a company specialized in providing its customers a comprehensive response to emergencies with hazardous and non-hazardous substances throughout the logistics chain. It has presence in Chile, Peru and Brazil with more than 1000 employees.
It generates added value to its customers and its environment by contributing to the continuity of its operations, and by minimizing the negative impacts of emergencies on people and environment through a prompt and effective response, with its wide-ranging area of services such as Suatrans Marine, Stand By, Mining and Cellulose, Fire Protection System, and its training area: Suatrans Training.
Suatrans is certified in ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards and it is also a company verified in "Responsible Conduct" by the Association of Chemical Industries ASIQUIM in Chile and ABIQUIM in Brazil. In addition, Suatrans is a company accredited by the Maritime Authority as an Oil Spill Response (OSR) company.

Website: www.suatrans.cl/


Hinrichsen & Vasey Operaciones Ltda. is a provider of anchoring systems for buoys and vessels, with offices and storages in Chile. Stock available for projects, maintenance and emergencies.

Website: www.hinrichsenandsons.cl


Specialists in design and manufacturing of visual aids to navigation with over 100 years of combined experience. Sabik Marine is a division of Carmanah Technologies Corporation and has headquarters in Finland with offices in 7 countries.
Sabik Marine manufactures high-quality products to aid visual navigation on the sea, roads and railways. Our product range contains a wide selection of high performance optical lanterns and signals which can easily be tailored to meet customized needs.

Website: marine.sabik.com


The Consorcio de Gestión de Puerto Quequén is a non-State public entity that links the interests of the Province, the municipality, the workers and the private sectors. Its main function is to administrate and operate Puerto Quequén, granting concessions, locations, permits and royalties, for commercial, industrial or recreational exploitation of port terminals and docks. Located in the southeast of the Province of Buenos Aires, Quequén is a deepwater bulk port. At the moment it advances in the dredging of deepening to reach the 50 feet of draft and to be more and more predictable, safe, efficient and competitive.

Website: www.puertoquequen.com


Esri, the global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers use The Science of Where to unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75% of the Fortune 500, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, IoT, and location analytics to create the maps that run the world. Visit us at esri.com/news

Website: www.esri.com


Puerto Ventanas, located in Chilean central zone, is the main private port of Chile specialized in bulk cargo. With more than 27 years of experience, it has a strategic location near the main industrial developments in the central zone of Chile and the central-west of Argentina.
Puerto Ventanas, which is located on Quintero bay, offers an integral wharfage service with incomparable competitive advantages for its customers in storage areas and cargo transportation to domestic and international markets.
As specialist in the treatment of liquid and solid bulk cargo, the port gives a high-quality service, with latest generation mechanized systems,which allows loading and unloading rates up to 30000 metric tons per day.

Website: puertoventanas.cl


It is the port terminal with the highest cargo movement in Valparaiso, Chile, which manages and operates Terminal No. 1, designed for container ships and multipurpose. In 18 years of operation, TPS has positioned itself as a leader in containerized cargo transfer in Valparaiso and as the main gateway for fruit exports from Chile, which concentrates half of the shipments of this type of products to the world. With a little more than 15 hectares, TPS mobilizes around one million TEUs annually, combining world-class equipment, technology and safety. Its commitment to efficiency allowed it to receive an extension of 10 additional years in the concession term, until December 2029.

Website: portal.tps.cl


ICT services and products company that specializes in the logistics and port sector since 1998. INFOPORT is used to suggesting innovative technological solutions in order to increase the competitiveness of our customers in the sector. Based in the port community of Valencia (Spain), we deploy our services to other ports and / or port communities that require our experience or products. Our value lies in the accumulated know-how of our teams that have been replying to the needs of a complex, changing and multi-stakeholder sector.

Website: www.infoport.es


Located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley, the Port of Stockton is in an ideal position for domestic and international distribution. The Port is situated in the hub of four major freeways, two transcontinental railroads, an international waterway and a regional airport, and it boasts first class warehouse storage and handling facilities for both dry and liquid bulk materials, facilities and equipment to handle break-bulk and containerized cargoes by land or sea.

Website: www.portofstockton.com


Terminal Cerros de Valparaíso (TCVAL) currently operates with the highest management standards sites 6, 7 and 8 of the pier of Puerto de Valparaíso where fractional, containerized, project and passenger transfer services are offered from the beginning of its operation in December 2013.
At the same time, it is in charge of the modernization and expansion of Terminal 2 of the Port of Valparaíso, with two new berthing sites, which will double the capacity of cargo transfer to an annual capacity of 1,150,000 TEU/ year. It will be a pier of 785 meters of berthing line and a depth of more than 16 meters.

