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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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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.

■ Presentations
■ Photos
■ 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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August 15 Bulgarian Ports Co.: Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Minister of Transport Ivaylo Moskovski and Director General of Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company Anguel Zabourtov opened the Coastal Center in Varna
August 19 Sines: MSC New York of 16.652 TEU and 399M Calls Sines
August 20 South Port NZ: Records feature in South Port’s full year result
August 21 Sines: Sines’ Maritime Authority With New Facilities
August 22 St. Petersburg, Marine Façade: Maiden call of the Magellan cruise ship
August 23 Nigerian Ports Authority: Q1 2015- Nigerian Ports Starts Strong
August 25 Cork: Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Report Over 10 Million Tonnes of Trade Traffic in 2014
Norwegian Coastal Administration: Sharing emergency response resources in northern Norway
Oakland: What's in the box? Top commodities at Port of Oakland
August 26 APM Terminals: APM Terminals Q2 2015 Interim Report
Canaveral: Port Chairman Urges Community to Await Outcomes of Federal Review
Long Beach: Port’s New Sponsorship Policy to Broaden Outreach
Hakata: The Result of Demonstrational Experiment of LED Yard Illumination at Hakata Port Container Terminal
Hakata: On-site tour of Myanmar Port Authority
August 27 Amsterdam: Maiden Call for the world's largest ro-ro ship in the Port of Amsterdam
Amsterdam: World’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier calls at the port of Amsterdam
Bilbao: Algerian company CNAN Nord makes first call at Bilbao
Stockholm: Stockholm Norvik Port deliberations in the Land and Environmental Court of Appeal
Napier, NZ: Napier Port Gears Up for More Growth – New Cranes Arrive
August 28 Riga: Belgian and Dutch port managers will visit the Freeport of Riga
Long Beach: Rail Is Key to Port of the Future
Longview: Prospective Energy Customer to Provide Expanded Proposal
Jawaharlal Nehru: Visit of Korean delegation to JNPT 
August 31 Amsterdam: Single port management system for Rotterdam and Amsterdam ports
Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam Authority wants to construct a deep sea port in Indonesia
Georgia Ports Authority: Georgia Hooks Trident Seafoods
September 1 Rotterdam: Hans Nagtegaal Head of Containers at Port of Rotterdam Authority
Oakland: Vessel traffic jam in San Francisco Bay fading
APM Terminals: APM Terminals Pipavav Starts New Ro/Ro Service
August San Diego: Hiring of New ILWU Local 29 Workers Signifies Increase in Maritime Business
Palm Beach: Port of Palm Beach August Newsletter
PMO, Iran: Promoting Equipment Operational Preparedness
PMO, Iran: Nairobi Convention Enters into Force in Iranian Waters