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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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October 15 Riga: The Freeport of Riga boasts 13.8 % growth of cargo turnover
Oslo: Yilport Holding and Port of Oslo Seal the Deal
Canaveral: Moody's Upgrades Port Canaveral's Bond Rating
PMO, Iran: Technology of Boom Installation on Containeering Cranes at Shahid Rajaee Port
Subic Bay: SBMA mulls new traffic rules amid growing truck flow
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Biggest-ever bunker supply at Hambantota Port begins
October 16 Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles September Container Volumes Increase 9%, Strongest Month Since August 2006
Seattle: 2014 Seattle cruise season exceeds estimates, more in 2015
Hong Kong: Oilex and HNS Exercise test marine pollution responses
Sohar: SOHAR to join an elite group of global ports offering ship-to-ship LNG services
October 17 Helsinki: Port of Helsinki and Metsä Fibre Oy to prepare pulp exports of Äänekoski bioproduct mill through Vuosaari Harbour
Busan: BPA Signs Agreement for Industry-Academia Cooperation with Dong-A Univ.
MPA, Singapore: Singapore's MPA further discuss with European Port Authorities on harmonising LNG bunkering standards and procedures
MPA, Singapore: Joint Oil Spill Exercise to Test Response Capabilities
October 19 Chittagong: Measures to be taken in Prevention of Ebola virus at Chittagong Port
Abu Dhabi: Khalifa Port’s productivity level grows by 36%
October 20 Antwerp: Singapore’s MPA discuss LNG bunkering standards and procedures
Montreal: Canest Transit Inaugurates Its Cleaning and Containerization Terminal for Agricultural Products
Miami: Florida East Coast Railway and PortMiami announce the Sunshine Gateway
Sohar: SOHAR among Omani delegation to Japan
October 21 Hamburg: HPA completes Circular Junction Works at Roßweg; Fundamental Refurbishment of the Howaldt Bridge to start in the Spring of 2015
Stockholm: 467,000 cruise passengers visited Ports of Stockholm
Long Beach: Cargo Climbs in September
October 22 Antwerp: Colombian maritime professionals to be trained in Antwerp
Amsterdam: Oiltanking Amsterdam: On with energy
AAPA: ‘Hit the HMT Target!’ Letter Amasses Over 400 Backers; Moves To Congress
October 23 Antwerp: Port of Antwerp on course for new record year after strong third quarter 
Barcelona: The shipping company ZIM resumes calls in Barcelona
Gothenburg: More refugees take to cargo ships in the face of growing international unrest
Oakland: September Was Busiest Month at The Port Of Oakland in More Than a Year
October 24 Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam shows slight increase in throughput
St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Cruise ship "Marco Polo" called
Long Beach: Commission Makes Executive Appointments
Stockton: Stockton Taking Steps to Remove Hyacinth
Panama Canal: First Gate for the New Locks in the Pacific Transits the Panama Canal
October 26 Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi welcomes first ship of the new cruise season
October 27 Bilbao: Finnlines adds a new port of call in Estonia
Stockholm: A port emerges from the sea
Gothenburg: Third-quarter rise in container traffic
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Sets Visitor Record During Centennial Year
Abu Dhabi: ADT handles 2 million containers at Khalifa Port
October 28 Barcelona: Investing EU funds for a sustainable and efficient European logistics network: the Mediterranean port alternative
Longview: Port of Longview Agrees to Take Over Willow Grove Park
Port Authority of NSW: Newcastle's cruise season commences
Busan: Busan Port Handled 1.510 Mil. TEU in Sept, 6.7% Up YOY
Busan: The Governor of Victoria, Australia Visits Busan Port
October 29 Subic Bay: More shipping lines eyeing Subic Freeport
October Sines: PSA Sines celebrates the handling of 1 Million TEUs
Panama Maritime Authority: Surveillance in national ports is strengthened because of health alert
Kolkata: All Time Record Container Traffic
Hakata: Maiden Call of Cruise Ship, Amsterdam



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