Website: www.tcval.cl


IDOM CONSULTING, ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE is an Independent Multinational Company, with more than 60 years of activity in areas of Consulting, Infrastructure, Architecture, Industry and Energy. It has presence in 25 countries, more than 40 offices and 3000 professionals. IDOM Consulting stands out as one of the most important and prestigious consulting firms in Spain, offering 9 specific business lines, such as: Ports and Logistics, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Strategy and Management, providing solutions specifically designed to attend the needs of each client and getting the best result. More than 30,000 projects done until today, endorse IDOM to provide its professional services, having earned the trust of more than 12,000 clients, which represents the greatest asset for the company.

Website: www.idom.com/es/


Seaport OPX is a wholly owned subsidiary of DHI; a global not-for-profit research and consulting organization with more than 50 years of experience delivering innovative technologies within the fields of water and environment.
Low freight rates and high competition in the shipping and maritime industry has driven a strong demand towards optimising the supply chain. In recent times, there has been an emerging need to establish better utilisation of increasingly larger vessels entering the world fleet.
Through our digital port solution, NCOS Online, we deliver the world’s most accurate large vessel traffic management system. The cloud-based system dramatically improves operational flexibility and safety for shipping customers, and reduces port dredging requirements.

Website: www.dhigroup.com


Across several decades of maritime experience, WSP has successfully advised, planned, designed, and managed the construction of hundreds of port facilities, marine infrastructure, and coastal facilities worldwide. We deliver innovative, value-engineered outcomes based on a thorough understanding of the challenges and risks that confront this multifaceted sector. We are committed to incorporating the principles of sustainability and resiliency into every phase of our projects. WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We bring together approximately 43,600 talented people, based in 550 offices, across 40 countries. We are technical experts who design comprehensive and sustainable solutions and engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

Website: www.wsp.com


GHD is a leading global consulting company in professional services, operating in global markets in the areas of water, energy and resources, environment, infrastructure and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction management services to clients in the public and private sectors. We have national and international experience in a wide range of small and large-scale maritime and port infrastructure projects.
Created in 1928 and owned by its employees, GHD operates in Asia and the Middle East, Oceania, Europe, North and South America. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 200 offices, with the aim of carrying out projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics throughout the entire value chain of assets. Driven by a customer service-oriented culture, we combine the knowledge, skills and experience of our employees with innovative practices, technical capabilities and solid systems to create a lasting benefit for the community.
Commited to sustainable development, GHD aims to improve the physical, natural and social environment of the communities where we operate. We work based on our health, safety and environmental management systems, certified by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance in compliance with international standards and norms (ISO and OHSAS).
In line with the global demands for water and urbanization, our goal is to exceed the expectations of our customers and contribute to the success of their projects.

Website: www.ghd.com


We are an insurance and reinsurance Broker in permanent growth, offering innovative products and great technical support to deliver global insurance solutions to different industries.
We have been in the Chilean market for over 5 years and we have been the fastest growing Broker. A company that inspires confidence to our customers.

Website: http://sdeclientes.cl/gallagher/


PMG is a Cruise Market design and advisory firm. Our 40 years of Cruise experience includes a wide range of services to the most prestigious cruise corporations such as Carnival Corporation and it’s 9 brands, Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Lines.
PMG’s Cruise Experience includes design services to all US Cruise homeports on the East, West and Gulf coast, and the busiest Caribbean and Latin America Destination Ports.

Website: www.philcrannell.com


FMT is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacturing and installation of Mobile Elevated Gangways and Passenger Boarding Bridges.
Each unit is designed in-house and custom made for each customer’s specific demands. Designs accommodate all classes of ships and constraints such as life boat overhangs, tidal ranges and clearances for service vehicles along the wharf or pier.
FMT products conform to all international quality and safety standards.

Website: www.fmt.se


Puerto Buenos Aires connects Argentina to the world, as it is the main port of containerized cargo in Argentina. Strategically located in the capital city, the port operates over 60% of the container load of the country.
It has the largest cruise ship home port in Argentina, receiving more than 320.000 passengers per season.
It handles more than a million TEU/year, which allows the feature of project load, general load and bulk liquid.
Puerto Buenos Aires is an Intermodal port which receives about 450 oceanic ships, mostly Postpanamax ships with a 10,600 TEU capacity and operates the unloading of locomotives, wagons and railway material that will revitalize the freight rail network.
Puerto Buenos Aires is awarded under concession contracts to three of the world leading port operators – DP World (Río de la Plata Terminals – Terminals 1,2 & 3), APM Terminals (Terminal 4) and HPH Port Holding (BACTSSA- Terminal 5).
Puerto Buenos Aires is committed to sustainable development in which the economic activity coexists with environmental protection and its community.

