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December 17
IAPH Mid-term Conference 2016 will meet in Panama City

Hosted by Panama Maritime Authority, IAPH will meet in Panama City, Panama, 10-13 May 2016, for its Mid-term Conference.  As the conference coincides with the completion of the Panama Canal Expansion, it will provide an excellent platform to discuss the effects of the expanded Canal on world maritime trade. The outline of the event is as follows:

10 May (Tue)  IAPH Officers Meeting
Welcome Reception for Early Arrivals
11 May (Wed) Technical Committee Meetings
Women’s Forum Meetings
Board of Directors Meeting
Welcome Dinner
12 May (Thu) Conference Opening
Working Sessions 1, 2 and 3
Gala Dinner
13 May (Fri) Technical visit to Manzanillo International Terminal and the Panama Canal

A dedicated conference website is scheduled to be launched at the beginning of January 2016 with full details of the conference program and registration.

November 7
IAPH observes the 60th anniversary!

IAPH observed its 60th anniversary on November 7, 2015. On this day back in 1955, IAPH was founded in Los Angeles, USA, with some 100 delegates from 38 ports and maritime organizations in 14 countries gathering to announce the birth of IAPH.  Over the past six decades, IAPH has steadily developed into a global alliance of ports, representing today some 180 ports and some 140 port-related businesses in 90 countries. The member ports together handle well over 60% of the world's sea-borne trade and nearly 70% of the world container traffic. 

November 4
IAPH Women’s Scholarship launched

In compliance with the resolution adopted at the IAPH Hamburg Conference in June 2015, the IAPH Women's Forum Scholarship has just been launched, with calls for applications made last week.

If you are an enthusiastic female worker employed by an IAPH member port, you will become eligible to apply for and benefit from this program established to advance the status of women in the port industry.

■ Application period: November 13, 2015 to March 15, 2016 (deadline extended)
■ Selection procedure: Ad hoc Scholarship Committee established within the IAPH Women's Forum is to screen all applications and make a final decision on awarding scholarships.

If you wish to submit the application or have any questions about the scholarship, please contact IAPH Secretariat at info@iaphworldports.org

■ Announcement letter
■ Application guideline
■ Application form (MS Word): Annual Meeting Scholarship
■ Application form (MS Word): Biennial Training Scholarship

August 25

New online publications available

A couple of special committee reports have recently been published by IAPH on two hot topics of container terminal automation and business continuity plan (BCP), as follows.

■ The Study on Best Practices of Container Terminal Automation in the World
■ Report on the Survey Results on Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in Ports (in the event of any threats, interruptions or disasters)

The former is a product of research and study by Port Operations and Logistics Committee and the latter by Port Safety and Security field survey.  IAPH members with password can download the reports.

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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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January 23 Tanjung Pelepas: PTP Breaks 18,000 TEUs Record Load Milestone
January 25 Georgia Ports Authority: GPA Container Moves Grow 11.7 Percent in CY2015
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