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November 7
IAPH observes the 60th anniversary!

IAPH observed its 60th anniversary on November 7, 2015. On this day back in 1955, IAPH was founded in Los Angeles, USA, with some 100 delegates from 38 ports and maritime organizations in 14 countries gathering to announce the birth of IAPH.  Over the past six decades, IAPH has steadily developed into a global alliance of ports, representing today some 180 ports and some 140 port-related businesses in 90 countries. The member ports together handle well over 60% of the world's sea-borne trade and nearly 70% of the world container traffic. 

November 4
IAPH Women’s Scholarship launched

In compliance with the resolution adopted at the IAPH Hamburg Conference in June 2015, the IAPH Women's Forum Scholarship has just been launched, with calls for applications made last week.

If you are an enthusiastic female worker employed by an IAPH member port, you will become eligible to apply for and benefit from this program established to advance the status of women in the port industry.

■ Application period: November 13, 2015 to February 12, 2016
■ Selection procedure: Ad hoc Scholarship Committee established within the IAPH Women's Forum is to screen all applications and make a final decision on awarding scholarships.

If you wish to submit the application or have any questions about the scholarship, please contact IAPH Secretariat at info@iaphworldports.org

■ Announcement letter
■ Application guideline
■ Application form (MS Word): Annual Meeting Scholarship
■ Application form (MS Word): Biennial Training Scholarship

August 25

New online publications available

A couple of special committee reports have recently been published by IAPH on two hot topics of container terminal automation and business continuity plan (BCP), as follows.

■ The Study on Best Practices of Container Terminal Automation in the World
■ Report on the Survey Results on Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in Ports (in the event of any threats, interruptions or disasters)

The former is a product of research and study by Port Operations and Logistics Committee and the latter by Port Safety and Security field survey.  IAPH members with password can download the reports.

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June 15

New IAPH President sworn in

Mr. Santiago Garcia-Milà, Dy. Managing Director of Strategy & Development, Autoritat Portuària de Barcelona, Spain, was elected new IAPH President for a two-year term of 2015 – 2017 at the Plenary Session on 4 June.  He will serve as IAPH President until the end of next IAPH World Ports Conference, Bali, Indonesia, May 2017.

At the Plenary, IAPH adopted two business resolutions on ship recycling to promote safety and efficiency and on enhancing and empowering women in the industry.

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June 11

29th IAPH World Ports Conference
Smart conference in a smart port city

More than 900 delegates and accompanying person from across the world gathered in Hamburg to attend the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Germany, 1- 5 June, under the conference banner theme of “City of Hamburg – Calling at the smartPORT”.

Hamburg Port Authority (Mr. Jens Meier, Chairman of the Management Board), the conference host, provided an excellent stage to debate where the port industry will be heading for in the near future, covering such topics as megaships and their impacts, trends of global economy, global port competition, clean port air solutions, cruise, etc.  The debate was further enriched and reinforced, thanks to a wide variety of first- class guest speakers representing terminal operators, shipping lines, logistics service providers, transport consultants, futurology, politics, science, etc.

More details are found on the conference website.

■ Presentations
■ Photos
■ Video clips

The Hamburg conference was smart in that our host introduced for the very first time in the history of IAPH conferences a new IT application enabling the participants to view the conference program, presentations, etc. on their mobile phones and tablet computers and to interact with speakers and moderators via “Live polls” at working sessions on a real-time basis.

Our host provided the delegates with an excellent future vision of what a smart port would be like today and tomorrow through not only the conference sessions but also the port tours organized separately featuring port infrastructure, VTS, logistics services, On-Shore Power and Cruise.


