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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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September 30 Ports North, Australia: Ports North a strong performer for Far North Queensland
October 1 Zeeland: Ports of Zeeland are getting stronger in offshore
Philippines Ports Authority: Port decongestion efforts go into full gear
October 2 San Diego: Harbor Police Officer Cynthia Markley Named Port’s Officer of the Year 2014
Busan: BPA Inks Agreement for Industry-Academia Cooperation with KMOU
October 6 Panama Canal: Panama Canal and Port Everglades Discuss the Long-standing Relationship
Abu Dhabi: Leading packaging manufacturer invests AED 250m in new Abu Dhabi branch
October 7 Long Beach: West Anaheim Street Renovation Complete
Seattle: Ports of Seattle and Tacoma form Seaport Alliance to strengthen gateway, grow maritime jobs
Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: SCI Launches India-Myanmar Service (IMS)
Busan: Nguyen Phu Trong (Vietnam’s Party Chief) Visits Busan Port
PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea: PNG Ports to build new K49 million wharf at Kimbe Port
PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea: PNG Ports’ Lae port overseas wharf extension project completed
October 8 Georgia Ports Authority: Deal: Project agreement signed for harbor deepening
Oakland: Port of Oakland Names Mike Zampa Director of Communications
Miami: PortMiami recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Subic Bay: SBMA to consult stakeholders on growing port traffic
October 9 Antwerp: Unique investment opportunity in the Port of Antwerp
Antwerp: Antwerp ro/ro terminals start with paperless export
APM Terminals: APM Terminals’ Lázaro Cárdenas investment key to meeting Mexican trade growth requirements
Georgia Ports Authority: GPA marks 13 percent 1Q growth
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Receives Last Tugboat of New Fleet
Eastland Port, NZ: Eastland Port’s new tug boat the Waimata was officially launched yesterday evening at a wharfside event for the port’s customers and employees
October 10 Zeeland: Zeeland Seaports makes a start on Westhofkade extension
Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam presents the 'Sustainability Map'
Bilbao: Bilbao presents itself at Fruit Attraction as the best connected Atlantic port
Gothenburg: Volvo Ocean Race about to begin – Port of Gothenburg on site in Alicante
APM Terminals: Costa Rica Supreme Court Ratifies the New Moin Container Terminal
Panama Maritime Authority: Panama Remains Firm in the Paris’ MoU’s White List
Stockton: Special Dedication Ceremony Held for Antioch Dunes Restoration Project Agency Partners Working Together to Restore Endangered Species Habitat
Palm Beach: Pilots Impose Further Draft Restrictions on Vessels Calling Port Due to Shoaling
October 13 Antwerp: Ports of Antwerp and Shanghai strengthen collaboration
Long Beach: Operations Director Explores Big Ships in Paper
Panama Maritime Authority: The Panama Maritime Authority Seeks to Capture the Market of Vessel of New Construction
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Registers Tonnage Increase in FY 2014
October 14 Rotterdam: Invest EU billions effectively, not where it might have effect
Georgia Ports Authority: Port of Brunswick achieves double-digit growth
Long Beach: Board Directs Staff to Increase Chassis Supply
MPA, Singapore: Maritime leaders to examine global maritime issues at MPLP
October Sines: Ports of Sines and the Algarve with new image
Kolkata: Record Container Handling At Kolkata Dock System
Taranaki: Record profit at Port Taranaki



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