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


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July 25 Namport, Namibia: New Container Terminal at The Port of Walvis Bay
July 27 Fremantle: Truck Productivity Study recommends the way forward
July 28  Georgia Ports Authority: GPA tops 3 million TEUs, sets tonnage record
Philippines Ports Authority: Shipping lines send sweepers to clear empty containers at Manila ports
July 29 Marseille: Container growth cheers mixed first-half at Marseilles Fos
Bremenports: Bremen’s government upgrades rail terminal in Bremerhaven
Palm Beach: Port Receives Nearly $2M in Security Grant Funding
July 30 Le Havre: Port of Le Havre has obtained the ISO 9001 certification
Kenya Ports Authority: Kenya Ports Authority’s Half Year Cargo Performance Up by 12.8 Percent
Zeeland: BOW Terminal responsible for storage & load transfers Gemini offshore wind farm
July 31 Transnet, South Africa: Transnet Port Terminal’s Berth 108/109 Back in Business After Undergoing Intensive Rehabilitation
August 1 Panama Canal: ACP and New Locks Contractor Incorporate Agreement to Complete Expansion
August 2 Miami: PortMiami Tunnel to open Sunday, August 3rd first official drive-thru!
August 3 Maldives Ports: Joint Campaign by MPL and MCS to donate one day wage to Gazza
August 4  Bibao: Petronor takes its first steps as a biorefinery
Canaveral: Canaveral Allocated $1.6 Million in 2014 Port Security Grant Funding
August 5  Ports North, Australia: Ports North welcomes P&O Cruises homeport announcement
Busan: Busan Port Handed -9.115Million TEU Container Cargo in 1H-3.5% Increase YOY, Processed Over 1.5Mil TEU in 4 Consecutive Months
August 6 Nigerian Ports Authority: EBOLA- NPA Issues Guidelines for Prevention of Spread in All Port Locations and Terminals
Mundra: Adani Ports PAT for Q1FY15 increases by 36% to Rs.568 crores
August 7 Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam takes measures to prevent delays
St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Passenger Port of St. Petersburg "Marine Façade" again takes the maximum number of ships
August 10 Dept of Shipping, Govt of India: Special Economic Zone (Sez) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
Abu Dhabi: ADPC congratulates ADT on 2 million man-hours LTI free
August 11 Cork: A Sailing Trip of a Lifetime for Eight Young Adults
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Port City, H’tota to complete before schedule
August 12 Marseille: Marseilles aims for mega-cruiship repair market
APM Terminals: APM Terminals invests to expand Turkish trade
Longview: Port of Longview C.E.O. Named to State Board
August 13 Georgia Ports Authority: Savannah achieves highest month ever for container cargo 
Auckland: New Port Alliance Targets Growth in Manawatu-Whanganui Region
August 14 Aarhus: More Swinging Space for the Large-scale Container Ships
Panama Maritime Authority: Panama Seeks to Develop In the Maritime Logistics Hub of the Region
Hong Kong: Seminar on prevention of dark smoke emissions held
Keelung: Port of Keelung Operational Statistics in July, 2014
MPA, Singapore: 51 Students Receive Over S$1.4 Million in Scholarships Awarded by the Singapore Maritime Industry for Local & Overseas Studies
August 15 Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles July Container Volumes Even With Previous Year; Year-to-Date Volumes Up 7.75
Panama Canal: The Panama Canal Celebrates 100 Years Connecting the World
Philippines Ports Authority: PPA, port operators to prioritize release of food shipments
August 18 Auckland: Ports of Auckland Welcomes New Tug, Hauraki
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Galle Harbour earns profit of Rs. 20 m
August 19 Amsterdam: Transhipment increases by more than 5% in first half year
Panama Maritime Authority: The Panama Maritime Authority Adopts the Measures of the World Health Organization (WHO) In Case of EBOLA
Long Beach: Port Contributes to Rescue of Local Birds
San Diego: Port of San Diego Seeking Executive Search Services for Position of Executive Director/CEO
August 20 APM Terminals: APM Terminals reports interim results
South Port, New Zealand: Record result in South Port’s milestone year
July  Barcelona: Exports channelled through the Port of Barcelona were more than 63% above pre-crisis records



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