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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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November 11 Stockholm: Ports of Stockholm welcomes Gotlandsbåten to the Port of Nynäshamn
ESPO: Port of Dublin wins ESPO Award 2015, Port of Guadeloupe receives a special mention
November 12 JadeWeserPort, Wilhelmshaven: “Port Meets Onshore” in Göttingen
St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: “Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg “Marine Façade” PLC at the General meeting of member-organizations of the Northwest regional branch of the Russian Union of Travel Industry
Panama Canal: International Port Operators Show Interest in Bidding for Port of Corozal
Ports Dept., Brunei: Brunei Darussalam hosted the ASEAN Ports Association (APA) Meeting
Auckland: Consolidation enables Ports of Auckland to open up Onehunga Wharf land to Aucklanders
November 13 Antwerp: Port of Antwerp joins Flanders Port Area mission to Brazil and Chile
Oakland: Port of Oakland in talks to build Seaport Logistics Complex
MPA, Singapore: Green Ship Programme Reaches New Milestone with Addition of over 50 Ships under the Singapore Flag; SRS Tonnage Crosses 85th million GT
November 15 Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Move 704,588 TEUs in October
Sohar: World’s largest vehicle carrier docks at Sohar
November 16 bremenports: Port Statistics: data, facts and figures from the Ports of Bremen
Riga: The Freeport of Riga ambitious Krievu Island project has been commissioned
Nigerian Ports Authority: NPA Western Ports Safety Department Personnel Constitute Surveillance Team on Truck Standard
Georgia Ports Authority: October Container Volumes Up 3 Percent at GPA
November 17 Bilbao: Port Authority of Bilbao receives further recognition for promoting health in the workplace
Palm Beach: Port of Palm Beach Receives 5,000 Metric Tons of Steel Rebar
Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: India and Bangladesh Initial a Draft MoU on Passenger and Cruise Services on Coastal and Protocol Route
PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea: CPA PNG gets support from PNG Ports
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ports witnesses 36% volume increase in first ten months of 2015
November 18 HAROPA, France: HAROPA takes Action on Climate Change
Long Beach: Port Celebrates Women in International Trade
Nagoya: Monthly Statistics 2015
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Laugfs invest $80m for South Asia’s largest import/export LPG terminal
November 19 Antwerp: Port of Antwerp is a central hub for Russian trade and industry
Abidjan: The Malian Minister of Equipment, Transportation and the Opening Up Visit the Port of Abidjan
Amsterdam: Port of Amsterdam's acquisition of PTA strengthens Amsterdam's position in the international cruise market
Algeciras: Port of Algeciras Closes in on 100-Million-Tonne Throughput
Cayman Islands: Clement Reid head of Caribbean delegation for AAPA
Long Beach: Energizing the Future
Lyttelton Port Company: Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan is Milestone in Port Development
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: TUI Line’s Super Luxury Passenger Cruiser MV Mein Schiff 1 Calls Colombo
November 20 Rotterdam: LNG as fuel for inland water vessels - New LNG Masterplan Safety Studies available
Long Beach: Port Considers New Measure to Speed Cargo Flow
November 23 Transnet, South Africa: Transnet raises R12 billion loan
APM Terminals: APM Terminals opens Aqaba Logistics Village expansion
San Diego: Port of San Diego President & CEO Randa Coniglio Recognized with Women Who Mean Business Award
Georgia Ports Authority: Savannah Adds Peruvian Avocados to Perishable Imports
Los Angeles: Mayor Garcetti and U.S. Navy Announce Los Angeles Will Host Annual 'Fleet Week'
Busan: BPA Opens Innovation Academy
November 24 Rotterdam: Port launches unique virtual tour
Napier: Minister Opens Port’s Main Office and Crane Simulator
Subic Bay: Subic port eyes container freight station
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ports starts welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island
November Transnet, South Africa: Port Authority Maps Out Infrastructure Projects
Panama Maritime Authority: Decision of the Panamanian Supreme Court of Justice Supports the Use of the English Language in the Process of Registering Ships
PMO, Iran: Amirabad Third Generation Port on International Corridor
Maldives Ports: Saudi Defense Force Officials Meeting with the Management of MPL