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Nov 5

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

The deadline for receipt of entries is 31 December 2014.

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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October 29 Transnet, South Africa: Transnet ups volumes as road-to-rail drive gains momentum, capex breaks record
Ports North, Australia: Cairns is Cruising in November
October 30 Rotterdam: Strong growth in Rotterdam’s roll on/roll off figures
South Port NZ: South Port investing in container capacity
October 31 Amsterdam: Grimaldi’s Grande Lagos embarks on maiden voyage from Amsterdam
Bilbao: The Port of Bilbao maintains the growth begun last year
Oakland: Port of Oakland’s First Female Engineer Retires After 33 Years of Service
Long Beach: Port Works to Increase Chassis Supply
Longview: Port of Longview to Expand Industrial Rail Cordidor
November 1 Djibouti: Strengthening Djibouti Port's strategic position
November 2 Israel Ports: Ashtrom and Shafir Engineering Consortium has won an international tender for the construction of Haifa's Bayport Project. Project scope: NIS 3.98 billion
November 3 Rotterdam: Electronic noses now also on the water at the port of Rotterdam
Stockholm: The route to Stockholm Norvik
Los Angeles: New Data Shows Port of Los Angeles Continues Major Reductions in Air Emissions
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Simatech Shipping launches twice weekly Colombo-Turticorin feeder service
November 4 Antwerp: Request for Proposals to operate LNG bunkering station for barges
Oslo: New Rates and Terms
Abu Dhabi: ADPC Marine Services expands fleet at Khalifa Port
Sohar: GAC hull cleaning system would revolutionise shipping industry
November 5 ESPO: Port of Koper wins ESPO Award 2014
Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Second Amendment) Bill, 2013
Kaohsiung: Port of Kaohsiung Confirmed as First ESPO EcoPort in the Asia-Pacific Region
Taichung: Hitachi Fortune Transformer, Inc., a joint venture of Japanese and Taiwanese investors, held a Beam-raising ceremony for a new plant in the Taichung Free Trade Zone
TIPC: Invitations to Bid to be Announced Soon for Lots at Taipei Port’s Offshore Logistics & Warehouse Center
November 6 Rotterdam: Operators given own place in InlandLinks
Gothenburg: Robotised hull cleaning
November 7 St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Regular meeting of representatives of the Baltic ports
Montreal: Restoration Project of Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal Serving Cruise Ships
Long Beach: Long Beach Terminals Work to Clear Congestion
November 9 Abu Dhabi: Khalifa Port sets region’s record for turnaround time for trucks
November 10 Fremantle: Acting Prime Minister opens Rous Head and two rail projects
Mundra, Adani: Adani Ports consolidated PAT for Q2FY15 increases by 68% to Rs.574 crores
Busan: BPA President Lim Ki-tack Markets Busan Port in London England
Busan: FMF Paid Visit to Busan New Port
November 11 AAPA: AAPA Honors Three For Port Industry Service
Gladstone: Studies to show how marine megafauna are utilising habitats in Port Curtis
MPA, Singapore: MPA working with industry to minimise any disruption to bunker supply in Port of Singapore
October Hamburg: HPA completes Circular Junction Works at Roßweg; Fundamental Refurbishment of the Howaldt Bridge to start in the Spring of 2015
Yokohama: Nation's first "energy saving type yard illumination" practical test
Maldives Ports: Maldives Ports Limited and Cochin Port Terminal discussed to explore the Opportunities to Commence Weekly Shipping Cargo Services to Male
Saigon: Cargo through port system increased by 22%
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Foreign vehicle exporters to use H’tota as transshipment port



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