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Jan 26
Hamburg Conference program goes live!

Our conference host, Hamburg Port Authority, has recently posted the detailed and comprehensive conference program for the upcoming 29th IAPH World Ports Conference, 1-5 June 2015. Visit the conference website now to find out more about exciting business and social programs that will be unfolded in Hamburg this June.

Thanks to our host, the deadline for early bird registration has been extended to the end of this month, 31 January.  So why not register today?
Nov 5

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

The deadline has been extended to 31 January 2015!

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

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January 7 Amsterdam: Amsterdam Port Region Ports Record 1.7% Transhipment Increase in 2014
Stockholm: Congestion taxes for all vehicles in Stockholm
January 8 Rotterdam: Pieter Schelte – the biggest ship in the world – has arrived in Rotterdam
Canaveral: Upgraded Bulk Conveyor System at Canaveral Gets First Use
Miami: PortMiami Foreign Trade Zone 281 hits 3,000,000 square foot mark
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Signs Cooperation Agreement with Port of Lake Charles
PMO, Iran: A Ship with 13 Meters Draft Berths at Imam Khomeini Port
Eastland Port, NZ: Hōkūle'a sailing along East Coast
PSA International: PSA Marine Expands its Towage Presence into Middle East
January 9 CHCL, Mauritius: Request for Expression of Interest: Consultancy Services pertaining to procurement of Ship To Shore and Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes
Zeeland Seaports: Zeeland Seaports continues to grow as food port
Bilbao: Basque Minister Oregi presents Bilbao Port Authority with EMAS for environmental performance
Auckland: Auckland Proving Popular Amongst Cruise Goers
Subic Bay: Maersk makes maiden voyage to Port of Subic
January 11 Busan: The World's Largest Container Vessel MSC OSCAR (19,224TEU) Entered Busan Port
January 12 APM Terminals: APM Terminals equipment investments continue at Algeciras and Apapa
Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Appoints Maria Bleavins as Chief Financial Officer
January 13 Georgia Ports Authority: Gulf States Adds 55,000 Square Feet
Oakland: Port of Oakland Broke All-Time Cargo Handling Record in 2014
Fremantle: Fremantle Port nesting sanctuary assists fairy tern conservation
Mongla: Farewell to Ex-Chairman
PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea: PNG Ports ready to operate new Lae Tidal Basin
January 14 Riga: Riga port finishes the year with the historically best results
Stockholm: See the film about the new Port of Kapellskär
San Diego: Port Approves Funding for Environmental Education
Sohar: SOHAR eyes expanding role in packaging industries
January 15 Cork: Port invests over €1.5m in upgrading Cobh Cruise Terminal
Zeeland Seaports: Ship waste collection with less hassle at Zeeland Seaports
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust: JNPT announces Calendar Year 2014 Results
January 16 Nigerian Ports Authority: NPA Commissions Waste Management Trucks in Tincan
Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Container Volumes Up 6% in 2014; Busiest Year Since 2007
MPA, Singapore: Singapore's 2014 Maritime Performance
January 18 PMO, Iran: Executive Operations to Connect Chabahar to Railway Grid Commenced
Busan: Uruguay Speaker of the House of Representatives Visits Busan New Port
January 19 Rotterdam: Throughput port of Rotterdam up 1%
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Expansion Update: First Gate Installed in Pacific New Locks
PSA International: PSA Container Throughput Performance for 2014
January 20 National Ports Authority, Morocco: Djibouti delegation visit to ANP
Amsterdam: Collaboration with India Reinforced: Gujarat Ports Infrastructure & Development Co. Ltd. Signs Letter of Intent
Bilbao: Port of Bilbao to continue with its guided visits
Long Beach: Port Sees Third-Busiest Year Ever
Abu Dhabi: Maritime Training Centre Offers 1st Lifeboat Training in GCC
January APS, Portugal: APS introduces training initiatives in the Ports of Portimão and Faro
Panama Maritime Authority: New Automatic Discounts for Newly Built Ships
Stockton, California: Port of Stockton sets record for shipping in 2014
Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: Ministry of Shipping: Sailing to New Possibilities
Hakata: 2014 PR Activities in Overseas
Maldives Ports: Male’ Commercial Harbour cleaning program
Saigon: Five-star cruise ship Star Pride visits Binh Dinh



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