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<2014>  
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
■ Los Angeles 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

February 14

Sydney Conference focuses on challenging topics

The upcoming IAPH Mid-term Conference in Sydney (6-10 April) presents you with a rare opportunity to hear from world leaders in their expert fields on highly relevant topics such as:



 ◆ Panama Canal Expansion Program
 ◆ Port Automation 
 ◆ Raising the Costa Concordia-the salvage challenge
 ◆ The effect of larger box ships on port infrastructure
 ◆ The challenge of bunkering LNG
 ◆ The global crack down on over-weight containers
 ◆ Managing the world's biggest ore and coal ports

For more details, please visit the dedicated conference website at http://www.iaphsydney2014.com/home
 

 
 
 
<2013>  

December 17

Sydney Conference Early Bird Registration expires on 31 January 2014

Hosted by Sydney Ports Corporation, IAPH Mid-term Ports Conference/Board Meeting will be held in Sydney, Australia, 6-10 April 2014.  It will be a milestone in the history of IAPH, as we will be taking a fresh look at the Association’s structure and decision-making process to deal more speedily and effectively with issues facing us in this rapidly changing world.

Our host, Sydney Ports Corporation, is formulating a stimulating conference program to address critical issues confronting us all in the challenging business environments, including a keynote address from the Panama Canal Authority detailing its US$6-billion Expansion Project and the dramatic affect the widened canal will have on global trade in 2015.

Find out more at http://www.iaphsydney2014.com/home


November 28

Fabulous Amsterdam 2013
Africa/Europe Regional meeting was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, hosted by the Port of Amsterdam (Mrs. Dertje Meijer, President and CEO), 20-22 November 2013. The port forum organized concurrently attracted more than 50 delegates, both IAPH members and non-members, where stimulating presentations were made and active discussions took place under the banner theme of “Our ports of the future – developing the potential”. The forum was officially opened by Mr. Freek Ossel, Aldermen and Vice Mayor, City of Amsterdam, stressing the importance of partnership of city and port as it has long existed in Amsterdam. Mrs. Dertje Meijer, President and CEO, Port of Amsterdam focused on the necessity for ports to employ corporate culture and create more value for all parties.  
 

November 28

IADC, a member of IAPH, offers you a free subscription to their publications!

Terra et Aqua (IADC journal)

Facts About (a 4-page document on dredging)


October 9

Registration open for the IAPH Sydney 2014
You may register online for the IAPH Mid-term Conference/Board Meeting, 6 – 10 April 2014, that will take place at Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia, hosted by Sydney Ports Corporation.

Super Early Bird will close on 31 October, so please register today to save more than 20%.

 

September 30

IMO acts on container weight verification
IMO's Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers met in London, 16 – 20 September, 2013 (DSC 18) and agreed to proposed changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention that will require verification of container weights before they are loaded on to ships. The agreed draft amendments of SOLAS regulation VI/2 and the relevant draft Guidelines will be referred to the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 93) in May 2014 for approval and adoption.

IAPH welcomes this IMO action as IAPH joined with BIMCO, ICS and WSC in issuing a joint press statement (4 September) to urge IMO to act on this critical issue.

More details on the outcome of DSC 18 are found on the IMO’s website.

 


September 18
IAPH Africa/Europe Regional Meeting, Amsterdam, 20-22 Nov
Under the theme of “Our ports of the future – developing the potential”, IAPH Africa/Europe Region will meet in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, hosted by the Port of Amsterdam (Mrs. Dertje Meijer, President & CEO).



Thanks to our host, relevant details of the program, registration and hotel accommodations are available online at:
http://www.portofamsterdam.nl/eng/iaph-meeting/

In conjunction with the Africa/Europe Regional Meeting, a joint meeting of IAPH Executive Committee (EXCO) and Long Range Planning/Review Committee (LRPR), known as the “Strategy Meeting” will be held on 20 and 22 November:

Nov 20 (Wed) 0900 to 1430 - Strategy Meeting Part 1  (Port of Amsterdam)
Nov 22 (Fri)  0800 to 0930 - Strategy Meeting Part 2  (NH-Barbizon Palace Hotel)

See you in Amsterdam in November!
 
