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Welcome! Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) from Namibia

May 10, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) has joined the IAPH as a regular member. The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) is a public enterprise and manages Namibia’s ports in Walvis Bay and Lüderitz. The Port of Walvis Bay, situated on Africa’s southwestern coast, serves a convenient and fast transit route, connecting southern Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. The Port of Lüderitz, located 254 nautical miles south of the Port of Walvis Bay, caters for Namibia’s

Welcome! Northwest Seaport Alliance from the USA

May 09, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Northwest Seaports Alliance has joined the IAPH as a regular member. The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a port development authority equally governed by the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The Northwest Seaport Alliance, officially formed in August 2015, manages the container, break bulk, auto, and some bulk terminals in Seattle and Tacoma. It marks a historical first in North America, following comprehensive public outreach and approval from the Federal Maritime Co

Michael Luguje appointed as IAPH’s new Vice President for the Africa Region

May 06, 2022

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New IAPH Regional Vice President to focus on rallying Africa's ports to further enhance their resilience International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Achagwe Luguje, Managing Director, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Ghana, has been elected as Vice President for the Africa Region by a vote of confidence of its Region’s members. Michale Luguje commented : “On behalf of my country Ghana and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority,

Appeal launched by IAPH and The Seafarers’ Charity to assist Ukrainian port workers and their families

April 27, 2022

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A cargo ship at berth alongside a monument to a sailor’s wife and child in the port of Odesa Ukrainian seaports are in the frontline of the war. Help port workers and their families, now and through the crisis. The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)is working withThe Seafarers’ Charityto support port workers and their families impacted by the humanitarian disaster caused by the war in Ukraine. Ukrainian seaports are in the frontline of the war, as the siege

#IAPH2022: hear what cargo owners expect from ports

April 22, 2022

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Carriers, supply chain solution providers, terminal operators and forwarders are all competing for direct relationships with cargo owners, but what about ports? As importers, exporters and traders seek to solve their supply chain headaches, what do they expect from port authorities? At the 2022 World Ports Conference, you’ll hear fromLori Fellmer, vice president of logistics and carrier management at the chemical company BassTech International, and chair of the ocean transportation committee of

#IAPH2022: CMF and ESI meetings

April 22, 2022

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Next to the meetings of theIAPH Technical Committees, in-person meetings of theIAPH Clean Marine Fuels (CMF)andEnvironmental Ship Index (ESI)projects are also scheduled to be held in Vancouver. The CMF working group is meeting 12 and 13 May, with a plenary session discussing fuel timelines, the future CMF roadmap, promotion of new LNG bunker checklists and the all-fuels audit tool for bunker operations. This is followed by dedicated workstreams on safety and port empowerment. On 20 May, an ESI s

#IAPH2022: P&H poll on closing the gaps

April 22, 2022

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The regional pre-conference workshops that were held in February and March aimed to identify gaps in port operations, with the World Ports Conference aiming to #CloseTheGaps and issue a call toaction. To help identifythe main priorities for ports andtheir customers, the next edition of the IAPH membership magazine Ports & Harbors asks which of the suggested focus areas (connectivity and accessibility, port efficiency, cost of cargo shipping, regulatory environment, digitalisation, decarbonisatio

Third meeting of IAPH DCC innovation group held

April 22, 2022

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The third meeting of the innovation group of the IAPH Data Collaboration Committee was held 7 April, under the leadership of Gadi Benmoshe of Marinnovators, with support of Committee chairman Pascal Ollivier (Maritime Street). Members discussed ways to collectively support innovation covering common challenges that the port industry and their ultimate customers – cargo owners – are facing. In addition, the organisation of a series of targeted discussion platforms and white papers was envisaged.

IAPH at WCO SAFE working group meeting

April 22, 2022

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The SAFE working group of the World Customs Organization (WCO) met virtually from 11 to 13 April. The chairman of the IAPH Data Collaboration Committee, Pascal Ollivier, attended the session on partnerships between customs and other government agencies, to update SAFE working group members on the development of the WCO-IAPH customs-port cooperation guidelines, which were initiated at the beginning of this year. The guidelines are to address the challenges of cooperation between customs and port

Welcome! Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University from Bangladesh

April 14, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU) has joined the IAPH as an associate member. BSMRMU was established in Dhaka in 2013 as the first maritime university in Bangladesh, with graduate and post-graduate courses in various maritime fields. Practical exploration and exploitation of marine resources are paramount toward the economic emancipation of the country in the 21st century. With its motto ‘We Strive for Maritime Excellence,’ BSMRMU end

#IAPH2022: FMC’s Carl Bentzel joins top speakers’ bill

April 08, 2022

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If there is anyone in Washington D.C. who has a long view of U.S. shipping law and regulation, it’sCarl Bentzel. While working as a senior Senate committee staffer, Commissioner Bentzel played a key role crafting the Maritime Security Act of 1996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, and, after the 9/11 attacks, the requirements mandated for maritime security through the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. He has seen the trajectory of the U.S. maritime landscape from one dominated b

#IAPH2022: an amazingly rich programme awaits you!

April 08, 2022

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FMC Commissioner Carl Bentzel is joiningan impressive line-up of 50 speakers and panellists, including Robin Li (VP China Merchants Port Holdings), Kelly Craighead (President and CEO CLIA), Binyam Reja (Acting Global Director Transport Global Practice at The World Bank) and Kitack Lim (Secretary-General of IMO). Top executives from the ports of Singapore, Port Klang, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Kobe-Osaka, Ghana, Nigeria, Açu, Long Beach, Seattle, Vancouver, Montréal, Saint John, Gothenburg, Antwerp

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