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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:
http://www.iaphworldports.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=6ypK7wx3N5Q%3d&tabid=4780

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

 


 
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September 2 ESPO: Huelva, Koper, Lisbon, Marseille and Rotterdam on shortlist for ESPO Award 2014
September 3 Amsterdam: Does the Ebola virus in West Africa have any consequences for the port of Amsterdam and Amsterdam shipping traffic?
September 5 Hamburg: Business Figures for 2013: HPA invests in Expansion and Land Development Projects
St. Petersburg "Marine Facade": Five cruise ships
Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Receives EPA Grant for Emission Reduction Project
September 7 PMO, Iran: Registration of New Operating Records on Shahid Rajaee Port
September 8 Montreal: Port in the City Day: Montrealers discover their port
Long Beach: TTI: In It for the Long Haul
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Receives Third Shipment of Gates for Expansion
September 9 Riga: Sør-Trøndelag University College students visited the Freeport of Riga
Longview: Port of Longview Negotiations on LPG Terminal Processing
Busan: BPA-YGPA Ink Port Safety MOU to Prevent Disaster
September 10 Rotterdam: Giant reefer ship from South America makes maiden call
Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: Development of additional liquid bulk terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
Auckland: New Innovative Alliance to Open Up Supply Chain
Hualien: Sustainability, Heritage, Innovation: Restoring & Repurposing Wharf 1-3 Warehouses at the Port of Hualien
Abu Dhabi: Delegation from the State of Gujarat visits ADPC
September 11 Stockholm: Introduction of sobriety checkpoint at Frihamnen
Gothenburg: How the current situation in Russia is impacting on Swedish trade
Panama Maritime Authority: The National Authority for Governmental Innovation will Provide Technical Advice to the Panama Maritime Authority to Create a Secretariat of Logistics
Seattle: New CEO Ted J. Fick ready to "lead a vital economic engine for this region"
Keelung: Port of Keelung Operational Statistics in August, 2014
Kaohsiung: Major Enhancement to Port of Kaohsiung Wharves 115 – 117
Philippines Ports Authority: PPA, port operators to truck-out overstaying BOC-cleared boxes to Laguna
Subic Bay, Philippines: Subic's NCT-2 now Manila's extension port
September 12 ANP, Morocco: PORTNET continues its move towards paperless procedures through its one-stop shop
Long Beach: Port Helps Fund Homeless Center Garden and Solar Carport
AAPA: Maritime Projects Awarded Over $74 Million in TIGER VI Infrastructure Grants
September 14 PMO, Iran: Technology of Boom Installation on Containeering Cranes at Shahid Rajaee Port
September 15 Bilbao: The new Matxitxako lighthouse observatory allows scientists and the general public to watch marine birds and fauna
Long Beach: Cargo Numbers Slip in August
Maldives Ports: Celebrating 28 years of service
Ports Australia: Ports Australia welcomes long term plan for the Great Barrier Reef
September 16 Aarhus: Increasing Interest for Aarhus as a Cruise Destination
Miami: PortMiami Tunnel's successful first month of operations
San Diego: Port Releases New Video on Environmental Cleanup of Campbell Shipyard
September Sines: Port of Faro with high storage rate
Tarragona: The Port of Tarragona will be at FRUIT ATTRACTION 2014 as a fruit distribution hub for the Mediterranean and North Africa
Sohar: German-Omani joint venture expands in port bunkering services at SOHAR

 

 


 
 
 
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