July 29
President Gilfillan speaks in Tokyo
At the invitation of the Japanese Foundation for IAPH, IAPH President Grant Gilfillan, Chief Executive Officer/Director, Sydney Ports Corporation, Australia, visited Tokyo to make a keynote presentation at the IAPH Japan Seminar organized by the Japanese Foundation for IAPH in Tokyo, Japan, on July 24.

In front of some 100 participants, President Gilfillan kicked off his speech to promote IAPH by saying "For more than 50 years, the IAPH has been the loudest voice for global ports, and we really have delivered tangible outcomes that benefit us all in the world trade community." He went on to say that "IAPH is an impressive organization where hundreds of ports and their people together are always looking for better ways to improve efficiencies, safety and other issues of common concern." President Gilfillan touched upon the privatization of Sydney Ports-the successful sale of Port Botany and Port Kembra in New South Wales to a private consortium of investors in April 2013, saying that "it has opened the way for even greater potential for improved efficiency and innovation."

 
May 16
IAPH conference returns to the city of angels after 68 years!!
More than 500 participants from across the world assembled at JW Marriott at LA LIVE, downtown Los Angeles, USA, 6-10 May 2013, for the 28th IAPH World Ports Conference under the theme of Working on Today and Focusing on Tomorrow.  This most successful and fabulous gathering was hosted by the Port of Los Angeles (Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., Executive Director).

Four working sessions offered the participants an excellent forum to learn the latest trends of world economy, climate issues, logistics and safety, port community system, cruise, port finance and others.

IAPH members with password can download presentations at:
http://www.iaphworldports.org/library/WorkingSessions_LA2013.aspx

At the Plenary session, 9 May 2013, six resolutions were adopted to make clear the Association’s position on issues of concern.

1)  Resolution on LNG Fuelled Ships
2)  Resolution on Passenger Ship Safety
3)  Resolution on Piracy
4)  Resolution on the Verification of Container Weight in the Supply Chain
5)  Resolution on Urging Ratification of HNS Conventions
6)  Resolution Expressing Appreciation (to the host)

>Read more details

April 1
Join us in LA for the 28th IAPH World Ports Conference!
The 28th World Ports Conference is a must-attend event, if you wish to update yourself on what is currently happening in the world maritime scene and their implications to your port. Captain Richard Phillips, captain of the hijacked Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates will kick off sessions in LA by delivering a keynote address on his experience as a hostage. In the ensuing sessions, you will hear from a lineup of prominent speakers recruited from around the world on discussion topics that include:

 ・Piracy and efforts to curb piracy
 ・Best practices in port finance
 ・The emergence of LNG-powered vessels and handling/transport through ports
 ・Global warming and climate change
 ・Port Community Systems
 ・Port trucking logistics
 ・Zero Emissions strategies among global ports
 ・Managing the landside of the cruise business
 ・Advancing women in the port and maritime industries

Please check the agendas of IAPH technical committee meetings on May 6.   Anyone interested may join the meeting as an observer.

For more information, visit www.iaph2013.org, email information@iaph2013.org, or contact sales at sponsorships@iaph.org.
  
April 1
Asia/Oceania Regional Meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Attended by some 40 members from 15 countries in the IAPH Asia/Oceania Region, the IAPH Asia/Oceania Regional Meeting was held in St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, chaired by IAPH 1st Vice President Grant Gilfillan (Sydney Ports Corporation., Australia). The meeting was hosted by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC).

The attending IAPH members were invited to join the World Ports & Trade Summit organized by ADPC and Seatrade where stimulating panel discussions were made by prominent speakers recruited from around the world including several IAPH members. 

March 7
Join us in LA for the 28th IAPH World Ports Conference!
The 28th World Ports Conference is a must-attend event, if you wish to update yourself on what is currently happening in the world maritime scene and their implications to your port. Captain Richard Phillips, captain of the hijacked Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates will kick off sessions in LA by delivering a keynote address on his experience as a hostage. In the ensuing sessions, you will hear from a lineup of prominent speakers recruited from around the world on discussion topics that include:

 ・Piracy and efforts to curb piracy
 ・Best practices in port finance
 ・The emergence of LNG-powered vessels and handling/transport through ports
 ・Global warming and climate change
 ・Port Community Systems
 ・Port trucking logistics
 ・Zero Emissions strategies among global ports
 ・Managing the landside of the cruise business
 ・Advancing women in the port and maritime industries

For more information, visit www.iaph2013.org, email information@iaph2013.org, or contact sales at sponsorships@iaph.org.
  