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October 28 Bilbao: Port Authority of Bilbao presents Port’s Interior Maritime Plan
Oakland: Port of Oakland reaffirms long-term renewable energy strategy
Marine Dept, Hong Kong: Tenancy agreement for Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal signed
Hakata: Site study tour from Koja Terminal of Indonesia
Hakata: Introduced out Approach Regarding the IT System in Shanghai
October 29 Rotterdam: Rotterdam Port Authority applauds ExxonMobil’s investment
Amsterdam: Port of Amsterdam launches online search engine that shows intermodal connections between 800 terminals in 45 countries
Transnet, South Africa: Transnet surges ahead as infrastructure spend gains traction
AAPA: Port-Related Projects Awarded $44.3 Million in TIGER VII Infrastructure Grants
October 30 Stockholm: The Land and Environment Court of Appeal say YES to the construction of the Stockholm Norvik Port
San Diego: Port of San Diego Awarded $10 Million TIGER Grant for Maritime Cargo Terminal Modernization
November 1 Maldives Ports: Commercial Harbour Cleaning Program
November 2 NAMPORT, Namibia: Maintenance Dredging in the Ports of Walvis Bay & Luderitz
Mundra, Adani: Adani Ports consolidated PAT for Q2FY16 increases by 16% to Rs. 667 crores Consolidated cargo at 36 MMT for Q2FY16 grows by 4%
November 3 Sines: Port of Sines Receives Mexican Ambassador to Portugal
Gothenburg: World's largest ships now even bigger and bound for the Port of Gothenburg
Port Klang: Port Klang Less Container Load (LCL) Deconsolidatioan Tariff
November 4 Valencia: Noatum Runs Real-Time Dynamic Lighting System Tests in its Valencia Terminal
APM Terminals: APM Terminals signs MOU with Qingdao Port Group for Vado, Italy
Miami: PortMiami reports strongest container traffic in ten years and cruising from Miami is only getting better
Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Communications Initiative Earns Top Honors From American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: Development of Inland Shipping Port at Jalore, Rajasthan
Tanjung Pelepas: PTP wins Malaysia's Best Port Award
Abu Dhabi: Binghatti Holding to invest AED 150m in Kizad
November 5 APM Terminals: Port Industry’s Largest Joint Environmental Initiative Concludes on a Reassuring Note
PSA International: Port Industry’s Largest Joint Environmental Initiative Concludes on a Reassuring Note
MPA, Singapore: MPA calls on global hub ports to be ready for LNG bunkering
November 6 Philippine Ports Authority: PPA inaugurates state-of-the-art Tagbilaran Passenger Terminal Building
November 8 Djibouti: The Port of Djibouti S.A offers more than 100 school kits to Damerjog children
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes RNOV Shabab Oman II of Royal Navy of Oman
November 9 Rotterdam: Rotterdam port tariffs again increase by less than inflation
Stockholm: Ports of Stockholm invests in 260 metre retractable floating pier
Long Beach: Port Delivers Best October in Eight Years
Long Beach: Mayor Signs Compact on Climate Change
Fremantle: Top agency for waste management
Bintulu: Ministry of Transport Badminton Championship, Minister Cup 2015 held at Sports Arena Sentosa, Kuala Lumpur
Busan: BPA Engages in Book Donation for Local Children
MPA, Singapore: MPA Calls for Integrated Approach to the Blue Economy
November 10 Canaveral: AutoPort Inc. Chooses Canaveral for Expansion Into Southeast
Palm Beach: Port of Palm Beach Supports Governor Scott's $1 Billion Tax Cut Package
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Harbor Commission Approves $1.8 Million in FEMA Grants
Oakland: October import volume down 3.3 percent at Port of Oakland
October Ghana: Port of Takoradi Intensifies Security to Enhance Operation
TIPC: TIPC Goes Full Throttle to Build the Penghu Archipelago into the Region’s Latest Cruise Vacation Destination
Kaohsiung: Port of Kaohsiung Pursues Ship Entry / Departure Speed Reduction Program as Effective Approach to Improving Air Quality
Taichung: First 7-Eleven Outlet Opens at the Port of Taichung
Keelung: Strong 4th Quarter Momentum in Cruise Business Supports Port of Keelung Expectations of Even Better Yet to Come
Sydney, Port Authority of NSW: myPorts October 2015
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