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Risk and Resilience Committee met 20 December 

December 22, 2023

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The IAPH Risk and Resilience Committee met virtually yesterday, 20 December. Following discussions at the previous meeting on measures to tackle illicit trade and organised crime, members were updated on the recent adoption of the draft resolution submitted by Belgium to the 33rd meeting of the IMO Assembly, to which IAPH was a co-sponsor, on enhancing existing IMO frameworks to highlight the impacts of organised crime on the maritime industry. IAPH will continue to closely follow discussions

Data Collaboration Committee met 7 December

December 22, 2023

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The IAPH Data Collaboration Committee met virtually on 7 December and was well attended by more than thirty participants. Members had the opportunity to exchange with the IMO head of facilitation, Julian Abril, who presented and discussed an overview of the ongoing work, priorities and expectations ahead of the 48th meeting of the Facilitation Committee (FAL 48) in spring. Furthermore, members reviewed the 2024 workplan of the technical committee’s subgroups on supply chain resilience and cybers

Member survey on future of work

December 22, 2023

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One of the main paths to improved end-to-end maritime supply chain improvement involves enhanced port efficiency through digitalisation and automation. Aside from the change management that is required, ports face a serious challenge in attracting and retaining talented emerging technology experts to work in the port ecosystem.The IAPH Data Collaboration Committee would like to help prepare the ports’ work force of the future for these new employment opportunities. Since last year’s Technical

IAPH attended MEDports Innovation Seminar 

December 22, 2023

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Last week, the Moroccan National Ports Agency, an IAPH regular member, hosted the MEDPorts Association’s seminar on Digital Transformation, Innovation and Cooperation, where IAPH communications director Victor Shieh presented on innovation for sustainable development, highlighting examples of WPSP projects led by Mediterranean ports. The seminar gathered many of MEDPort’s members alongside several West African ports, as well as IAPH partners Valenciaport Foundation and the Port Training instit

IAPH presented at the APEC Course on Marketing

December 22, 2023

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IAPH returned to the Port of Antwerp-Bruges Port House, this time with Victor Shieh accepting the invitation to present at APEC Flanders Port training Centre on trends in communications in maritime and ports at their international in-person course on Port Business Analysis Development & Marketing. Victor invited course participant Camila Tavares of Porto do Açu to present her port’s marketing communications strategy as part of the intervention, given their close working relationship with IAP

Port Endeavor played with C-MAT students

December 22, 2023

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Another successful Port Endeavor training session took place in Antwerp on 14 December, this time for international students of the C-MAT Maritime Transport Management course held at the Antwerp Management School. IAPH technical director, Antonis Michail facilitated the session as part of his lecture on sustainable port management. This was the first time IAPH facilitated a gameplay for non-port professionals and the positive outcome confirmed the great potential of Port Endeavor to be used

New IAPH Membership dues starting from 2024

December 13, 2023

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Dear Valued IAPH Members, We hope you and your team are keeping well under the present circumstances. First of all, we sincerely appreciate your continued support of our association for long years. Last year, the IAPH Board decided to introduce an indexation of membership dues, linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of Japan and Belgium, the countries where our operational units are located and where we have our main organizational costs, for our organization to be financially sustainabl

IAPH meets incoming IMO secretary-general

December 08, 2023

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The IMO Assembly also confirmed the appointment of Arsenio Dominguez, as new secretary-general of the organisation. Arsenio Dominguez had been elected by the IMO Council last July and his mandate will officially start on 1 January 2024 for an initial term of four years. He succeeds Kitack Lim in the role, who was IMO secretary-general for two terms. Prior to the Assembly meeting, a delegation of IAPH, including president Jens Meier, former president Santiago Garcia-Milà, managing director Patric

IAPH presented at  ESCAP workshop 

December 08, 2023

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The United Nation’s Economic and Social Committee for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) held a capacity building workshop on port digitalisation and smart ports in Bangkok on 29 and 30 November. Pascal Ollivier, chairman of the IAPH Data Collaboration Committee, gave a keynote address at the workshop, which was attended by 70 representatives of port authorities and ministries. The workshop highlighted the leading role of ESCAP as UN Regional Commission on port digitalisation matters among other UN re

IAPH-MEDports seminar expands ESI audience

December 08, 2023

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IAPH held its first joint seminar with the MEDPorts Association on 30 November, focusing on theEnvironmental Ship Index (ESI)and how it could help positively impact Mediterranean shipping emissions reductions. The seminar, hosted by the Port of Barcelona, saw presentations from IAPH technical director Antonis Michail and business consultant Nick Blackmore, as well as Port of Amsterdam’s Henri van der Weide, who co-leads the working group for the ESI At Berth Project. The audience for the seminar

Welcome! Hartman & König Stromzuführungs AG from Germany

December 07, 2023

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We are pleased to announce that Hartman & König Stromzuführungs AG has joined the IAPH as an associate member. Hartmann & König Stromzuführungs AG is one of the leading manufacturers of motorized cable reels, spring cable reels, and slip ring assemblies, which are used on container-, deck- and construction cranes, excavators, or hoisting equipment of all types. The company has been in the business for over 70 years, with a reputation for providing high-quality products. For more informatio

Welcome! Cable Factory BITNER from Poland

November 30, 2023

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We are pleased to announce that Cable Factory BITNER has joined the IAPH as an associate member. Cable Factory BITNER is a cable and wire manufacturer that has been operating since 1996. They offer a wide range of products, including over 40,000 items divided into over a dozen product groups. Their products are used in various industries such as industrial automation, electrical, energy, telecommunication, and IT. The company has completed many large-scale projects in Poland, and their cables

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