Website: www.puertobuenosaires.gov.ar


Indra, a global company of technology and consulting, is a worldwide leading supplier of own solutions in specific sectors for the Transportation and Defense markets, and the leading company in Information Technology in Latin America and Spain. In the port sector, Indra has a well –know relevant position as high value-added technological supplier, with more than 70 ports around the world managed with their technology. Indra has a global portfolio of end-to-end solutions linked to the digital transformation of the sector, deployed in Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Panama and in countries in Europe and Africa, such as Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Morocco, among others.

Website: www.indracompany.com


BENTOS was created in 1994 to meet our client's marine services needs in Oceanography, Hydrography, Marine Geophysics, Submarine Cables installation and other areas.
BENTOS owns and operates vessels and equipment for conducting hydrographic, oceanographic, topographic and geophysical surveys, as well as other services.

Website: www.bentos.cl


The University of Valparaíso is a public and autonomous institution, founded on a long tradition and aims to generate and disseminate knowledge, cultivating the arts, sciences, humanities and technologies, through the development of undergraduate teaching , postgraduate studies, and research, as well as providing skills and values to train graduates, professionals and researchers in a framework of quality and commitment to regional and national development, promoting its sustainability.

Website: www.uv.cl


The Port of Buenaventura is the most important port on the Pacific coast, due to the volume of cargo it handles. Its location is privileged, since the main maritime routes in the world pass through there and it is the closest port to the Asian market within the American continent.
This port is currently under the concession of Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura and has a specialized infrastructure for the handling of containers, grains, bulk and multipurpose cargo. It has 14 berths, 12 operated by the Sociedad de Buenaventura and 2 under another concession.
The port of Buenaventura moves 60% of total goods that enter and leave Colombia. During 2017, it moved 1 million containers for the first time, becoming one of the 10 most important ports in Latin America.

Website: www.sprbun.com


Caxtor is an specialized Marine Supplier company, always focus in great customer service and satisfaction. We do cover Chile and Peru, with high quality and technical solutions for Ports, GNL, Vessels, Acuiculture and Navy Authorities. We develop local solutions and Partner with Global Leaders with state of the Art Technology covering, Buoys, Solar Lantern Lights, LED Solar Light, Range Light, Fenders, Mooring Systems, AIS transponder.

Website: www.caxtor.cl


CTYPSA is a group of independent consulting engineering firms working as one in civil engineering,architecture, building technology, energy and the environment. TYPSA Group has always participated in the development of all types of infrastructure and facilities across both Spanish and international markets since its inception in 1966, contributing to better living conditions the world over.
TYPSA Group is active on every continent. International contracts currently represent 90% of the Group’s workload. Over 70% of the Group’s 2,500 professionals are engineers, architects or other university graduates who work together in highly skilled multidisciplinary teams.

Website: www.typsa.com


The HUB Global PUCV is an initiative led by the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Advanced Studies of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, and aims to connect entrepreneurs, researchers and large companies to generate innovative ideas and build new businesses. To achieve this, we offer a range of support opportunities such as networking events and meetings with potential investors, organizing ontological trainings for entrepreneurs and tech workshops, and providing top-level infrastructure. Above all that, we are located right down the street from the University and right in the center of our port city.
All this potential is further strengthened by our extensive network of national and international alliances focused on industrial verticals in biotechnology, software, logistics, mining and Smart Cities. This manifests into a comprehensive program of events, activities and calls for proposals to boost the creation and growth of innovative tech businesses. For such work, we have a multidisciplinary team committed to dealing with challenges that the development of any innovative idea requires. We also take advantage of the experience and the track record of our University.

Website: hubglobalpucv.cl/


Kausana is an innovation and software development agency based on Viña del Mar, dedicated to optimize and automate organizational and operational processes related mainly to the transport and mining industry, through the use of cutting-edge technologies, and applying passion, empathy and personal communication as a key value in the process. Within the services of Kausana, Kaumon stands out, an integral security management system based on behavioral monitoring, consisting of a mobile application; a computer system for managing incidents, reporting voice alerts for drivers, and risks managment; and a climate monitoring station.

Website: www.kausana.cl


Chilean state-owned company, as a port authority, is responsible for guaranteeing sustainable development of the port system of Valparaíso and its area of influence. Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso coordinates marine and land operations and manages improvements of the port’s logistics and infrastructure. Our purpose is to maintain and improve the competitive position of the port of Valparaíso and create shared value for the territory.

