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Coordination General of Ports and Merchant Marine

 Chair of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Sustainable Port Management and Environmental Protection

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Mexico currently chairs the Technical Advisory Committee (TAG) on Sustainable Port Management and Environmental Protection of the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the OAS. This Committee aims to promote sustainable port administration, with initiatives and activities for port development and protection of the marine environment and the natural port environment.

That is why Mexico along with other countries joins work efforts to gather information on successful practices that promote and facilitate sustainable port management. Currently, Mexico has three Green Ports; Ensenada, Lázaro Cárdenas and Dos Bocas, which have an international environmental certification, PERS (Port Enviroment Review System), issued by ECOPORT.

During the 3rd Hemispheric Seminar on Port Legislation: Efficient legislation as a foundation for competitiveness, held in Roatan, Honduras, the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation in Mexico, highlighted the scope of the RightShip Port Incentives and Energy Efficiency Program, as a proposal to encourage cargo ship owners to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and thus contribute to the preservation of the environment.

Creating a fund destined to act in favor of the environment in the ports of the Americas, is another of the actions proposed by Mexico as president of the TAG on Sustainable Port Management and Environmental Protection.