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IAPH at first Green Ports & Shipping Congress in Singapore

May 17, 2024

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IAPH attended the first everGreen Ports and Shipping Congressin Singapore on 8 and 9 May. Themed around ‘reducing emissions together’, the congress was attended by 120 delegates and covered a range of topics addressing aspects of maritime energy transition. IAPH technical director Antonis Michail participated in the keynote opening panel, which focused on collaboration between ports and shipping to achieve the 2050 decarbonization targets of the IMO GHG strategy. Antonis was joined by senior e

IAPH at Greentech for Ports and Terminals

May 17, 2024

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In Barcelona last week, IAPH’s communications director Victor Shieh and data collaboration committee vice chair Gadi Benmoshe spoke at and moderated sessions at theGreentech for Ports and Terminalsconference. The event was organised by Port Technology International and took place at the World Trade Center at the Port of Barcelona, with director of strategy and innovation Emma Cobos introducing the main theme of ‘The Road to Net Zero’. Victor participated on the main decarbonisation panel and mod

IAPH meets with Ports Australia in London

May 17, 2024

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Representatives from IAPH met withPorts Australiain London in early May, during a visit to the UK by Ports Australia chairmanStewart Lammin. Ports Australia is the national member body for Australia’s ports and is an associate member of IAPH. Stewart is CEO ofFlinders Port Holdings, South Australia’s leading port operator with ports at Port Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Thevenard, Port Giles, Wallaroo and Klein Point. Stewart, along with IAPH business development director Nick Blackmore an

Submit your projects for 2024 IAPH Awards by 24 May

May 07, 2024

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The deadline for submitting projects for the 2024 IAPH Sustainability Awards competition is fast approaching. IAPH warmly encourages all member ports, and associated members acting on behalf of member ports, to submit their sustainability projects and initiatives using thededicated online formon the WPSP website by the deadline of Friday 24 May. For IAPH to get a better overview of potential submissions, please inform IAPH technical directorAntonis Michailwhether you will be submitting projects

University of Plymouth cyber workshops at #IAPH2024

May 07, 2024

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With the aimof strengthening the hands-on sessions of the IAPH World Ports Conference, IAPH has teamed up with the University of Plymouth to organise two cybersecurity workshops as part of the 2024 conference agenda. The workshops will be guided by professor Kevin Jones, associate professor Kimberly Tam and Chloe Rowland from the university’s team. The interactive sessions will focus on maritime port facility cyber-risk management and mitigation, with scenarios and exercises to help delegates un

IAPH attended WCO Permanent Technical Committee

May 07, 2024

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The Permanent Technical Committee of the World Customs Organization (WCO) met in Brussels last week. The Committee discusses and shares information on international standards and best practices for customs procedures and is particularly focused on trade facilitation-related activities. The agenda featured the possible revision of theGuidelines on Cooperation between Customs and Port Authorities, which IAPH and WCO jointly published last October. IAPH managing director Patrick Verhoeven attende

IAPH Board met 24 April

May 07, 2024

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IAPH Board members gathered online on 24 April for their first quarterly meeting of 2024. Management provided the Board with a report on the first three months of the year, covering the financial situation and outlook, membership developments, and the implementation of the work programme for 2024, including strategic priorities, projects and events. The chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, Gerd Ramdohr, presented his findings on the financial statements for 2023, which were subsequently ado

IAPH VP Central-South America met IMO SG in Brazil

May 07, 2024

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IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez visited Brazil earlier this week, on the invitation of the Brazilian government and navy. As part of his programme, he delivered the keynote address at a seminar on maritime energy transition. IAPH vice-president for Central and South America, Vinicius Patel (Porto do Açu), took part in the event as well and held bilateral talks with the IMO Secretary-General about the infrastructure, initiatives and technologies that are accelerated inports with an opport

IAPH visited port members in Mumbai and Chennai

May 07, 2024

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Last week, IAPH strategy and communications director Victor Shieh joined regional representative for India Ennarasu Karunesan on a tour of Mumbai and Chennai. The first visit was to Mumbai Port Authority and its chairman Rajiv Jalota, who is also chairman of the Indian Ports Association. There was a one-to-one meeting followed by an overall presentation of IAPH to the management team. This was followed by a visit the same day to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority. Meetings were held with, among oth

Ports Conclave and Port Endeavor in Chennai

May 07, 2024

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The Ports Conclave, the first international event in the history of the Indian Maritime University (IMU), took place at its main study campus near Chennai. The conclave was opened by numerous dignitaries, including the Ministry of Ports Shipping and Waterways' shipping secretary and the IMU vice-chancellor as well as the consul of Belgium.A session ofPort Endeavorgameplay was organised with sixgroups of sevenplayers, made up of a mix of middle port management from port authorities and IMU studen

IAPH visited Irish ports and facilitated Port Endeavor

May 07, 2024

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IAPH technical director Antonis Michail visited Ireland in April to promote IAPH’s work and strengthen the association’s relationships with Irish ports. Antonis visited IAPH member Belfast Harbour to discuss further engagement and held fruitful meetings with the ports of Dublin and Cork, guiding them through the benefits of returning to the IAPH network as regular members. On 17 April, Antonis participated in a panel discussion on Sustainable Alternative Fuels for transport during the 2024 editi

ESI 2026 launch events to be held online 14 May

May 07, 2024

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Special online launch events on Tuesday 14 May will bring more details of important changes to the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) to the scheme’s Incentive Providers and Incentive Receivers. The most recent ESI Stakeholder Assembly broughtconfirmationof an expanded suite of performance modules to support ports and vessel owners on the journey to decarbonisation and lowering emissions. These online launch events will present further details about the enhancements to ESI, how Incentive Providers a

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