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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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July 24 JadeWeserPort, Wilhelmshaven: The State and The Railway Company Have Reached an Agreement on The Upgrading Concept For The Oldenburg – Wilhelmshaven Line
July 27 Sines: ZALSINES Will Have a New Cold Warehouse
Georgia Ports Authority: GPA Achieves Record TEUs, Tonnage, Rail and RO/RO in FY15
July 28 Georgia Ports Authority: New Inland Terminal To Open in 2018
MPA, Singapore: Port of Singapore launches first Request For Proposal for LNG bunker supplier license
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ports successfully implements all-new terminal operating system at Zayed Port
July 29 PSA International: Chennai Port Commences New Train Shuttle for Import Containers from PSA CITPL to ICD TONDIARPET
July 30 Lyttelton, Port of Christchurch: LPC Rolleston Inland Port Construction and Customer Agreement
July 31 Fremantle: Climate research vessel in Fremantle
August 3 Canaveral: Norwegian Epic to Sail from Port Canaveral in November 2016
August 4 Sines: Delegation from The Port of Cabinda Visited the Port of Sines
Mumbai: Mumbai Port Trust Register Overall Growth in Cargo Handling
August 5 Stockholm: The port security team
August 6 Bilbao: Bilbao Port Authority to put new cruise terminal out to tender this summer
Sohar: Hanjin links SOHAR with main Asian ports
August 7 Rotterdam: Trial with free tyre check in port of Rotterdam
APM Terminals: APM Terminals Acquires Italian Refrigerated Container Terminal Facility to add to Vado Project
APM Terminals: SCCT Prepares for Expanded Canal Traffic Growth
Auckland: Automation being considered at Ports of Auckland
August 8 Oslo: Three cruise ships in one go
August 9 Panama Canal: To Mitigate Effects of “El Niño” Phenomenon, the Panama Canal Announces Draft Restrictions to Transiting Vessels
August 10 Jawaharlal Nehru: JN Port takes steps to regularise traffic and ease out congestion caused due to shut down at GTI
Mundra, Adani: Adani Ports consolidated PAT for Q1FY16 increases by 13% to Rs.641 crores - Consolidated cargo at 40 MMT grows by 17%
Taranaki: Welcome to Allan
August 11 Bilbao: Bilbao Port Authority puts first phase of Pancorbo Terminal development works out to tender
Seattle: Port of Seattle signs historic lease with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea: Manus port given facelift by PNG Ports
August 12 Subic Bay, Philippines: SBMA releases bigger revenue shares to neighboring LGUs
August 13 Transnet, South Africa: Transnet launches Carbon Calculator App
Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam Authority Invests €32 Million in Buoys and Dolphins
APM Terminals: APM Terminals Enters Colombia – invests in South America’s second busiest container port
Long Beach: Long Beach Sets Cargo Record
Gladstone: GPC to cease coal operations at Barney Point Terminal in 2016
August 14 Riga: The Freeport of Riga Authority presents the past and the present of the port
Longview: Port Appoints Former Director of Operations to Commission
Long Beach: Port Awarded $3.4 Million for Security
Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Container Volumes Decrease in July
Oakland: Port of Oakland imports jumped 8.7 percent in July
Dept of Shipping, Gov. of India: Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping and Mr. Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister Discuss Chabahar Port Development
August 15 Nagoya: Groundbreaking ceremony of Legoland held
Busan: Busan Port Handled 9.684 Mil. TEU of Cargo Volume in 1H15
August 16 Busan: The 5th President of BPA Inaugurated
August 17 Hamburg: At 70.8 million tons, Hamburg’s first half seaborne cargo throughput was just below the previous year’s
Seattle: Long-time employee named Interim Maritime Division Managing Director
TIPC: TIPC and ClassNK join forces in maritime training and research development
MPA, Singapore: IBM and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore collaborate in research to improve maritime and port operations using analytics-based technologies
August 18 Amsterdam: Transhipment increases by 1.3% in first half of 2015
Oslo: For Color Magic, July was nothing short of magical
Gothenburg: More regular traffic between Gothenburg and the United Kingdom
Abu Dhabi: Al Gharbia Pipe Company invests AED 1.1 Billion in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi to benefit GCC oil and gas industry
August 19 Northport, Malaysia: New tariff Effective 1 September 2015
July Rouen, HAROPA: Grain season : in progress for the 4th consecutive year
Stockton, California: SCB Enters into Agreement with Port of Stockton for the development of Grinding Facility to serve Northern California Construction Industry
Oakland: California ports call for support in Sacramento
Port Nelson: New Science and Technology Hub to Support Seafood Industry
Taichung: Port of Taichung, TIPC Announces Completion of the Port of Taichung Public Warehouse Park
August St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Passenger port of Saint Petersburg operation results for July 2015
PMO, Iran: Positive Performance of Shahid Rajaee Port Complex in One Year



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