March 6
IAPH Asia / Oceania Region will soon meet in Abu Dhabi, UAE

The IAPH Asia/Oceania Regional Meeting will be held on March 18 at St Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, in conjunction with the World Ports and Trade Summit (WPTS), March 19-20, hosted by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC).

IAPH members attending the Regional Meeting are entitled to complimentary registration for the WPTS, including its Award Gala Dinner on the evening of March 19 and a hosted tour of Khalifa Port, the newly commissioned state-of-the-art container port.

Registration and accommodations
 

February 7
Register now for IAPH Conference 2013!
If you register for the event by February 28, you will benefit from the discounted early-bird registration fees.  As from March 1, the fees will go up by US$250.

It is a must attend event, if you wish to update yourself on what is currently happening in the world maritime scene and their implications to your port. Captain Richard Phillips, captain of the hijacked Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates will kick off sessions in LA by delivering a keynote address on his experience as a hostage. In the ensuing sessions, you will hear from a lineup of prominent speakers recruited from around the world on such hot topics as the current global economic trends, environment/climate issues, logistics and port development, Port Community System, Women's Forum, Cruise and Port Finance.

See you in LA in May!

 
 
 
 
<2012>  
 
November 29
Registration is now open for IAPH LA Conf 2013

You can now register for the 28th IAPH World Ports Conference will be held in Los Angeles, USA, 6-10 May 2013. Our host, the Port of Los Angeles have secured an amazing venue for the event – the JW Marriott at LA LIVE and look forward to welcoming you all to LA next year.

For details, please visit the dedicated conference website at:
 

August 1
Details of IAPH awards 2013 are announced.
For sharing best practices and experiences, IAPH recognizes and honors excellence in port management and operations through its biennial award program. The 2013 IAPH award program comprises five awards, and IAPH members, individual or organization, can enter to win prizes.

Individual Awards (Essay Contest)
■ Akiyama Award
■ Los Angeles Open Award

Organizational Awards
■ Port Communications Award
■ Port Environment Award
■ Information Technology (IT) Award

http://www.iaphworldports.org/awards2013.aspx

 
June 1

A superb IAPH Mid-term conference staged in Jerusalem
Photo: Mr. Rami Hacham
Attended by over 200 delegates from 31 countries, IAPH Mid-term Conference and Board Meeting was held in Jerusalem, Israel, 21-24 May, hosted by Israel Ports Company. The Board of Directors meeting on 22 May unanimously adopted four resolutions to make its position clear on the issues of our major concern.

This conference marked a cornerstone in the history of IAPH in that the Board adopted a new IAPH vision statement, “The Global Ports’ Forum For Industry Collaboration and Excellence” and a new mission statement,
“Promoting the interest of ports worldwide through strong member relationships, collaboration and information-sharing that help resolve common issues, advance sustainable practices and continually improve how ports serve the maritime industries” in the face of new challenges and opportunities.

Our host, Israel Ports Company did a splendid job of organizing the event and welcoming us the participants in a very professional and warm manner. The Board of Directors adopted a Resolution Expressing Appreciation to them. Presentations made at the port forum sessions will be made available online at the conference website at:
http://www.iaph-jerusalem2012.com/

> Presentations at the Port Forum are available
http://www.iaph-jerusalem2012.com/conprogram.ehtml (Conference website)
http://www.iaphworldports.org/Library/Jerusalem2012/presentations.aspx (IAPH website)

> Memories of Jerusalem - photos are available at the conference website at:
http://www.iaph-jerusalem2012.com/Photo.ehtml

IAPH represented at the IMO’s Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on the London Protocol
Secretary General Susumu Naruse represented IAPH at the IMO’s Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on the London Protocol entitled “Protection of Urban Ports and Ocean Environment” in Jeju, Korea, 14-18 May 2012. At the opening ceremony, he delivered a speech focusing on the work done by IMO, especially programs related to promoting the London Protocol, as well as a long-standing cooperation between the IAPH and the IMO.

