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Welcome! Port Autonome de Cotonou from Benin

August 03, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Port Autonome de Cotonou has joined the IAPH as a regular member. Port Autonome de Cotonou (PAC), created on 31 December 1964, represents the port authority and is responsible for ensuring the maintenance and operation of the facilities of the Port of Cotonou, managing the port area, and carrying out the improvement and extension works of the said port. The Port of Cotonou is a natural outlet to countries without a coastline and neighboring Nigeria. It has the f

Welcome! Mitsui E&S Machinery from Japan

August 01, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Mitsui E&S Machinery joined the IAPH as an associate member. Mitsui E&S Machinery develops, designs, manufactures and maintains many kinds of machinery indispensable in marine logistics and transport, such as marine diesel engines and port cranes. In particular, the company deals in quayside container cranes and transfer cranes in container yards and container terminal management systems. Mitsui E&S Machinery was spun off from the former Mitsui Engineering & Shi

IAPH president addressed UNCTAD expert meeting

July 22, 2022

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Transport and logistics are facing multiple imperatives spanning digitalisation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, transition to low carbon fuels, environmental sustainability, and energy and food security. Held 12-14 July, theninth session of the UNCTAD Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitationprovided a timely opportunity to reflect on the key issues at stake for the sector and provide recommendations on the best way forward, identify priority actio

IAPH managing director spoke at MEDports forum

July 22, 2022

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The MEDports Association groups 23 ports on the northern, eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. On 7-8 July, the association held an international forum in Civitavecchia, Italy, to discuss the challenges of digitalisation for Mediterranean ports. IAPH managing director Patrick Verhoeven delivered the opening keynote address, in which he presented the course IAPH set in 2020 to accelerate digitalisation in the port sector, discussing subsequent initiatives to stimulate data collab

Port Endeavor gameplay in Antwerp, Vigo and Valencia

July 22, 2022

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Between 4 and 8 July a delegation of young Indian MBA candidate professionals coordinated by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade took part in a tailor-made APEC study tour on port operations, cargo, safety and sustainability in Antwerp, playing eight rounds of the IAPH sustainability game Port Endeavor on their penultimate afternoon, supported by IAPH communications director Victor Shieh.The players came from a variety of multinational backgrounds in the finance, software, consultancy and manu

Next P&H poll: river transport to alleviate congestion

July 22, 2022

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One of the solutions hailed – and now tested – to reduce emissions and relieve congestion in ports, is to make more use of transhipment and countries’ river networks. In China, this recently helped to ease the burden on Shanghai’s port while being in lockdown. In turn, this was an economic boost for smaller river ports further inlands that benefited from the rerouted cargo. In Europe, river networks are constantly expanded to increase the amount of barge transport. Also, the smaller ships used f

FAIMM, IAPH Associate member and BGA introduce two Master Degrees open to the Italian maritime sector

July 19, 2022

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Press release from Italian Shipping Academy, IAPH Associate member and BCA GIME strengthens the partnership by introducing two cutting-edge Masters Degrees to the Italian Maritime industry After the launch of the agreement last November 2021, the Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile (Italian Shipping Academy) and BCA GIME introduce two Masters degrees in Ship Management and Marine Engineering Management. Genoa & Athens, July 18th, 2022 – On November 2021 the Genoa based Fondazione Accade

Welcome! Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile from Italy

July 14, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile has joined the IAPH as an associate member. Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile, founded in 2005 in Genoa, is a public institution that issues degrees from the Ministry of Education, University and Research in the field of non-university tertiary education, carrying out its activities through public and private funding and without lucrative purposes. Its mission is to provide specialized trai

More support is needed for Ukrainian port workers

July 08, 2022

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A few months ago, IAPH and The Seafarers’ Charity initiated an emergency appeal to support Ukrainian port workers and their families, who since the start of the invasion have been in the frontline of the conflict.The situation has since then only deteriorated. The port cities of Mariupol, Berdyansk and Kherson have fallen and Black Sea ports like Odesa remain under continuous threat. Meanwhile, port workers are making relentless efforts to organise grain exports from the Danube ports to alleviat

First quarterly results World Ports Tracker published

July 08, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that the first quarterly dashboard and detailed report of the IAPH World Ports Tracker has been produced for our members, aiming to track critical aspects on the evolving changes in the global port industry. It is the first report of its kind to monitor trends of all cargo types being handled at world ports and it has also incorporated global trends in cruise and passenger vessel activities. With the ongoing global supply chain crunch and the resurgence of the cruise i

Next P&H poll: the potential of river transport

July 08, 2022

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One of the solutions hailed – and now tested – to reduce emissions and relieve congestion in ports, is to make more use of transhipment and countries’ river networks.In China, this recently helped to ease the burden on Shanghai’s port while being in lockdown. In turn, this was an economic boost for smaller river ports further inlands that benefited from the rerouted cargo. In Europe, river networks are constantly expanded to increase the amount of barge transport. Also, the smaller ships used fo

Next Harbor Café welcomes port innovation hubs

July 08, 2022

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Our next Harbor Café is being coordinated by the IAPH Data Collaboration Committee Innovation Group. It will feature ports with experience in setting up innovation hubs in their ports with start-ups. To cover most world time zones, two sessions are being planned on theIAPH Harbor Café portal, between 09.00 and 10.00 AM and between 05.00 and 06.00 PM CEST on Tuesday 12 July. Concrete cases will include a system capable of detecting truck and container numbers while moving, a tracking system that

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