IAPH LNG bunkering audit tool already used to license operations at Port of Rotterdam: LNG bunkering operations set to grow exponentially in next five years

December 05, 2018


"By 2020, our estimate is that we will have granted nine licenses to LNG bunker providers to operate at the Port of Rotterdam; six of the licenses are already for regular use in port LNG bunker operations to refuel LNG-powered cruise, cargo, tanker and container vessels. Three licenses will be for bunker vessels that will operate on the spot market" These were the recent comments of Cees Boon, Senior Policy Advisor at the Harbourmaster Policy Department of the Port of Rotterdam. "By using

Welcome to New Member

November 29, 2018


We are pleased to announce a new Associate Member from Malaysia.Netherlands Maritime Institute of TechnologyWebsite: Dr. Muhammad Fuad Abdullah, CEOOur hearty welcome!

IAPH regional meeting held in Kobe

November 28, 2018


Hosted by the Port of Kobe, the IAPH Asia, South/West, East and Middle East Region met in Kobe, Japan for its second regional meeting this year since it met in Baku, Azerbaijan in May. It was attended by more than 60 IAPH members in the region. The region covers such a wide geographical area extending from Japan in the east to Saudi Arabia in the west. As chair of the meeting, Mr. Masaharu Shinohara, IAPH Vice President for the region and Executive Officer of Kobe-Osaka International Port C

Ports & Harbors November/December 2018 issue published

November 09, 2018


This issue focuses on America - central & south region, Sustainability, Port software (including digitalization) and more. In Open Forum ‘Standing up for seafarers’ welfare’, Katie Higginbottom, head of ITF Seafarers’ Trust explains how ports can be proactive in improving the wellbeing of crew.In Conversation, Guy Platten of International Chamber of Shipping’s new secretary-general discusses the importance of trade to a sustainable future.In Last Word ‘Multifaced approach to sustainable ports

Roundtable of Port Organisations to pool resources and prioritise efforts on meeting IMO regulations on safety, environment and operations

October 26, 2018


New Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) also joins Roundtable meeting in London to discuss cooperation throughout the entire seaborne supply chain. Attending the recent Roundtable meeting of port organisations in London (top L-R) :Nick Cutmore, Secretary General IMPA (pilots) –Spencer Eade, Secretary General, ISSA (ship suppliers) – Ole Krebs, MCP, IPCSA (port community systems) – Jonathan Williams, General Manager, FONASBA (ship agents) - (bottom L- R) Patrick Ve

IMO and IAPH publish Port Emissions Toolkit

October 18, 2018


The GloMEEP project is a cooperative UN initiative to assist developing countries in the uptake and implementation of energy efficiency measures for shipping, with the aim of reducing GHG emissions and preventing air pollution from ships. IMO and IAPH are partners in the project. Next to a series of workshops held in ports around the world, IMO and IAPH have collaborated on a port emissions toolkit, which consists of a guide on assessment of port emissions and a guide on the development of por

IAPH Annual Report 2017-2018 published

October 16, 2018


The 2017-2018 IAPH Annual Report has been published and available on IAPH website. The format of this year's edition was changed and revamped in order to be informative not only for members but also for a wider audience. IAPH Members can get free printed copies upon request. Please contact the Secretariat.

Environmental Ship Index (ESI) still going strong

October 05, 2018


According to Manfred Lebmeier, ESI Bureau Director, 7,049 ships are registered and 53 incentive providers, as of October 1, 2018. The number of registered ships increased (+158) from 6,895 to 7,049 while incentive providers (53) unchanged compared to July 1, 2018. More details on ESI website:

IAPH Regional Meeting in Kobe

October 04, 2018


The Asia, South/West, East and Middle East Region of IAPH will meet in Kobe, Japan, 26 November (13:00-15:00), under the chairmanship of Mr. Masaharu Shinohara, the region’s vice president and Executive Officer, Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation. The meeting will be held at Kobe Portopia Hotel and Kobe International Conference Center, in conjunction with the “Asian Ports Business Forum in Kobe” organized and hosted by the Port of Kobe. The meeting is entitled as “Port strategy as a tr

IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda

September 20, 2018


This week (17 - 19 September), IAPH Vice-President in Africa, Mrs. Hadiza Bala Usman hosted the first regional conference under the new IAPH constitution. Held in Abuja, Nigeria, in the presence of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and representatives of IMO, UNCTAD and the World Bank, the successful three-day conference focused on hinterland connectivity of African ports. The event concluded with a highly attended Regional Meeting, during which VP Bala Usman and IAPH Managing D

Email spam warning

September 20, 2018


The following are the examples of email spam that were recently reported. As with spams, the best thing to do is to ignore it and delete it from your email box. More importantly DO NOT reply to the email.  [Example case 1]Subject: Your Invoice: 09-Z648764 - Our Ref: XPQ4350Morning,Please see attached. If you put together a invoice (I don't think it would make that much difference to the price) along with your bank details I'll do a transfer.Respectifully,S.Naruse766-909-1115 / 766-909-1143 (fax)

Ports & Harbors September/October 2018 issue published

September 18, 2018


This issue focuses on America north region, Dredging, Infrastructure and more. In Open Forum ‘Shedding light on box weighing’, Richard Brough, technical advisor of ICHCA International says proper verification of container weights requires national legislation. In Conversation ‘Setting standard for change’, Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority and IAPH Vice President for Africa Region talks about corruption, technology, and standing tall in a historically male-