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Nov 5

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

The deadline for receipt of entries is 31 December 2014.

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

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:
>Please read more:

Photos of the conference (facebook):  http://goo.gl/BCg6qc


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November 12 Aalborg: Port of Aalborg to Ease Traffic in Eastern Suburbs
Panama Canal Authority: Final Shipment of New Gates for Canal Expansion Arrives in Panama
AAPA: Ports Association & MARAD Complete First Module Of Port Planning and Investment Toolkit
November 13 Gladstone: CCTV Surveillance to keep East Shores safe
Abu Dhabi: ADPC transfers RORO traffic to Khalifa Port
Sohar: Four more SMEs sign up to SOHAR Freezone at Business Opportunities Forum in Muscat
November 14 Canaveral: Port Canaveral Welcomes Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas
Hakata: JICA Port Site Training Program
PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea: New wharf facility launched
November 15 PMO, Iran: Iran among 15 Most Active IMO Member States
November 16 Abu Dhabi: ADPC welcomes ‘maiden caller’ AIDAaura at Zayed Port
November 17 Aarhus: Terms of Business 2015
National Ports Authority, Morocco: The New Port of Casablanca: Bringing the port community together
Georgia Ports Authority: Record growth continues at Georgia's ports
Los Angeles: October Container Volumes Increase 4.6% at the Port of Los Angeles
November 18 Antwerp: Port of Antwerp contributes to better management of water resources in South Benin
Antwerp: Eddy Bruyninckx receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Amsterdam: Port of Amsterdam wins IBJ Award ‘Best Specialist Dry Bulk Port’!
Rotterdam: Business sector and nature and environmental organisations enter into agreement on reduction of nitrogen depositions
Bilbao: Port of Bilbao optimises intenal rail accesses
Nagoya: The MOL BRAVO, a Japanese over-10,000 TEU container vessel, arrives at the Port of Nagoya
Sohar: SOHAR takes a fresh approach to food at World Trade Centre, Dubai
November 19 Long Beach: Incentive Programs Help Cut Emissions, Increase Trade
Miami: PortMiami #1 Port on the East Coast for Productivity and Performance
Ports North, Australia: Yorkeys Knob Celebrates Improved Cruise Ship Infrastructure
November 20 Helsinki: The cruise ship personnel service point in Hernesaari proved to be very popular
Helsinki: The Port of Helsinki's customer satisfaction is at a good level
Helsinki: The Port of Helsinki's traffic exhibiting steady growth
Nigerian Ports Authority: 3rd Quarter 2014 Report -Nigerian Ports Holds on to Growth Cargo Throughput
APM Terminals: APM Terminals Signs Expansion Plan for Tema
Aruba: Compass News October 2014
San Diego: Port to Move to Alternative Work Week Schedule
November 21 Nigerian Ports Authority: NPA Explore Business Collaboration in Miami USA
Barcelona: Port of Barcelona ranks third for productivity
Gothenburg: Port of Gothenburg paves the way for expansion in forest product exports
Seattle: Ports of Tacoma and Seattle urge President Obama to send federal mediators to resolve PMA-ILWU contract
November 23 Busan: BPA Holds Awards Ceremony for "2014 Children's Ocean Love Essay & Drawing Contest"
November 24 Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Earns 19 Awards for Cyber Security Operations Center, Communications Initiatives
Montreal: An Active Presence on Social Media
Panama Maritime Authority: Administrator of the PMA Opens VIII International Forum on International Ship and Port Facility Security
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: SLPA enters contract agreement with IHC for state-of-the-art Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Hambantota Port received 41 ships in October alone
November 25 Stockholm: Two-thirds of the groundwork for the new Värtahamnen has been completed
Oakland: Port of Oakland Names Maritime Business Development Manager
Subic Bay: NYK line makes first port call in Subic
MPA, Singapore: MPA Drives Sustainable Growth in the Maritime Industry
November Sines: Port Management Specialization Course visits the Port of Sines
Fremantle: Container trade land and rail projects completed
Port Authority of NSW: White Bay Cruise Terminal wins top national architecture award
Westports, Malaysia: Westports 3Q Net Profit Surges 33% On Higher Container Volume
Port Nelson: Mission to Seafarers officially opens its new home at Port Nelson



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