IAPH had earlier participated in the IMO’s project to develop “low technology guidance for the assessment of dredged” intended for developing ports by sponsoring the project by way of making a financial contribution and by reviewing the draft document from a port manager’s viewpoint. Developing ports are encouraged to use the guidance document entitled “Waste Assessment Guidance Training Set Extension for low-technology techniques for assessing dredged materials” that can be downloaded at
http://www.imo.org/blast/blastDataHelper.asp?data_id=30961&filename=WAGTE-Vers1.0.pdf

March 20
A splendid conference in Colombo!
Hosted by Sri Lanka Ports Authority (Chairman, Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama), the 12th IAPH Asia/Oceania Regional Meeting/Port Forum was successfully held in at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-9 March, 2012.

The Port of Colombo now playing its critical role of a transshipment hub in the Indian Ocean offered an excellent platform for nearly 50 IAPH members from 18 countries to assemble and discuss various issues under the overall theme of "Global Challenges-Impact on Asia/Oceania Region". Several hundred local delegates reportedly attended the Sri Lanka International Air Freight, Shipping and Logistics Expo, the country's first-ever expo that was held in tandem with the IAPH event.

The two-day event was officially opened by Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation on behalf of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, promoting Sri Lanka as a good investment center as well as a  key logistics center in the South Asian region.

Prior to the IAPH Regional Meeting on 9 March, three port forum sessions were organized on 8 March, where a number of stimulating presentations were made.

>Read more

February 20
Deadline for the early registration extended until 29 February
The Organizing Committee of the 2012 IAPH Mid-Term Conference and Board Meeting has been extended until the end of February, encouraging you to take advantage of the final opportunity to register for the Jerusalem conference at a discount.

Professor Stanley Fisher, the Governor of the Bank of Israel, will be delivering the conference keynote speaker, who was selected last year as the world's best central banker. The Transport Minister and Mayor of Jerusalem will also be joining us for the event.
Please visit the conference website at http://www.iaph-jerusalem2012.com to register!
 February 6
Early registration deadline approaching:  Jerusalem Mid-Term Conference Registration
The February 15th deadline for the early registration discount for the Jerusalem Mid-Term Conference is nearing.  The conference offers a stimulating professional program with many opportunties to mingle with collegues from ports around the world and discuss issues and challenges we are all facing.  The conference's keynote speaker is Dr. Stanley Fisher, the Governor of the Bank of Israel, who last year was named the world's best central banker.  Our host, the Israel Ports Company, has also organized an exciting social program that will take us to Jerusalem's holy and historical sites.  A special accompanying person's program is also being offered.

>Read more
    
 January 18
“Over-weight/incorrectly declared container issues”
IAPH is now conducting a survey of its member ports entitled “Over-weight/incorrectly declared container issues” to follow through its resolution adopted at the Busan Conference, May 2011 on the safety of containers in the supply chain and the press statement issued in December 2011 jointly with the World Shipping Council (WSC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and the Baltic International Maritime Council (BIMCO) on the need to weigh loaded containers.
・ Survey form in Word / PDF
IMO Regulations regarding container weight
  
  
 
<2011>  
 
 December 26
Season's greetings from Tokyo
We at the IAPH Tokyo secretariat wish our members and viewers a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!  Please note that our Tokyo offices will be closed from 29 December 2011 to 3 January 2012. 
 December 20
IAPH Africa/Europe Meeting successfully concluded in Antwerp
Attended by some 50 participants, the IAPH Africa/Europe Regional Meeting was successfully held in Antwerp, Belgium on December 7&8, 2011. During this two-day meeting hosted by Port of Antwerp (Mr. Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO), a number of stimulating presentations were made at Port Forum, such as world ports climate initiatives, ports in the global supply chain, etc .The Long Range Planning and Review Committee also met on the morning of December 7 to discuss a number of important internal issues.

The Minutes is available in the Committee Room. (Members only)
December 14
World ports and carriers united on the need to weigh loaded containers
IAPH joined with the World Shipping Council (WSC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Baltic International Maritime Council (BIMCO) to encourage the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to amend the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for stowing a loaded container on board a ship, that the ship and the port facility have a verified actual weight of the container.

