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Welcome! Gladstone Ports Corporation from Australia

July 24, 2024

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We are pleased to announce that Gladstone Ports Corporation has joined the IAPH as a regular member. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) manages and operates four Port precincts including the Port of Gladstone, the Gladstone Marina and its recreational parklands as well as the Port of Rockhampton, Port of Bundaberg and the Port of Maryborough. GPC conducts the functions of a landlord ports corporation and owns and operates cargo handling facilities within the Port of Gladstone, including one o

Welcome! Copenhagen and Malmö Port (CMP) from Denmark and Sweden

July 19, 2024

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We are pleased to announce that Copenhagen and Malmö Port (CMP) has joined the IAPH as a regular member. In 2000, the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden opened. One year later, in 2001, the Ports of Copenhagen and Malmö merged to form the Copenhagen and Malmö Port (CMP). CMP is one of Scandinavia’s largest port operators and full-service port in the Öresund region. CMP receives various goods and has an infrastructure customized for all types of vessels. For more information, plea

Tokyo HQ hosts hybrid IAPH Board meeting

July 12, 2024

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IAPH Board members gathered for a hybrid meeting on 9 July, the second such gathering of 2024. IAPH President Jens Meier and board members Gene Seroka (VP for America North), Masaharu Shinohara (VP for Asia, South/West, East & Middle East), Eranda Kotelawala (VP for Asia, South East & Oceania) and Stéphane Raison (VP for Europe) participated in person, during a visit to the IAPH headquarters in Tokyo. Board members Michael Achagwe Luguje (VP for Africa) and Vinicius Patel (VP for America, Centra

Kobe venues assessed for World Ports Conference

July 12, 2024

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Representatives from IAPH and the association’s media and events partnerMercator Mediavisited thePort of Kobe–the host for the 2025 edition of the World Ports Conference. During the fact-finding visit, which took place July 10-11, IAPH managing director Patrick Verhoeven, director (technical committees) Takeshi Suzuki and business development director Nick Blackmore were joined by VP for Asia, South/West, East & Middle East Masaharu Shinohara and by Mercator Media chief executive Andrew Webster.

Sharing sustainable strategies at Japan Seminar

July 12, 2024

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The 39th IAPH Japan Seminar, hosted by the Japanese Foundation for IAPH, was held at the Bayside Hotel Azur Takeshiba in Tokyo on 9 July. The annual seminar disseminates IAPH activities to an audience of Japanese port professionals across the IAPH membership.Masahiro Inada, director-general of Ports and Harbours Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) opened the event, after which IAPH president Jens Meier gave a presentation on Port of Hamburg’s complex journey

Europe-based IAPH team met in Antwerp

July 12, 2024

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The Europe-based IAPHteam membersmet last week in Antwerp, after a very busy first half of the year, to set out priorities for the remainder of 2024 and to look ahead to 2025 and beyond. Among the many issues discussed were the upcoming World Ports Conferences inHamburgin October 2024 and Kobe, Japan in 2025. With the colleagues based in Antwerp, Brussels, London and Athens, a chance for a face-to-face brainstorm on ideas to better structure thework programmeand to add new innovations and cont

Save the date: #IAPH2024 cybersecurity webinars

July 12, 2024

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IAPH members are invited to save the date for two special webinars focused on cybersecurity, to be held on September 10 and 11. Titled ‘Preparing for the inevitable – how ports can prepare themselves against cyber-attacks,’ the 90-minute interactive sessions, held to maximise attendance across time zones, will see port cybersecurity experts from the IAPH membership sharing their expertise alongside leading-edge technology providers. At these pre-IAPH2024webinars, attendees will learn how por

#IAPH2024 spotlight: combating illicit trade

July 12, 2024

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With organised criminality on the rise, all ports have to combat illicit trade –the question is how to become less reactive, and more proactive. At the #IAPH2024 World Ports Conference, held 8-10 October in Hamburg, delegates will hear an insightful discussion on combating illicit trade led by Rhona Macdonald, IAPH’s policy and IMO liaison officer. In this session, Rhona will be joined by panellists Chris Trelawny, deputy secretary general of INTERPORTPOLICE, David Zeine, project manager for t

Welcome! Ports Authority Tonga from Tonga

July 02, 2024

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We are pleased to announce that the Ports Authority Tonga has joined the IAPH as a regular member. Ports Authority Tonga is a public enterprise that manages and operates the ports and all its assets to keep Tonga's ports safe for shipping, secure for stakeholders and partners, and protect port environments. For more information, please visit the following website. https://portsauthoritytonga.com/

IAPH president and MD met with PLA and IMO

June 28, 2024

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On Monday, IAPH president Jens Meier joined managing director Patrick Verhoeven in London, for meetings with the Port of London Authority (PLA) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). At the PLA offices, they met with chief executive Robin Mortimer, and Grace Rawnsley, the director of sustainability. The discussion focused on cooperation with the PLA on matters of mutual strategic interest, notably in the field of sustainability, and the further integration of IAPH in the London-based

Electrifying debate at topical IAPH webinars

June 28, 2024

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The scale of the challenge to electrify ports using renewable energy sources could be superseded by the regulatory hurdles and the opportunity costs of capital – this was the underlying message at two topical IAPH webinars held earlier this week. The two webinars, entitled ‘Ports and the Electricity conundrum – what will it take to meet demand’, were delivered in collaboration with IAPH’s media partner Mercator Media, and hosted a combined total of close to 200 viewers from the maritime, ports

#IAPH2024 spotlight: ports as community builders

June 28, 2024

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Irrespective of their geographical location or business model, all ports are subject to the regular scrutiny of their communities in an information world without limits. Many port authorities clearly take their roles as community builders seriously. Since the inception of the IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program in 2018, the theme ofcommunity buildinghas scored the highest number of project submissions to the WPSPproject databasefrom ports worldwide. Attendees at#IAPH2024, will have a chanc

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