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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 15 Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles August Container Volumes Increase 6.7%, Strongest Month Since August 2010
September 17 Zeeland: Arrival testframe Pieter Schelte at BOW Terminals Vlissingen
Canaveral: Brevard Sheriff Takes Law Enforcement Reins on October 1
Miami: CMA CGM adds a new call to PortMiami developing new market opportunities with Mexico
Longview: Port Expands Cargo Portfolio with Second Mobile Harbor Crane
Fremantle: Grain, iron ore and containers lead trade growth
September 18 APM Terminals: Peruvian President Ollanta Humala visits APM Terminals Callao
San Diego: Port Shows Progress on Climate Action Plan in Green Port Year in Review
Sohar: SOHAR aims to plant a seed through inaugural Environmental Management Programme
September 19 Antwerp: Port Authority consults potential users of LNG bunker station
Rotterdam: Rotterdam unites safety research with first LNG training facility
September 22 Bilbao: The Committee for the Environment and Spatial Policy of the Basque Parliament visits the Port of Bilbao
Gladstone: Biodiversity initiative conceived as East Shores nears completion
September 23 Long Beach: Air Pollution Continues Decline at Port of Long Beach
Abu Dhabi: 700 gift parcels distributed to workers in Zayed Port
September 24 Rotterdam: District court rejects ECT claims against Port Authority
Amsterdam: Concrete manufacturer Struyk Verwo expands in port of Amsterdam
Aruba: Compass News September 2014
Subic Bay: SBMA lowers port fees further
September 25 Hamburg: HPA to introduce new Port Railway IT System
Stockholm: Majority of procurement for the Port of Kapellskär is finalized
PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea: Oro Bay Port’s barge ramp gets new face lift
September 26 Nigerian Ports Authority: NPA Collaborates with NEMA
Panama Maritime Authority: Panama Requires Technical Labor to Work in the Logistics Sector
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: More Chinese subs in Oct. Nov.
September 28 Hamburg: HPA lifts new Peute Railway Bridge in Position
Busan: Busan Port Handled 1.531 Mil. TEU in Aug, 5.5 Up YOY
September 29 Antwerp: Port of Antwerp reinforces collaboration with Houston
Cork: Irish Maritime Forum held in Cork
Gothenburg: Trial run with a 730-metre train to APM Terminals
Georgia Ports Authority: GPA achieves 13 percent growth in container traffic
Seattle: Corps of Engineers, Port of Seattle sign harbor deepening cost-sharing agreement
PMO, Iran: Development of Iranian Mathematical Model of Persian Gulf Waves and Tridimensional Waves Forecast
MPA, Singapore: MPA launches inaugural Train-the-trainer ECDIS workshop to improve sea safety
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: China Shipping Container Line to call Colombo
September 30 Transnet, South Africa: Transnet and BHP sign R24 billion 10-year take or pay rail contract for export coal
Georgia Ports Authority: Toyota chooses Savannah for exports to Australia, New Zealand
Dept of Shipping, Gov of India: Concept to be Finalised Soon for Impementation of the Sagar Mala Project
Busan: BPA President Lim Signs Agreement for Industry-Academia Cooperation with KMOU
September Ghana Ports: NPA Uurges GPHA not to Abandon Its Hybrid Module of Operations
Sines: Terminal XXI 7th quay crane ready to operate
Westports, Malaysia: Westports Set To Hit Eight Million TEUs This Year



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