>Read more
November 21
IAPH Africa/Europe Regional Meeting
IAPH Africa/Europe Region will meet in Antwerp, Belgium, 7-8 December 2011, hosted by Antwerp Port Authority. The venue is the port offices - Harbour House (Entrepotkaai 1, 2000 Antwerp).

A two-day port forum comprises three sessions devoted to three subject areas of "World Ports Climate Initiative", "Sustainable ports in the global supply chain" and "Port reception facilities for ship-generated wastes and cargo residues". After the meeting, participants can join the port roundtrip by boat with luncheon in the afternoon of December 8.

Prior to the meeting, one of IAPH's internal committees, Long Range Planning & Review Committee will meet at 0900-1030 hours, December 7, at the same venue.

>Program
>Registration
October 20

Vice President Grant Gilfillan visits IAPH
A delegation of Sydney Ports Corporation, Australia, headed by Mr. Bryan Smith, Chairman, and Mr. Grant Gilfillan, CEO (IAPH 1st Vice President) visited IAPH secretariat in Tokyo on October 18 and greeted by Secretary General Susumu Naruse and his staff. Mr. Lachlan Benson, Executive General Manager and Mr. Jason McGregor, Senior Manager Marketing, were also in the delegation.

On the same day, the delegation paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Norihiko Yamagata, Director General, Ports and Harbors Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan for the exchange of information on ports in Australia and Japan. After Tokyo the delegation travelled to Nagoya to participate in the Nagoya Port Seminar organized by Nagoya Port Authority on October 19 and to Yokkaichi to meet with officials of Yokkaichi Port Authority on October 20. Sydney has a sister-port affiliation in place with Nagoya and Yokkaichi to promote mutual understanding and cooperation.

October 07

President Knatz speaks in Tokyo
At the invitation of the Japanese Foundation for IAPH, President Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, visited Tokyo and made a keynote speech entitled "Creating 21st Century Ports" at the 24th IAPH Japan Seminar organized by the Foundation on 27 September, Tokyo, Japan.

In front of some 100 representatives of Japanese government ministries and agencies, port authorities, port experts and others attending this annual big event in the Japanese IAPH circle, President Knatz updated the audience on what the Port of Los Angeles has been focusing lately, e.g., its “Pier Pass” program to reduce traffic congestion, customer relations and business development, environmental leadership in “World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI)”, etc.


Secretary General Naruse speaks in Geneva

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) convened an Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on "Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: A Challenge for Global Ports", September 29 and 30, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

IAPH in consultative status with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 1973 was invited to make a presentation at its Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on "Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: A Challenge for Global Ports", September 29 and 30, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. Secretary General Susumu Naruse spoke on “Climate Change Impacts – Adaptation Measures in Ports” and Prof. Nicole von Lieberman, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany, spoke on “Climate Change Impacts on Port Development – A Case Study of the Port of Hamburg”.
> Read (documents) and listen (audio files) more

Upcoming IAPH meetings
> Africa/Europe Regional Meeting, Antwerp, Belgium, 7-8 December 2011
    ・Program 
    ・Registration

>Asia/Oceania Regional Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 9 – 10 March 2012
> Mid-term Ports Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 20-23 May

August 31, 2011
IAPH will be represented at UNCTAD’s port expert meeting
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is convening an Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on "Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: A Challenge for Global Ports", September 29 & 30, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. IAPH in consultative status with this UN body since 1973 has been invited to make a presentation at the meeting, and Secretary General Susumu Naruse and Prof. von Lieberman, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany, will attend it as IAPH representatives.

Anyone having an interest in a port is welcome. For full details, please visit the UNCTAD website.
 
August 26, 2011

Secretary General Naruse in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Invited by Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama, Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), Secretary General Susumu Naruse visited Colombo, Sri Lanka, in the first week of August to promote IAPH, especially the upcoming 12th IAPH Asia/Oceania Regional Meeting, 9-10 March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The event will be hosted by SLPA under the patronage of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In tandem with the IAPH meeting, Sri Lanka International Air Freight, Shipping and Logistics Expo, the country's first-ever expo, will be held from March 8 to 10, 2012 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), the same venue of the IAPH regional meeting. On August 3, a press conference was organized to launch the event, where Secretary General Naruse, Dr. Wickrama and Mr. Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Deputy Minister for Ports & Highways addressed the media in the country.

