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Save the date: 2023 World Ports Conference in Abu Dhabi

October 07, 2022

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The follow-up and implementation of the ‘Closing the Gaps’ exercise agenda will shape the programme and format of next year’s IAPH World Ports Conference. The dates have now been set for 31 October – 2 November 2023 and the event will be organised in partnership with host sponsor Abu Dhabi Ports and our events and media partner S&P Global. The programme will be set against the multiple headwinds that ports are facing. Geopolitical tensions, an energy crisis, global inflation, post-pandemic disru

IAPH Board and Council met at IMO headquarters in London

December 02, 2022

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Members of the IAPH Board and Council gatheredin person earlier this week at the IMO headquarters in London. On Monday, Board members met with IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim and his leadership team, exchanging views on international regulatory priorities regarding decarbonisation of shipping and the introduction of the maritime single window. The IMO secretary-general expressed his appreciation for the pro-active role IAPH playsin supporting the IMO agenda. Board members then proceeded with th

IAPH president visited UNCTAD headquarters in Geneva

December 02, 2022

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IAPH president Capt K. Subramaniam was invited to attend a session on the geography of trade and the role of supply chains, including ports, during the annual meeting of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Commission, which was held last week at the UNCTAD headquarters in Geneva. Inhis presentation, Capt Subra discussed the significance of maritime transport for international trade, the changes and evolutions in maritime trade and the role of ports. He emphasised ongoing disruptions in maritime sup

IAPH attended Smart Ports conference in Barcelona

December 02, 2022

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IAPH attended theSmart Ports: Piers of the Futureconference in Barcelona from 15 to 17 November, a hugely successful event co-organised by the Port of Barcelona and ChainPort partner ports, that attracted 4000 viewers. IAPH technical directorAntonis Michail moderated a session on decarbonisation and respective emerging port business models. In a lively panel discussion set-up, Antonis addressed the topic together with Elvir Dzanic, president and CEO of the Port of Gothenburg, Hector Calls, head

Register now for Maritime Single Window symposium

December 02, 2022

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Registration is now open for IAPH regular and associate members who are interested in attending the joint IMO-IAPH-BIMCO symposium being organised at the IMO headquarters in London on 18-19 January,just under one year before the 2024 deadline for member states to implementthe IMO Maritime Single Window requirement. Practical case studies of successful single windows and useful tools and guidelines to support implementationwill be offered at the symposium. It followsthe recent webinarexplaining

Results IAPH Climate and Energy committee meeting

December 02, 2022

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The IAPH Climate and Energy committee met virtually on 10 November during a well-attended session by more than forty IAPH members. Central item on the agenda was the decarbonisation of shipping and the preparation of the respective IAPH input and viewpoints ahead of the forthcoming IMO meetings, the intersessional working group on GHG (ISWG-GHG 13) on 5-9 December and MEPC 79 on 12-16 December. The committee reflected in particular on market-based measures, the revision of the IMO GHG strategy,

Calling all cruise ports: join our OPS survey

December 02, 2022

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The IAPH Cruise Committee has set itself the task to create an overview of current and concretely planned onshore power supply (OPS) installations in cruise ports worldwide. To facilitate this process,an online surveyhas been created. Results are intended for internal use in the IAPH Cruise Committee and individual responses will be treated confidentially. We encourage all cruise ports to take the survey. Even if your port currently doesn’t have OPS installations or no concrete plans to invest i

Next Harbor Café on robotics and pollution prevention

December 02, 2022

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Our final IAPH Africa and EuropeRegion Harbor Café for the year will happen online on Friday 9 December between 9.00 and 10.30 AMCET. Again they will be co-hosted by our vice-president for Europe Jens Meier and Africa vice-presidentMichael Luguje. This time our port members will explore various innovations overcoming surface water and debris pollution through robotics andautomationin a port. We will be having case study showcases in the air, on the water and underwater from the Ports of Hamburg

Mr. Eranda Kotelawala, Solomon Islands Ports Authority, was selected as Vice President for the Asia, South East and Oceania Region (2021-2023)

November 22, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Mr. Eranda Kotelawala, CEO of Solomon Islands Ports Authority, Solomon Islands was elected as Vice President for the Asia, South East and Oceania Region by the vote of confidence to fill the vacancy of the position. Based on Article 21 of the IAPH Constitution, he shall take office on November 22, 2022, until Annual General Meeting during the IAPH World Ports Conference in 2023. We hope he will contribute to the activities of the IAPH.

Welcome! Indian Maritime University from India

November 11, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Indian Maritime University has joined the IAPH as an associate member. Indian Maritime University (IMU), established in 2008 as a Central University, is poised to play a key role in developing trained human resources for the maritime sector. IMU presently offers Diploma, Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, and Post Graduate Degree courses in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Ship Building & Repair, Maritime Management, Doctor

IAPH vice-president José Firmo at COP27

November 11, 2022

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The27thUN Climate Change Conference (COP 27)is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, during this and next week. IAPH is represented at the summit by its vice-president for Central and South America José Firmo, the CEO of Porto do Açu in Brazil. Tomorrow, José will be participating in a side event on the production of future marine fuels and the opportunities this creates for renewable energy production in developing countries. The event is jointly organised by the International Maritime Organiza

New CMF bunker checklists include liquid hydrogen

November 11, 2022

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The IAPH Clean Marine Fuels (CMF) Working Group has published a total of six new checklists, which cater for both ship-to-ship and truck-to-ship bunkering operations of liquefied gasses as a marine fuel at ports. Following the sterling work of the members of the working group, these checklists, which are applicable to LNG and liquefied biogas, but also to liquid hydrogen,will contribute in a very concrete way towards the energy transition of shipping.The harmonised bunker checklists reflect the

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