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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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September 8 Kenya Ports Authority: Record Performance 2015
September 16 Hamburg: Straightening out Traffic: HPA opens Northern Access Road to Altenwerder to Traffic
Amsterdam: KLM, Schiphol Group, Delft University of Technology, Port of Amsterdam and NS Dutch Railways launch new innovation fund
Bilbao: Port and River of Bilbao Foundation promotes work experience placements programme
September 17 Bulgarian Ports: Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency visited the Coastal Center Varna
Rotterdam: MgAubel and Port of Rotterdam Authority concrete repair pilot
Zeeland Seaport: CMA-CGM improves its Africa service with an weekly call in VLISSINGEN
September 18 Abidjan: Inauguration of Mole of Port of Pêche
APM Terminals: APM Terminals Liberia Volume Growth an Indicator of Liberian Economic Recovery and Progress
Canaveral: NYK to Offer Monthly Car Carrier Service from Port Canaveral
Long Beach: Port Weighs Options for Vacant Terminal Island Site
Miami: Big ships welcome now at PortMiami!
Auckland: Auckland's port continues to support Sea Scouting in New Zealand
September 19 Mumbai: Coast Guard’s Coastal Clean Up Drive Gets Fillip from Mumbai Port Trust
September 21 Sines: President of Ports of Cape Verde Meets With APS
Transnet, South Africa: Transnet Port Terminals award bursaries as part of World Maritime Celebrations
Stockholm: New way to apply for access authorization
Georgia Ports Authority: GPA Reports 16.6 Percent Container Growth Since January
Oakland: Dredging season: Port of Oakland gets down and dirty again
San Diego: Port of San Diego Celebrates Green Port Month throughout September 2015
September 22 Panama Canal: Panama Canal 2015-2016 Cruise Season Begins October 3
September 23 Stockholm: Ports of Stockholm commits to photovoltaic systems
Canaveral: Walsh Tenure as Port Canaveral CEO Ends in January
Long Beach / Los Angeles: Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Update Clean Air Action Plan
Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: Improving Operational Efficiency of Major Ports is Main Focus of the Government, says Shri Nitin Gadkari
Tanjung Pelepas: Records 800,000 TEUs in August
September 24 Los Angeles: LA County Metro Board Approves $4.9 Million for Sampson Way Realignment Project along LA Waterfront
September 25 Rotterdam: LNG ice cream
Georgia Ports Authority: GPA Marks Sixth Record Year, Reviews $142M Improvement Plan
Auckland: Ports of Auckland and Shipping Industry Helping Make Life Safer for Bryde's Whales
MPA, Singapore: Sectoral Tripartite Committee for Transport (Sea) Rolls Out Key Initiatives to Promote and Profile Maritime Careers
September 28 Rotterdam: Follow dredging on Maasvlakte 2 live
Oslo: Vessel Traffic Service to Horten
Norwegian Coastal Administration: New Norwegian regulations regarding the use of Vessel Traffic Service Areas and the use of specific waters
September 29 Gothenburg: Great start for the Port of Gothenburg’s environmental discounts
September Sydney: myPorts August 2015
PMO, Iran: Removing Ship Wrecks from Arvand Rud Continues