Please mark your calendar
IAPH Regional Meeting in Seattle, USA, 13 September 2011 (15:30-16:40)
in conjunction with the American Association of Port Authorities' 100th Annual Convention, September 11-15, 2011

IAPH Regional Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium, 7-8 December 2011

New publication is up on the IAPH website
A new digital publication entitled "Seaports and Climate Change-An Analysis of Adaptation Measures" is now available on the IAPH website. Prepared by IAPH Committee on Port Planning and Development (Chaired by Mr Wolfgang Hurtienne, Managing Director, Port of Hamburg Authority, Germany), it should serve as guidelines for port authorities and operators to identify climate change impacts on port development and operations and to formulate adaptation measures accordingly.
  

July 22,2011  
IAPH welcomes and supports the International Maritime Organization's new mandatory measures to reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) emissions from international shipping adopted at the 62nd session of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held in London, UK, July 15, 2011.By 2025, the IMO’s new energy efficiency design index standards will reduce GHG emissions by 30% among ships.
> Read more
 
July 1, 2011  
IAPH advocates for stronger anti-piracy measures and contributes to relief fund for victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
At the Busan Conference, May 2011, IAPH issued resolutions calling for tougher anti-piracy agreements and funding for Japanese disaster relief
> Read more
June 2, 2011  
IAPH Busan Conference - an excellent platform to share best practices and experiences
Four working sessions were organized on four subject areas of “world economy and global trade”, “climate change and ports”, “port logistics and community system” and “city and port”.  Some 30 speakers recruited from within the Association and from outside made an informative and stimulating presentation.
 
Dr. Geraldine Knatz sworn in as IAPH President
At the closing session, Dr. Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles, was unanimously elected as the 29th President of the Association, succeeding Mr. Gichiri Ndua.  In her inaugural address at the Plenary Session, 26 May, Dr. Knatz stressed the importance of promoting IAPH and reaching beyond IAPH membership during her two-year presidency.  She will serve as IAPH President until May 2013 when the Association will next meet for its biennial conference in Los Angeles, USA, 6-10 May 2013, hosted by Port of Los Angeles. 

Resolutions

At the Plenary held on 26 May, IAPH adopted six business resolutions on "container safety", "port infrastructure development", "ESI", "piracy" and "the Great East Japan Earthquake".
 
> Read more
  
May 24, 2011  
IAPH Busan Conference kicks off in grand style 
The  opening ceremony  was held on 24 May at the Busan Convention Center (BEXCO), Busan, Korea,  to  formally mark the launch of the 27th IAPH World Ports Conference – a biennial world ports summit.  The occasion was attended by over 700 delegates from the global port, shipping, tourism and logistics industries, as well as a number of VIP guests representing the local and national governments and international organizations with whom IAPH enjoys a friendly tie of cooperation.

The ceremony  began with a sparkling performance by the Busan Boys and Girls Choir, singing a pitch -perfect collection of Korean traditional  songs. The participants then had the opportunity to listen to a variety of distinguished guest speakers, including Mr. Jong-Hwan Chung, Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of Korea, Mr. Nam-Sik Hur, Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City, Mr. Ki-Tae Roh, President/CEO , Busan Port Authority, Mr. Gichiri Ndua, IAPH President, and others.
May 1, 2011  

There are only 22 days to go before the IAPH World Ports Conference, Busan Korea, 23-27!
If you have not yet registered for this biennial IAPH conference and world port summit, please register now at
http://www.iaph2011.kr

Technical Committees will meet on Monday, May 23 (10:00-1600) at Paradise Hotel.  Prior to that, Technical Committee Chairs Meeting will be held at the Paradise Hotel (0900-1000).

Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, May 24 (0830-0930) at Pre-Conference Board Meeting and Thursday, May 26 (1600-1700) at Post-Conference Board Meeting at BEXCO (Busan Convention Center).

Executive Committee (Exco) will meet on Thursday, May 26 (0800-0900) at BEXCO.

Plenary Session will be held on Thursday, May 26 (1400-1530) at BEXCO.

