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Updated news from IAPH member ports and from the world maritime community

October 01, 2020

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 Please visit our frequently visited pages where you will find what is happening at our member ports (a collection of member port news) and a collection of  a wide spectrum of views from the world port and shipping news media.  They are updated every two weeks and have just been updated now.  Member Port News World Maritime News

Coinciding with 44th IMO FAL Committee meeting, IAPH launches global ports questionnaire on electronic data exchange

September 29, 2020

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Confidential survey of world ports initiated by IAPH to gauge how far processes have been digitalized to track movements of ships, cargo and passengersThe International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) announces the launch of a global questionnaire of the world’s ports as part of its commitment to support the wide-ranging adoption of secure electronic data exchange.This follows the call to action communiqué initiated by IAPH back in June which includes assessing the state of implementatio

– News from IAPH member port – the Longest Swing Bridge in Asia Has Inaugurated in Port of Kaohsiung

September 14, 2020

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“TheGreat Harbor Bridge, the longest swing bridge in Asia, was inaugurated on July 6, 2020, and hasbecome the most popular touristattraction in the waterfront area of Port of Kaohsiung. The Bridge, builtby Taiwan International Ports Co., Ltd.(TIPC) at Basin Dock No.3 of Port of Kaohsiung at a cost of USD10 million, is both multifunctional and aesthetic. Its unique function of horizontal swing for 90 degreeenables the bridge to maintain the waterway for ships while providing a convenient passage

Chair of IAPH Finance and Audit Committee appointed

September 11, 2020

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Eranda Kotelawala, Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands Ports Authority, was appointed by the IAPH Board at its online meeting held on 8 September, as Chair of IAPH Finance and Audit Committee, an internal committee of IAPH mandated to monitor and examine the financial status of the association for its smooth, undisrupted and sustainable operation. Congratulations, Eranda!

Chair of IAPH Finance and Audit Committee appointed

September 11, 2020

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Eranda Kotelawala, Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands Ports Authority, was appointed by the IAPH Board at its online meeting held on 8 September, as Chair of IAPH Finance and Audit Committee, an internal committee of IAPH mandated to monitor and examine the financial status of the association for its smooth, undisrupted and sustainable operation. Congratulations, Eranda!

Members IAPH Finance and Audit Committee appointed

September 03, 2020

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On 21 July, the IAPH Board appointed Eranda Kotelawala, Chief Executive Officer at Solomon Islands Ports Authority, and Shinsuke Ito, President of Yokohama Port Corporation,as members of the IAPH Finance and Audit Committee. This is an internal committee of IAPH mandated to monitor and examine the financial status of the association for its smooth, undisrupted and sustainable operation. We warmly welcome Eranda and Shinsuke onboard.

Ports & Harbors Sep/Oct 2020 issue published

September 03, 2020

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The latest issue looks into the feasibility and status of carbon capture projects and zero CO2 emissions initiatives around the globe. Other feature stories include digitising the supply chain accelerated by COVID-19: the tracking of containers, environmentally friendly tugs with less emissions, and investment in new IoT technology: smart ports, and lots more. Tessa Major of the Brazilian Port of Açu, and Patrick Verhoeven, IAPH Managing Director for Policy & Strategy talk with Ines Nastali abou

IAPH presents condolences to Port of Beirut

August 07, 2020

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 Following the lethal explosion at the port of Beirut last Monday, IAPH President Santiago Garcia Milà wrote to Hassan Kraytem, President Director General of the port authority, expressing condolences and offering to help the port get through this difficult period. The Port of Beirut is a regular member of IAPH.You can read the letter here.

Welcome to a new Associate Member from the Netherlands!

July 27, 2020

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Established in 2019 by several leading container shipping companies, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) is a non-profit and independent association based in Amsterdam and led by its CEO Thomas Bagge. DCSA offers a range of innovative services for digitising and standardising the containers shipping industry. http://dcsa.org

Programme autumn World Ports Conference webinars

July 10, 2020

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Following the successful initial Coronavirus webinars organised with the IHS Markit World Ports Conference team, the dates and themes of the autumn series have now been announced. We kick off on 16 September with a webinar on the community builder role of port authorities. This is followed by a session on 21 October discussing how ports can develop sustainable partnerships with cargo interests. We close the second series on 18 November with a webinar on globalisation versus regionalisation and t

Shell and Deloitte present GHG roadmap for shipping

July 10, 2020

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Shell and Deloitte published this week joint research outlining industry perspectives on decarbonising the shipping sector. The ‘Decarbonising Shipping: All Hands on Deck’ report sets out the views of senior shipping executives from across the sector across Europe, Asia and North America and presents a roadmap of solutions to help the industry meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ambition to reduce carbon emissions. IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven was among the interview

Ports & Harbors July/August 2020 issue published

July 01, 2020

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The focus of the July-August issue is on Safety and Training, Port Design and Planning, African Ports and more. The cover features Associated British Ports CEO Henrik Pedersen who, in an interview with Patrick Verhoeven, tell what they think are the main challenges the maritime industry faces to decarbonize its assets and how to solve some of them during the COVID-19 pandemic. In ‘Open Forum’, Gulf Agency Company’s group commercial director for shipping, Neil Godfrey, explains how ship agents

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