When Zulma Dinelli from PR Ports and Carlos José González España from Empresa Multimodal invited us to work hand in hand as their main support organisation for the Women's Leadership Programme - LIFE, we felt very honoured and committed to the project, as it was aligned with our Maritime Strategy in favour of Latin American women in the maritime, port and logistics sector.
The ports that operate in navigable channels on rivers, unlike the purely maritime ones, require actions that involve additional technological, human and physical resources due to the sequential alteration caused by river fluctuations, which affect the current, flow, sedimentation and therefore the depth, sometimes affecting navigability in general.
January 1, 2024 will be a very important date for trade facilitation, since the amendments to the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic 1965, as amended, known internationally as Convention FAL-65, will come into force, which makes the Maritime Single Windows mandatory in all ports worldwide.
Nowadays most of the ships in the world are propelled by diesel engines powered by liquid fuel, the so-called "marine diesel oil". Therefore, in the search for alternative solutions to decarbonize the oceans, the race has begun to find clean alternative fuels that can replace the existing ones.