Apr 15, 2011

 

Speakers  for the Busan Conference finalized
We now have an impressive array of speakers confirmed for the upcoming The 27th IAPH World Ports Conference, 23-27 May. They will update you on what is happening in the current world maritime/port communities and provide you with an interesting insight into such issues as climate change, port logistics, city and port, cruise, etc.
> List of speakers
> Conference website

Thank you for your contributions!
IAPH Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund was established at the initiative of Leonids Loginovs, Chief Executive Officer, Freeport of Riga Authority, Latvia, to assist the Japanese ports, their workers and families in the devastated area through the Japan Red Cross. Our thanks go to the following contributors and their contributions  (as of April 14)

  • Freeport of Riga Authority, Latvia (US$10,000)
  • Aruba Ports Authority N.V., Netherlands Antilles (US$490)

 > Click here if you are willing to make a voluntary contribution
  

Mar 25

 
Japanese ports are safe
As previously reported, the five largest ports in Japan in terms of containers, namely, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe, are reportedly operating normally. Japan has also large import base ports for oil and bulk cargo such as Chiba and Wakayama, all of which are operating normally.

Although some vessels reportedly deviated from ports in Japan for fear of nuclear radiation, at the moment, no radiation risk in and around the ports in Tokyo Bay (nearest to the Fukushima area among the major ports) has been reported. You can find detailed information in the following reliable sources. 

> Ports and Harbors Bureau, Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism 
> Port of Tokyo 
> Port of Yokohama 

  
Feb 17  

Asia/Oceania Regional Meeting was held in Auckland
Attended by some 30 members in the region, the IAPH Asia/Oceania Region met on 11 February in Auckland, New Zealand. It was hosted by Ports of Auckland Limited (Mr. Tony Gibson, CEO). Prior to the meeting, forum sessions on four topics: “Supply Chains”, “Sustainability”, “Capacity” and “Protection/Risk/Security” were organized on 10 February, and we were honored to have Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Transport, New Zealand deliver key note address to open the forum.

> Minutes
> Presentations

 
<2010>  
IAPH President, Mr. Gichiri Ndua's interview by International Transport Journal in Hamburg 

Dec 13  
IAPH Africa/Europe Regional Meeting was held on December 6, at Snow Crest Hotel, Arusha,
Tanzania, in conjunction with the 8th PAPC (Pan-African Ports Cooperation) Conference, under the theme of "Improving Ports Performance to Fast-Track Africa's Economic
Development". Please click here to see the IAPH Regional Meeting minutes and PAPC Presenations.

Photo: PAPC (Pan-African Ports Cooperation)
   
October  
The IAPH Americas Regional Meeting is held in Halifax, Canada
Attended by some 10 IAPH members in the Region, the IAPH Americas (North/Central and South Americas) Regional Meeting was held in Halifax, Canada, 20 September, 2010, in conjunction with the 99th Annual AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities) Convention, 19-23 September. IAPH President Gichiri Ndua attended the meeting, as he was a guest invited by AAPA. Meeting Minutes is also available.

Photo: AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities)

June  
IAPH Mid-term Board Meeting in Savannah, Georgia
IAPH Mid Term Board Meeting and Port Forum with the theme of  Economic Recovery in the Maritime Trade was successfully hed in Savannah, Georgia , USA 7-9 Jun 2010 hosted by Georgia Ports Authority.
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May  
IAPH President and Secretary General speak at PIANC gatherings
President Gichiri Ndua and Secretary General Susumu Naruse were invited by PIANC to attend their 32nd Congress/125th Anniversary Celebrations in Liverpool, UK, 10-14 May 2010. President Ndua delivered his speech - "Setting the course" at the Congress Opening Ceremony on 11 May, attended by some 600 participants gathering from across the world.
Secretary General Naruse gave a presentation entitled IAPH Missions and Activities at the Annual General Assembly (AGA) on 10 May.

February  
IAPH Asia/Oceania Regional Meets in Bandung
IAPH Asia/Oceania Regional Meeting was successfully held in Bandung, Indonesia, February 3-5, 2010, hosted by Indonesia Port Corporations I, II, II and IV. Nearly 280 participants from 13 countries mostly in Asia and Oceania, especially Indonesia, participated in the event. >Read more


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