Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG), in a partnership with The Organization of American States’ (OAS) Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) hosted a successful weeklong Executive Dredging Class in Panama last week. PCG’s staff traveled to Panama City, Panama to visit the Autoridad Maritima de Panama (APM) on April 9-13 and educate the 35 Port Officials in attendance on the different dynamics surrounding dredge project delivery.
The turnkey class addressed topics such as: Dredge Project Design, Contract Administration, Risk Management, Site Investigations, Environmental Compliance, and Performance-Based Contracting among others. The class included a site visit where the participants spent a full day on one of the world’s largest Cutter Suction Dredgers.
Panama’s Minister of Maritime Affairs, Mr. Jorge Barakat complemented PCG with providing an excellent educational service "The class was outstanding, and we are thankful for our partners at PCG and CIP, and for offering invaluable technical expertise that will support the maritime community in Panama with all its exciting projects.”
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.