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Welcome! Quantum BSO & Tech Pvt. Ltd. from India

April 25, 2024

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We are pleased to announce that Quantum BSO & Tech Pvt. Ltd. has joined the IAPH as an associate member. Quantum BSO & Tech Pvt. Ltd., founded in 2003,delivers meaningful and best-in-class software to the maritime industry, ocean carriers, freight and logistics, and ports & terminal businesses. Headquartered in Bangalore, Quantum sells its products globally through its Singapore commercial office and partners in many maritime centers. The company addresses the needs of the Port and Terminal

MSW cybersecurity initiative supported at IMO FAL 48

April 22, 2024

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Last week at the IMO headquarters in London, the 48th meeting of the FAL Committee discussed the issue of cybersecurity in relation to Maritime Single Windows (MSWs) and called for Member States to develop and operate their MSWs in a cyber-secure and resilient way, following a submission led by IAPH. This was supported by 16 member states in plenary. The Committee invited interested Member States and international organisations to contact IAPH, to prepare the proposal for a new output on the iss

Five further IAPH submissions at IMO FAL 48

April 22, 2024

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IAPH had a total of six submissions to last week’s IMO Facilitation Committee meeting (FAL 48). Along with the proposal calling for a cyber-secure Maritime Single Window (MSW), IAPH co-authored a paper with the World Customs Organization (WCO) providing an overview of thejoint guidance on cooperation between customs and port authorities. The Committee welcomed these guidelines and invited IAPH and WCO to keep the Committee informed on the experience of the implementation. Similarly, under the ag

IMO seminar on MASS challenges and opportunities

April 22, 2024

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Last week IAPH participated in a seminar hosted by the IMO on the ‘implications, challenges and opportunities of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations for ports and public authorities’. Participants first heard from a panel discussing the different considerations of autonomous ship operations in port, including cargo handling, mooring and remote operations. Patrick Verhoeven then chaired a panel focused on port perspectives. This included remote presentations by, and a discussion w

#IAPH2024: deadline Early Bird is fast approaching 

April 22, 2024

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You have two more weeks to benefit from the best available price for this year’s IAPH World Ports Conference. The Early Bird rate, which offers a 20% reduction on delegate bookings, expires Tuesday 30 April, after which the regular pricing applies. We therefore recommend that you book your seats nowvia the conference website. The conference agenda isavailable online, with new speakers added every week. The agenda consists of three days of plenary and breakout sessions as well as our very first s

Environmental Ship Index enters a new era

April 22, 2024

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The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) entered a new era in March, with the confirmation of an expanded suite of performance modules to support ports and vessel owners on the journey to decarbonisation and lowering emissions. Coming online in 2026, ESI’s revised and expanded offering will take into account a range of potential emissions, introduce a new GHG methodology, and reward innovation and application of zero-emissions techniques onboard vessels. The decision to revise and expand ESI’s modules

ESI scores for April revealed

April 22, 2024

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The latest scores of the IAPH Environmental Ship Index (ESI) were published on 1 April. The number of vessels with an ESI score above 20 is at 4,695, whereas the total number of vessels in the ESI database is at 6,409.The average ESI score increased slightly to 31.7. The number of incentive providers now stands at 74. Is your port ready to join ESI? If so, find out more onthe ESI websiteor contact IAPH’s ESI Liaison, Takeshi Suzuki at : [email protected]

IAPH co-organised Pan-African ports conference

April 22, 2024

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The 2024 Pan African Ports Cooperation Conference took place Thursday and Friday last week in Libreville, Gabon. The event was organised jointly by IAPH and the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA). It included in-person interventions by IAPH director od strategy and communications Victor Shieh, Manfred Lebmeierof Hamburg Port Authority on the IAPH Environmental Ship Index, Luisa Antonia Rodriguez Ortega of UNCTAD on their Smart Sustainable Ports project with three A

IAPH spoke at PorTech Asia conference

April 22, 2024

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IAPH vice-president for Asia, Masaharu Shinohara, represented IAPH at the 2024 PorTech Asia Conference, which was held in Shanghai from 10-11 April. He delivered a keynote address on IAPH’s initiatives towards sustainable port development, in which he outlined the scope and projects of theWorld Ports Sustainability Program(WPSP) and IAPH’s specific actions and initiatives in the field of climate and energy, data collaboration, and risk and resilience. You can download the presentationhere. Thi

Joint open letter to the UN Secretary general following the seizure of the MSC Aries

April 19, 2024

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Yesterday, a joint open letter was sent to the United Nations Secretary General – His Excellency Antonio Guterres – calling for assistance following the seizure of the MSC Aries on Saturday 13 April. 13 maritime industry associations and social partners (BIMCO, CLIA, ECSA, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, IAPH, ICS, IFSMA, IMEC, IPTA, ITF, FONASBA and WSC) have co-signed a letter urgently calling for all member states to be formally reminded of their responsibilities under international law, and ask f

Welcome! A1 Auto Transport from USA

April 10, 2024

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We are pleased to announce that A1 Auto Transport has joined the IAPH as an associate member. A1 Auto Transport is a leader in the car shipping industry. It is engaged not only in domestic transport but also in shipping to foreign countries. It operates in more than 190 countries, making it a global service provider. It owns and operates over 30 modern car-carrying trailers equipped with satellite tracking through a network of more than 40 terminal facilities throughout the United States.

Vinicius Patel elected IAPH VP for Central and South America

April 05, 2024

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In a regional by-election, IAPH members of the Central and South America region elected Vinicius Patel, director of port administration at Porto do Açu, Brazil, as their new vice-president. Vinicius comes with more than fifteen years of experience in the port, oil and gas, and logistics industries. He served as senior executive in companies such as Braskem and GranEnergia. and joined the Prumo Group in 2017 to help set up DOME Serviços Integrados, a joint venture between Prumo Logística and Gran

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