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Joint CMF/WPCAP work on port readiness for new fuels

November 11, 2022

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A joint hybrid workshop on defining port readiness levels to accommodate alternative fuels for ships took place in Rotterdam on 1 November, bringing together members of the IAPH Clean Marine Fuels (CMF) Working Group and the World Ports Climate Action Program (WPCAP). This follows previous coordination between the groups and agreement to work together on this important exercise. Around fifteen participants joined and progressed the work that was initiated in May this year during the WPCAP meetin

Port Endeavor partners held first annual review meeting

November 11, 2022

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On 27 and 28 October,IAPH and itsPort Endeavorgame partnersAPEC (Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center)andUNCTAD TrainForTrademet at the headquarters of the Port of Antwerp-Bruges in order to share experiences on gameplays, content and to brainstorm about the next version of the game, which gives insight on how ports integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into their business. The meeting coincided a year on since the first post-pandemic, in-person gameplays were organised by both partner

Register now for Maritime Single Window symposium

November 11, 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

Next Harbor Café on robotics and pollution prevention

November 11, 2022

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The IAPH Africa and Europe regions continue their joint series of Harbor Cafés on digitalisation, with the next online session discussing how robotics and automation can help overcoming pollution in ports. It will be held 9 December from 09.00 to 10.30 AM CET via Teams. In the coming weeks, members will be informed about the special guests who will join the Harbor Café to share their innovative projects and experiences, while having an open discussion with all participants. The invitation with t

Results IAPH Data Collaboration Committee meeting

November 11, 2022

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The IAPH Technical Committee on Data Collaboration met virtually on 3 November. Well attended by more than 30 participants, the committee evaluated progress on the IAPH collaborative initiatives with the World Bank, the World Customs Organization, the World Economic Forum and ChainPort and reflected on the way forward. Following a presentation on the initiatives under the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), members discussed further potential synergies. On IMO related work, the commit

IAPH innovation white paper presented in Valencia

November 11, 2022

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From 24 to 26 October, theValencia Digital Summitwas held in the Spanish port city, an event which gathered more than 12,000 attendeesfrom over 35 countries. IAPH Data Collaboration Committee chair Pascal Ollivier (Maritime Street) and vice-chair Gadi Benmoshe (Marinnovators) spoke at the event, introducing the recently published IAPH white paperThe mindshift to innovation in ports. They participated in the Port and Logistics Forum that was co-organised byFundación Valenciaport. The IAPH white p

IAPH presented at Sustainable Port Congress in Bilbao

November 11, 2022

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IAPH technical director Antonis Michail attended theSustainable Port Congressin Bilbao on 8 and 9 November. Co-organised by the Port Authority and the Chamber of Commerce of Bilbao, the congress attracted more than 200 port professionals from Spain and Europe. The congress programme was built along four main themes;governance and ethics, health and well-being, climate and energy, and port-city relations. Antonis joined the panel session on decarbonisation and climate resilience to highlight key

November-December issue of Ports & Harbors is out

November 10, 2022

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In the November-December issue of Ports & Harbors we interviewKatharine Palmer, UN Climate Champions’ shipping lead and Lloyds Register’s global sustainability manager. Ahead of COP 27 and IMO MEPC 79, she speaks abouther role in collectively bringing all actors in the maritime ecosystem together to help the industrytransition towards zero-emission fuels. Also featuring inthis edition: our editor Ines Nastali provides a global insight onwhich ports offer electricity at berth, Methanex's Jason Ch

Maritime Single Window: a window of opportunities

October 28, 2022

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Theonline webinarwe organised this Monday with the IMO secretariat and BIMCO has highlighted the benefits and opportunities for maritime trade arising from the application of the Maritime Single Window (MSW) to electronic ship clearance processes in ports. Thesingle window processwill become mandatoryfor contracting governments to the IMO Facilitation (FAL) Convention on 1January 2024. IAPH managing director Patrick Verhoeven joined Heike Deggim, director of the IMO Maritime Safety Division, Mik

Share your data for third quarter World Ports Tracker

October 28, 2022

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We are inviting all member ports to (re)join the IAPH World Ports Tracker community for the third quarter survey of the year. The World Ports Tracker aims at reliably and consistently collecting data from the world ports on vessel call and cargo volume changes, hinterland connectivity, local warehousing capacity, ferry and cruise passenger ship call size and frequency as well as port worker availability. The survey data will be analysed and displayed globally and per region on a quarterly basis

IAPH 2021-2022 Annual Report is published

October 28, 2022

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The 2021-2022 edition of the IAPH Annual Reporthas been published. The report provides an overview of our activities from the past twelve months, including the work on our strategic focus areas, the implementation of the World Ports Sustainability Program, our outreach initiatives and events as well as internal developments.You can read the online version here.Printed copies are being distributed with the November-December issue of Ports & Harbors.

IAPH Board appoints new technical committee officials

October 28, 2022

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IAPH Board members met online 19 October. The agenda of the meeting featured a number of internal organisational issues, including the appointment of new technical committee officials. The Board endorsed the nomination ofSimone Maraschi, managing director of Cruise Gate Hamburg, as chair of the Cruise Committee, and the nomination ofGadi Benmoshe, managing director of Marinnovators, as vice-chair of the Data Collaboration Committee. Board members further discussed preparations for the2023 World

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