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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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June 11

29th IAPH World Ports Conference
Smart conference in a smart port city

More than 900 delegates and accompanying person from across the world gathered in Hamburg to attend the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Germany, 1- 5 June, under the conference banner theme of “City of Hamburg – Calling at the smartPORT”.

Hamburg Port Authority (Mr. Jens Meier, Chairman of the Management Board), the conference host, provided an excellent stage to debate where the port industry will be heading for in the near future, covering such topics as megaships and their impacts, trends of global economy, global port competition, clean port air solutions, cruise, etc.  The debate was further enriched and reinforced, thanks to a wide variety of first- class guest speakers representing terminal operators, shipping lines, logistics service providers, transport consultants, futurology, politics, science, etc.

More details are found on the conference website.

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■ Video clips

The Hamburg conference was smart in that our host introduced for the very first time in the history of IAPH conferences a new IT application enabling the participants to view the conference program, presentations, etc. on their mobile phones and tablet computers and to interact with speakers and moderators via “Live polls” at working sessions on a real-time basis.

Our host provided the delegates with an excellent future vision of what a smart port would be like today and tomorrow through not only the conference sessions but also the port tours organized separately featuring port infrastructure, VTS, logistics services, On-Shore Power and Cruise.


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June 1 Hamburg: No More Traffic Jams in the Port of Hamburg: HPA and NXP Unveil Intelligent Traffic Light
June 7 Sohar: Oman Sugar Refinery Company LLC
June 10 Zeeland: Out now: the Zeeland Seaports Porthandbook 2015/16
Nagoya: Monthly Container Statistics 2015
PSA International: PSA Expands Port Network in China with New Project in Guangxi Beibu Gulf Region
June 11 Gothenburg: Stena Line location enquiry extended
Panama Canal: Panama Canal Expansion Begins Filling of New Locks
Sri Lanka: Colombo, Tuticorin ferry service to be revived
June 12 Amsterdam: City Council of Amsterdam votes with big majority in favour of the Vision 2030
APM Terminals: Major port investment in Ghana shows APM Terminals’ strong commitment to Africa
APM Terminals: APM Terminals to Double Cranes at Mobile and expand facility
Los Angeles: Ports of Los Angeles, Auckland and Guangzhou Establish Tripartite Ports Alliance
Auckland: Ports of Auckland welcomes 10 year charter between Seafuels and Z Energy
Sri Lanka: Colombo Port City to begin work soon
Saigon: Sai Gon Port to sell 16.5% of its stake
June 13 Port Klang: Port Klang Welcomes Quantum of The Seas’ Maiden Call
June 14 Abu Dhabi: ADEAREST / PSI establishes AED 50M manufacturing facility in Khalifa Port’s industrial zone
June 15 Gothenburg: Inter Pipeline acquires storage operations at the Port of Gothenburg
PSA International: PSA VOLTRI PRA Gears Up For The Future
Oakland: May Busiest Month in Nearly Four Years at Port of Oakland
June 16 Rotterdam: Three new container cranes arrive at ECT
San Diego: Port of San Diego, Mitsubishi Cement Corp. Sign Conditional Agreement
San Diego: Board Adopts FY 2015-2016 Budget with ‘Structural Surplus’
Canaveral: Carnival Magic Coming To Port Canaveral Earlier in 2016
Canaveral: GT USA Ready To Go To Work, Opens for Business at Port Canaveral
Busan: Busan Port-Kanazawa Port Ink MoU to Boost Cruise Industry
PMO, Iran: India to Invest 85 Million USD in Chabahar Port Phase I and another 110 Million USD in Other Phases
Sohar: Dutch is on the menu as SOHAR Hosts Annual Herring Party
June 17 HAROPA, France: HAROPA celebrates... the billionth bottle
Long Beach: Port Sees Strongest May in Nine Years
PNG Ports, Papua New Guinea: Major ports upgrade operating system
June 18 Rotterdam: Businesses, Port Authority and trade unions seek solutions for labour issue in container sector
St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: An agreement on cooperation in developing St. Petersburg cruise and ferry tourism is signed between the St. Petersburg Committee on Development of Tourism and “Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg “Marine Façade” PLC
Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Awards $1 Million in Community Grants to 32 Local Organizations
Tanjung Pelepas: PTP Contributes RM20,000 To Nepal Earthquake Victims
MPA, Singapore: MPA Academy and Centre for Liveable Cities Jointly Organise Lecture on Shipping, Cities and their Interdependencies
June 19 Auckland: Ports of Auckland, Guangzhou, LA, Form Alliance
June 22 Amsterdam: A Positive year for Port of Amsterdam
Hakata: On-site tour of Ministry of Transport of China
PSA International: PSA Singapore Terminals installs Solar Frontier’s Prototype Ultralight and Bendable CIS Modules at new Terminal Building
Abu Dhabi: MICCO to invest an initial AED 35 million in Khalifa Port’s Industrial Zone – Kizad
June 23 Transnet, South Africa: German bank’s R3 billion thumbs up for Transnet
Oakland: Port of Oakland takes step to speed up cargo flow
Hakata: Hakata Logistics IT System HiTS Ver.3
PSA International: Singapore Prime Minister Opens PSA’s Latest S$3.5 Billion Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 and 4 Development



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