Visitors to IAPH Tokyo


September 20, 2019


Accompanied by his staff, Mr. Masamichi Morooka, President/CEO of Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), IAPH Regular Member based in Yokohama, Japan, visited with Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi at the IAPH head office in Tokyo to exchange views and opinions on the upcoming event organized by YKIP in Yokohama “Yokohama Maritime Forum 2019″. IAPH Working Groups on Environment Ship Index (ES) and Clean Marine Fuels are also meeting on 21 and 22 October in conjunction with the YMF 2019, celebrating the 160th anniversary of  the opening  of  Port Yokohama.  They confirmed a close tie of collaboration between IAPH and YKIP  existed in the past and will continue to do so in the years to come.  More details will follow.

Pictured from left to right:  Sakura Kuma, Masahiko Furuichi, Masamichi Morooka and Masayuki Harigai.

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September 18, 2019

IAPH Tokyo 20190918Accompanied by Masaharu Shinohara, IAPH Vice President for South/West, East & Middle East Region (Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation),

Mr. John Beckett, Chair of ICHCA International and Capt. Richard Brough, Head of ICHCA International, visited the IAPH head office on 18 September and they were greeted by Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi and his staff.

They exchanged views and opinions on various industry issues, including cybersecurity that is now posing a threat to the stability of port operations here and there in the world.  A joint effort is now underway between IAPH and ICHCA to effectively deal with the problem.

ICHCA is one of friendly organizations with whom IAPH concluded a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) for cooperation.