Website: www.puertovalparaiso.cl


Puerto Chacabuco is the main port logistics operator of the Aysén Region, which facilitates maritime connectivity, cabotage and foreign trade in the area.
Its mission is to provide port services that are efficient, competitive, timely, appropriate, environmentally friendly and at market prices, satisfying the needs of its customers, generating resources for the State of Chile and being a relevant actor for the development of the Region of Aysén.
Through its facilities in the locality of Puerto Chacabuco, fishing, aquaculture and mining exports are carried out in the area, as well as being the main entry point for regional supplies.
Annually serves thousands of tourists who arrive on national and international cruises. Currently, besides Puerto Chacabuco, it manages five connectivity docks in the northern part of the region: Puerto Cisnes, Melinka, Puerto Aguirre, Puerto Gala and Raúl Marín Balmaceda.

Website: www.chacabucoport.cl


The EMPORMONTT Company was created by law N° 19.542 of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, which modernizes the State port sector.
Its mission is to manage, exploit and develop the infrastructure and port services, facilitating the actions of the actors in the logistic chain, promoting connectivity and regional economic development
EMPORMONTT is the main connectivity and logistics platform in the region. Leading the austral logistics chain, managing the necessary investments for regional port development

Website: www.empormontt.cl/


Safer mooring, efficient and sustainable operations
The ShoreTension® is a system for safer mooring of sea-going ships that is as convenient as it is revolutionary. The ShoreTension®, a cylindrical device, can be flexibly used in any port at terminals where containers, general cargo and/or bulk are handled.
With the ShoreTension®, ships of any size can be firmly anchored to the quay. The ShoreTension® significantly reduces movement caused by strong winds, currents, swell or passing ships. With the traditional mooring method using mooring lines on bollards, this movement is always present. In extreme conditions, the tremendous pressure this exerts on the ship can cause the mooring lines to snap with potentially serious consequences. As ports have experienced in the past, this is definitely a realistic risk. The ShoreTension® mitigates this risk significantly. Ships are moored to the quay much sturdier and therefore much safer.

Website: shoretension.com


Antofagasta is a port of high strategic importance for the country, both nationally and internationally, sheltering around 30,000 m2 of water, with 40,000 m2 of annexed land and the capacity to serve five vessels simultaneously. With nearly 100 years of history, of every 100 dollars that enter Chile today, 14 do so through its doors, making it an indisputable protagonist of the regional and national economy. Puerto Antofagasta ... the North Center.

Website: www.anfport.cl


On December 19, 1997 through Law 19,542, the Austral Port Company was created, along with other 9 of similar legal characteristics, which constitute the modernizing effort of the State in the port system. EPA began its operations on August 1, 1998, when its first Board of Directors was established, assuming as its objective the administration, exploitation, development and conservation of three port facilities: Arturo Prat and José de los Santos Mardones in the city of Punta Arenas, and the Ferry Terminal in the city of Puerto Natales. In 2016 the company signed an agreement between the Direction of Port Works belonging to the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, through which it assumed responsibility for managing five connectivity terminals in Punta Arenas, Porvenir, Cabo de Hornos district and Puerto Natales. In this way, the Company assumes a key role in the connectivity of the four provinces of the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, taking charge of adequately maintaining these ramps, improving the berthing conditions of the vessels, the safety of the passengers that move from and to these sectors and the quality of life of the inhabitants, which due to the geographical characteristics of the area, must face isolation every day.

Website: www.epaustral.cl


Flesan Port Works was born with the objective of providing highly specialized construction services to the Port industry. We aim to give integral construction solutions that meet deadlines and budgets, always considering the current environmental regulations.
As a group, we have more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. This experience allows us to offer a diversity of services with the highest safety standards that allow operational continuity and make us the best ally of our customers.

Website: www.flesan.cl

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The Port and the city of Valparaíso are proud to host the 107th AAPA Annual Convention, the largest port event in the Americas, which gathers the major players and leaders of this industry, worldwide.
After several years, this event returns to Latin America and for the first time it is held in South America, to discuss the main port projects, enjoy an intense social activity, networking opportunities and generate business contacts in a commercial display where the most representative supplier companies of the industry take part. The AAPA Annual Convention - the most important membership meeting -, will take place in this charming city, full of history, multiple attractions and a peculiar geography, that makes this destination a unique and special place and the ideal setting for enjoying an event that will remain in the memory of all its participants.

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