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Nov 5

IAPH Awards 2015 - Do not miss a chance to win a cash prize and recognition!

The deadline has been extended to 31 January 2015!

Awards for Individuals (Essay Contest)
Akiyama Award (limited to IAPH member ports in developing countries) 
Hamburg Open Award (open to any individual belonging to any IAPH member)

Awards for organizations (open to IAPH member organizations, Regular or Associate)
Port Communications Award
Port Environment Award
Information Technology (IT) Award


August 20
IAPH Africa/Europe Regional Meeting 2014
Hosted by Kenya Ports Authority (Mr. Gichiri Ndua, Managing Director), IAPH Africa/Europe Region will meet at the Leisure Lodge Beach and Golf Resort in Diani, Mombasa, Kenya, on 17 November (16:45 – 17:50), in conjunction with the 10th Pan-African Association for Port Co-operation (PAPC) Conference, 16 - 19 November 2014.

Under the theme of “Contemporary Ports Management and Development: Alignment with AIMS 2050””, the PAPC conference will bring together port directors and managers from across the continent representing three Port Management Associations of West/Central Africa, East/ Southern Africa and North Africa.  AIMS stands for “Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy” adopted by the African Union in January 2014 and the PAPC conference will explore ways and means of achieving this grand strategy.

Early bird conference registration fee of US$500 expires on 31 August 2014.  From 31 August to 16 November 2014 the registration fee will be US$600.  So why not register today! http://www.papc2014.co.ke/

July 1
IAPH’s World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) launches a website focused on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as shipping fuel and introduces an industry bunker checklists for LNG operations in ports
At the initiative of its LNG Fuelled Vessels Working Group led by the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, the IAPH’s World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) has launched a new and informative website at http://www.lngbunkering.org focused on LNG as a maritime industry fuel. The new LNG bunkering website provides a detailed overview of the use of LNG as ship fuel, and it lays out the technical requirements for ships, bunkering infrastructure and vessels under development, as well as the business case for using LNG in the maritime environment.

>Read more in the IAPH Press Released dated 1 July

May 27
Details of IAPH awards 2015 announced
For sharing best practices and experiences, IAPH recognizes and honors excellence in port management and operations through its biennial award program. The 2015 IAPH award program is open to IAPH members, comprising two awards for individuals and three for organizations, as follows.

Individual Awards (Essay Contest)
■ Akiyama Award
■ Hamburg Open Award

Organizational Awards
■ Port Communications Award
■ Port Environment Award
■ Information Technology (IT) Award

>Read more

April 17
Sydney Conference makes a new record
Hosted by Sydney Ports Corporation (Grant Gilfillan, CEO & Director as pictured), IAPH Mid-term Conference and Board Meeting was successfully held in Sydney, Australia, 6-10 April, attracting more than 200 delegates from 35 nations – a record-breaking number for Mid-term conference.

At the opening ceremony on Tuesday, 8 April, the Honourable Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for Infrastructure delivered a keynote speech on the current port situation in Australia from a country wide and macro-economy perspective and officially declared the opening of the conference.

In the ensuing conference sessions, we heard from an excellent panel of speakers recruited worldwide on such stimulating topics as the expansion of the Panama Canal by Mr. Luis Ferreira, a global perspective of port automation by Dr Yvo Saanen, the salvage challenge of raising the Costa Concordia, etc.  All the presentations made are now posted on the conference website at http://www.iaphsydney2014.com/program

On the internal household matter, the Board of Directors meeting on 7 April adopted the resolution on Creation of a Council to replace the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee:
>Please read more:

Photos of the conference (facebook):  http://goo.gl/BCg6qc


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PSA International: Stora Enso and PSA Zeebrugge Extend Cooperation
Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: Workshop on Integrated National Waterways Transportation Grid Inaugurated
PMO, Iran: Norwegian Hydrographic Service to Verify Iranian ENCs
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Port of Colombo receives its largest container vessel
November 27 Amsterdam: Amsterdam council says 'yes' to new lock
Rotterdam: Port tariffs Rotterdam focus on growth and further market recovery
ESPO: ESPO meets with Commissioner Karmenu Vella
PSA International: PSA Group Chairman Fock Siew Wah Conferred ‘Commander of The Order of The Crown’
November 28 Riga: The Freeport of Riga - the absolute leader in the Baltic States
Newcastle: Port of Newcastle Port Development Plan 2015-2020
Kobe/Osaka: Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation appointed to the port management company at Hanshin Port
December 1 Le Havre: « Queen Mary 2 » in the port of Le Havre
Nigerian Ports Authority: NPA To Partner With NISA On Maritime Development- MD NPA Assured
PMO, Iran: French Prepared to Invest in Shahid Rajaee Port
Abu Dhabi: Ajman delegation visits Khalifa Port
December 2 Gothenburg: OPDR chooses Port of Gothenburg
San Diego: North Harbor Drive Realignment Project Breaks Ground
Seattle: Interlocal Agreement Between Ports of Tacoma and Seattle Takes Effect
December 3 Stockholm: Ports of Stockholm introduces new environmental discounts for onshore power supply and LNG vessels
Miami: PortMiami breaks another cruise passenger record with 4.8 million Multi-day passengers in 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru: Ministry of Commerce approves “Jawaharlal Nehru Port SpecialEconomic Zone”
December 4 Bremenports: Europe-wide tender for OTB Bremerhaven operator
Gothenburg: 20 years of collaboration with the Port of Shanghai
Ports North, Australia: Port of Cairns welcomes CELEBRITY CENTURY
Mundra: Mundra Port makes history by handling the largest bulk carrier to call on West Coast of India
December 5 Gladstone: GPC commences preparation of EIS for duplication of the Gatcombe and Golding Cutting Channels
December 6 Montreal: Open House: Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal Restoration Project
Long Beach: Board OKs Ship Incentive for Pollution-control Testing
December 7 Busan: BPA President Lim Ki-tack Signs Agreement for Industry-Academia Cooperation with BUFS
Sohar: Hundreds join SOHAR beach clean-up
December 8 Rotterdam: Entrance to Botlek deepened
Gothenburg: Official opening of the new DB Schenker logistics centre
Los Angeles: New Public Access Investment Funding Policy Under Development at The Port of Los Angeles
Hakata: Visit of Saga External Trade Association
Eastland Port, NZ: Upper log yard expansion to begin in January 2015
MPA, Singapore: MPA launches inaugural Port Management Programme for overseas port and maritime officials
December 9 Bilbao: Port of Bilbao closes best ever cruise season
Stockholm: New passenger terminal supported by 400 pilings
Oakland: Port of Oakland Cranes the New Symbol of a City on the Rise
Long Beach: Harbor Commission Selects Director of Master Planning
December St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: “Marine Façade” summarizes the 2014 navigation season
Panama Maritime Authority: The Panama Maritime Authority adopts English as the language for the registration of property titles of ships
Saigon: Invitation letter: Strategic investor of Saigon Port Company Limited



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