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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:
>Please read more:

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


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August 20 Longview: Port of Longview on Track for Another Great Year for Cargo
San Diego: Port Accepts Vision for Integrated Planning Effort
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Updates Maersk Line on Expansion Program
August 21 Gothenburg: European trade up – global container traffic down
August 22 Rotterdam: Truckparking Rotterdam a success
APM Terminals: APM Terminals Virginia sale completed
Miami: PortMiami partnering with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to complete deepening project on schedule
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: H'tota Port a hive of activity
August 24 PMO, Iran: Determination of Major Operator of Shahid Rajaei Port
August 26 Nigerian Ports Authority: First Half 2014 Report: Nigerian Ports Record Cargothroughput Increase of 15.4%
Stockholm: Steep rise in container volumes at Ports of Stockholm
Long Beach: Port Raises Small Business Commitment
Hong Kong: "No Excessive Dark Smoke Emission From Vessels" leaflet
Subic Bay, Philippines: SBMA exceeds H1 2013 fiscal performance
August 27 Seattle: Port of Seattle Commission selects Ted J. Fick as next CEO
August 29 Panama Maritime Authority: PMA Will Create A Logistic Development Plan for the Sector of Puerto Armuelles and Vacamonte
Canaveral: Scrap Metal Exporter Pens New Terminal Agreement
August 31 St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Six cruise ships
Busan: Busan Port Container Throughput in July 1.547 Mil. TEUs, 2.0%↑ YOY
Busan: BPA-TU Delft Knowledge Exchange Seminar
September 1 Panama Canal: Panama Canal Generates Carbon Credits in International Market
Fremantle: KIC education programs garner award
September 2 Antwerp: Maintenance work starts on Wilmarsdonk church tower
Antwerp: New approach for combating oil spills on the water
Bremenports: Award for EUKOR Car Carriers: "Morning Linda" was the most eco-friendly seagoing vessel to call at the ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven in 2013
Rotterdam: DP World expands Liege terminal
Auckland: Ports of Auckland Increases Freight Rail Service to Bring Efficiencies
August Marseille: Marseilles Fos confirms cooperation with Morocco
Riga: The volume of cargo handled at the Freeport of Riga increased in all cargo segments
Sines: Port of Sines handles 17 Million tons and 596.474 TEU on the 1st semester
Transnet, South Africa: Transnet secures R6 billion in US locomotive funding guarantee
Napier: New Port Alliance Targets Growth
Nelson: Interisland ferry ‘’Kaitaki’’ arrived in Nelson
Philippines Ports Authority: Malacañang approves incentives for Batangas, ICTSI
Saigon: Vinalines seaports become joint stocks



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