Located in the central-western region of South America, Bolivia has an area of 1,098,581 km² from the Central Andes to the Amazon Region. Natural gas is its main source of income, as well as livestock and quinoa production.
The maritime port activity is under the control of the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, River, Lake and Merchant Marine.
GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF MARITIME AFFAIRS, RIVER, LAKE AND MERCHANT MARINE
Under the Ministry of Defense, the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, River, Lake and Merchant Marine is the Maritime Authority of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, responsible for the regulation, control and safety of the activities related to navigation, merchant marine, ports, docks, piers, moorings, water transport and other related activities.
It is also responsible of promoting the development of maritime, river, lake and merchant marine interests, within the framework of the Political Constitution of the State, through its administration in accordance with national regulations, treaties, agreements and international conventions in force.
To exercise the Fluvial and Lacustrine Maritime Authority through the regulation, control and surveillance of all the Activities that are developed in the aquatic and port area of the State, in order to contribute to the Protection and Administration of the Fluvial and Lacustrine Maritime Interests of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
PARAGUAY - PARANA WATERWAY: A REAL SOLUTION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MARITIME, FLUVIAL, LAKE AND MERCHANT MARINE INTERESTS OF BOLIVIA THROUGH FOREIGN COMMERCE
The Paraguay-Parana Waterway is one of the solutions to affirm the participation of the Bolivian State in the shipping-merchant activity through foreign trade, strengthening the links and integrati...
The footprint of women in the maritime and port area began to gain attention in 2009 when the idea of training personnel who can be competent in this area was born, and is increasingly growing dire...