Comisión Centroamericana de Transporte Maritimo (COCATRAM)

Commission centroaméricaine du transport maritime
Central American Commission of Maritime Transport

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15 July 1980, by resolution 5-80 of Meeting of Ministers Responsible for the Economic Integration of Central America (ROMRIECA), replacing Central American Port Authorities Commission (COCAAP), set up in May 1969 by the then Central American Economic Council. From Feb 1987, within the framework of Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Transport in Central America (REMITRAN). Constitution and functioning modified and approved by Special Agreement of REMITRAN, came into force 11 July 1991. Currently functions within the framework of Central American Integration System (SICA); expected to become an institution of the proposed Central American Common Market (CACM). Has also been referred to as Central American Commission of Port Authorities.


Adopt policies, measures, recommendations and decisions over different fields of maritime transport to be applied at national and regional level to provide harmonic and effective sub-sector development.

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Categories (8): 1. Technical assistance to port administrations, maritime transport authorities, national and private shipping lines, chambers of commerce and any other public or private institution engaged in the field. 2. Courses, lectures and seminars. 3. Maritime and port studies, recommendations and projects tending to solve sector problems and deficiencies. 4. Management of international technical assistance in favour of private and governmental technical institutions, cooperating in performance of technical missions and monitoring implementation of recommendations. 5. Cooperation with public institutions in implementing methodological procedures and systems to improve their administration. 6. Acting as Permanent Secretariat of Central American Isthmus Port Institution Meeting (REPICA) (Port meeting of Central America). 7. Acting as Secretariat of Operational Net of Regional Cooperation of Central American Maritime Authorities (ROCRAM-CA). 8. Acting as Secretariat of Statistical Meeting of Central America.

Within these categories, projects include: multimodal transport; direct assistance of ports; maritime ports regional training programme; commercialization and privatization of state ports; strengthening USUARIOS; institutional strengthening COCATRAM itself; quinquennial action plan of REPICA; quinquennial action plan of Central American Isthmus training centres; navigational aids in Central America; maritime freights; informatics growth; dissemination of technical information; Honduras Golf Project and Mapping of the Greater Caribbean Region.


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Relations with 12 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Communications
    • Maritime

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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22. Sep 2010
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