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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.

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■ 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 9 Amsterdam: Inland Navigation Agreement Inspection Overview signed
Philippine Ports Authority: PPA nets 22% hike in income for 2015’s first four months
South Port, NZ: South Port Undertaking Due Diligence on Replacement Tug
PSA International: PSA Launches New Health@Home CSR Initiative
July 10 Rotterdam: Stena Line and the Port of Rotterdam agree to build a second berth at Europoort
Seattle: Ports of Seattle and Tacoma welcome multi-billion dollar state transportation package
Gladstone: GPC diversifies trade to become second largest log export operation in Australia
July 12 Le Havre, HAROPA: A new rail service between HAROPA and Vierzon
July 13 Helsinki: EU supports the infrastructure developments on Helsinki-Tallinn maritime link with EUR 30 million
Sines: APS Invests 2.8 Million Euros in the Ports of Algarve
Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Seeks to Expand Its Commitment to Develop Zero Emissions Technologies
July 14 Transnet, South Africa: Growing volumes power Transnet profit, capital investments jump
Long Beach: Port Names Managing Director of Communications
San Diego: Green Business Network Member Marine Group Boat Works Debuts Electric Vehicle Fleet
Oakland: Imports up in June for fourth straight month at Port of Oakland
July 15 Antwerp: Port Authority issues Request for Proposals to build and operate LNG bunkering & filling facility
Le Havre, HAROPA: Two partnership agreements signed to develop port logistics parks in the Seine area
Zeeland: Bulk Terminal Zeeland B.V. enters into contract with Zeeland Seaports
Bilbao: Traffic increases 3.22% in half year to June
July 16 Riga: The Freeport of Riga is ahead of its closest rival by almost 2.2 million tons
Rotterdam: Shtandart TT and Port of Rotterdam Authority terminate contract for tank terminal
Long Beach: Cargo Numbers Decrease in June
Miami: PortMiami welcomes the return of Hamburg Sud
MPA, Singapore: MPA pushing ahead with efforts to expand and develop strong core of Singaporean maritime talent
July 17 Marseille: Marseille Fos posts first-half growth in all cargo sectors
Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam throughput grows by 6.8%
Port Nelson: Nelson City Council and Port Nelson welcome Government support for Calwell Slipway Remediation Project
July 19 Busan: BPA Inks Amity Port Agreement with Ningbo Port
July 21 St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Six cruise ships at Passenger port of Saint Petersburg
Sines: Mexican Delegation of GPT (Alfa Group) Visited the Port of Sines
Seattle: Port of Seattle Maritime Director Sets Sail for New Job

Nigerian Ports Authority: MD, NPA Urges Contractors to Expedite Action on Ports Access Roads
Sines: Port of Sines Handles 21.8 Million Tons on the First Semester
PMO, Iran: Discounts Considered for International Shipping Lines
Transnet, South Africa: Transnet Awards Bid for Cape Town Cruise Terminal



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