Together with over 300 members of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) community PCG’s Jelle Prins and Luis Prieto y Munoz offered their insight on the status of the cruise industry. Lead by CIP’s Chief, Mr. Jorge Duran, Mr. Prieto y Munoz addressed a variety of environmental components related to the development of cruise destinations, with Mr. Prins offering a general high-level update on the status of the cruise industry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PCG partners talked about the possible return to sailing, likely health protocol and itinerary changes, as well as the long-term impact to the cruise lines and their guests. Mr. Prieto y Munoz who has led multiple Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) efforts throughout the Caribbean welcomed the encouraging event: “The CIP community is a strong group with a loyal following, and with all the travel restrictions and limitations it is nice to partner with CIP in organizing our stakeholders, friends, and partners during these times. I find these Webinars extremely yielding, and am thankful for all of those taking the time to share their experiences with our community.”
Piedroba Consulting Group provides risk management services throughout the Americas, specializing in representing the owner with the successful delivery of marine infrastructure projects. In this capacity PCG typically serves the cruise destination, commercial ports, financial institutions, and public sector markets.
The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States in 1889. Today, the OAS brings together all 35 Independent States of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere.
The OAS Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) is the only permanent Inter-American government forum that brings together the National Port Authorities of all OAS Member States for the promotion of the development of competitive, safe, sustainable, and inclusive ports in the Americas with the active participation of the private sector.