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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

April 17
Sydney Conference makes a new record
Hosted by Sydney Ports Corporation (Grant Gilfillan, CEO & Director as pictured), IAPH Mid-term Conference and Board Meeting was successfully held in Sydney, Australia, 6-10 April, attracting more than 200 delegates from 35 nations – a record-breaking number for Mid-term conference.

At the opening ceremony on Tuesday, 8 April, the Honourable Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for Infrastructure delivered a keynote speech on the current port situation in Australia from a country wide and macro-economy perspective and officially declared the opening of the conference.

In the ensuing conference sessions, we heard from an excellent panel of speakers recruited worldwide on such stimulating topics as the expansion of the Panama Canal by Mr. Luis Ferreira, a global perspective of port automation by Dr Yvo Saanen, the salvage challenge of raising the Costa Concordia, etc.  All the presentations made are now posted on the conference website at http://www.iaphsydney2014.com/program

On the internal household matter, the Board of Directors meeting on 7 April adopted the resolution on Creation of a Council to replace the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee:
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Photos of the conference (facebook):  http://goo.gl/BCg6qc


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July 4

Karachi: Remarkable Port Handling Activities at Karachi Port Ending Financial Year (2013-14)

July 7

Long Beach: Boosting Terminal Productivity the Old-Fashioned Way

July 9

Morocco National Ports Agency: "Blue Flag" recognition awarded to Essaouira beach

July 10

Los Angeles: Ports of Los Angeles and Shanghai Launch ‘Ecopartnership’

July 11

Rotterdam: Pieter Schelte’ chooses Rotterdam


AAPA: AAPA Hails Passage of House Amendment To Hit HMT Funding Target

July 14


Oslo: Port of Oslo has chosen a new operator for Sjursøya container terminal


Zeeland: The latest issue of Port News is out now!


Nigerian Ports Authority: NPA Fully Committed To Attaining Its Vision Of Becoming The Leading Port In Africa


St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Passenger Port of St. Petersburg "Marine Façade" visited Deputy Consul General of the British Consulate - General in St. Petersburg

July 15

Antwerp: Port of Antwerp maintains growth trend


Aruba: Compass News July 2014


Los Angeles: June Container Volumes Increase Nearly 14%


Abu Dhabi: Students from Wollongong University study Abu Dhabi ports

July 16

Long Beach: Cargo Numbers Continue Climb


Mundra: Adani Ports & SEZ gets Environmental, CRZ nod for Mundra SEZ

July 18


Antwerp: Port of Antwerp plans to set up LNG bunkering station for barges


Riga: Vice president of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) visits the Freeport of Riga


Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam Authority’s financial result stayed virtually the same


Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam throughput grows by 0.6%


St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Outcome of the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg "Marine Façade" at "equator" of summer navigation


Panama Maritime Authority: The National Assembly rarifies Mr. Jorge Barakat as Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority

Subic Bay: SBMA H1 earnings increase by 62% to P738M


Saigon: 20th anniversary of the sister relationship between Osaka Port Japan and Saigon Port

July 19


MPA, Singapore: Launch of MPA-NHB S$500,000 Maritime Heritage Fund to Raise Profile of Singapore’s Maritime Heritage

July 21


AAPA: Port of Hueneme CEO Elected 2014/15 AAPA Chairman of the Board


Dept of Shipping, Gov of India: MoU for Waterways Development in Orissa


PSA International: PSA and ITE seal collaboration worth over $2 million to develop new generation of port specialists for Singapore’s future container terminals


Sri Lanka Ports Authority
Dansala at Hambantota Port
East Container Terminal under CPEP on smooth course

July 22

Marseille: Partners sign up for Marseilles intermodal project


APM Terminal
Perrigault SA to acquire APM Terminals Le Havre share


Infrastructure Partnership to acquire APM Terminals Virginia facility


BPA, MOF, KOTRA to Hold Busan New Port Distripark Investment Seminar Targeting Japanese Corps.
BPA to Hold Port Official Workshop in Busan


Sines: Mozambican Parliament Delegation visits the Sines port infrastructure



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