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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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June 23 Bilbao: Port Authority of Bilbao shares its cardioprotected area experiences
June 25 Bremenport: Students from Indonesia on study trip to Bremerhaven
Santa Marta: Port of Santa Marta was chosen by OAS as the terminal with best practices in corporate social responsibility and innovation
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Expansion Keeps Moving Forward
June 26 Long Beach: Former FedEx Canada President to Head Port
June 29 Israel Ports: Israel, US signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) of C-TPAT, AEO
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: MRIA, H'tota Port projects milestones with long-term plans
June 30 Gothenburg: Substantial discount for LNG-powered ships in the Port of Gothenburg
Gothenburg: Port of Gothenburg highlights Swedish exports in new web initiative
Abu Dhabi: Kizad welcomes McDonalds’ exclusive packaging provider
July 1 Antwerp: World Ports Climate Initiative launches website focused on LNG as shipping fuel
Amsterdam: World Ports Climate Initiative launches website focused on LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as shipping fuel
Rotterdam: LNG bunkering in Rotterdam now also possible for seagoing ships
Nigerian Ports Authority: NPA MD Seeks Cooperation with Port Of Hong Kong
St. Petersburg, Marine Facade: Passenger port of St. Petersburg "Marine facade" hits record accepting 14,204 passengers
Sydney: Amalgamated Port Authority Begins Operations
Subic Bay: SBMA, Singapore's Interflour Group close $30-M investment deal
July 3 Stockholm: New LNG website
Antwerp: Antwerp welcomes 1 billion dollar investment by ExxonMobil
APM Terminals: Investment at APM Terminals Algeciras puts Spain’s Largest Port on Top in the Mediterranean
PMO, Iran: Major Repair on Grain Transit Silo Electro motor of Imam Khomeini (RH) Port Relay upon Local Sources ability
July 4 Gladstone: Gladstone Ports Corporation donates $50,000 to community wellbeing projects in Central Queensland
Mundra: Adani Ports & SEZ to partner with the CMA CGM Group of France, the world’s 3rd largest container shipping line, to set up the fourth Container Terminal at Mundra Ahmedabad
Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Mv. MARE ATLANTICUM Makes Maiden Call At JCT SLPA Under New MSC GVA West Africa Service
July 6 St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: At the Passenger port Saint-Petersburg "Marine Facade" opened exhibition "Russian Pilots serving the Fatherland"
July 7 Busan: BPA Leads Advanced Singapore Research
July 8 Antwerp: Everyone’s a cAPPtain with the Port of Antwerp App
Fiji Ports: Installation of AIS System for Port Of Suva



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