Don’t miss the IAPH Day on 17 March!

February 05, 2020


From this year onward, it is possible to register for the full three-day conference, including the IAPH working sessions on Tuesday, or just register for the Wednesday-Thursday conference days. Of course, we recommend that you go for the full experience! On Tuesday morning we will have a full session of the IAPH Women’s Forum, which will be assessing the first results of the Women in Ports Mentoring Programme and discuss other initiatives to promote diversity in the port sector. In the afternoon

Six weeks until #IAPH2020! Have you booked?

February 05, 2020


In only six weeks from now the international port community will be gathering in Antwerp for the 2020 World Ports Conference. The main conference programme opens 18 March with keynotes from Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International, and Alexander Saverys, CEO of the CMB Group. The speakers will give perspectives of global terminal operators and shipowners on the challenges the maritime industry is facing today. The industry keynotes are followed by a global economic outlook for 2020 prese

IAPH Membership Directory 2020 published

January 31, 2020


IAPH Membership Directory 2020 was published and sent out to IAPH Members this week. We would like to thank all the IAPH Members who assisted us in keeping the contents up-to-date as well as advertisers who kindly placed impressive adverts. If IAPH members require any additional copies or inquiries, please contact IAPH Secretariat at

New IAPH Vice President elected

January 29, 2020


As a result of recent election held among Regular Members in America, Central and South region, Ms. Tessa Major (CCO,Port of Açu, Brazil) was elected as the IAPH Vice President (America, Central and South) (2019-2021) and joined the IAPH Boardon January 29, 2020. Vice President, America, Central and SouthRegion: Ms. Tessa Major (CCO,Port of Açu, Brazil)

Welcome to a new member port from Oman!

January 14, 2020


A new Regular member has joined us, Port of Duqm Company SAOC, Oman (Mr. Reggy Vermeulen, CEO) that is situated on the southeastern seaboard of the Sultanate of Oman. It plays a triple role of port authority, terminal operator and landlord.

New service: read contents in your own language

January 10, 2020


You can read our bi-weekly online newsletter “IAPH Insider” in your own language. All you have to do is view the newsletter in your browser, and then you will see a tab ‘Translate’ on the upper right hand of the screen. By clicking on the tab, you will find a selection of languages to choose from. Previous issues of IAPH Insider can always be consulted on the IAPH website.

Ports & Harbors January/February 2020 issue published

January 09, 2020


This issue focuses on Energy Transition, Asia and Middle East region and more stories such as… Open Forum- ‘Ports champion’: Alison Rumsey, Associated British Ports’ chief HR officer, discusses the company’s commitment to building and growing a diverse workforce in 2020.Cover story -‘Major ports roll out LNG bunkers’: As the IMO’s limits on emissions kick in, major ports and refineries step up capacity, writes Maritna Li. IAPH Members can see the full stories online at Library Page.If you

Welcome to a new member from Turkey

January 08, 2020


A new Associate member has joined us, Port Operators Association of Turkey (Turklim),in which 67 port operators in Turkey are represented. Read more at

Welcome to a new member from France!

December 24, 2019


A new Associate member has joined us, Maritime Street (Mr. Pascal Ollivier, President), who offers a range of services including strategic advisory and consultancy services to governments and to technology solutions providers for advanced digitisation of trade logistics. Read more at

IAPH Women’s Forum’s initiative “Women in Ports Mentoring Program” now extended to female Harbour Masters

December 05, 2019


Women working in Harbour Master Divisions at the world's ports are now being offered the opportunity to be mentored by some of the industry's most experienced male and female professionals thanks to theInternational Harbour Masters Association(IHMA) now joining theIAPH World Ports Sustainability Programas Partner. IHMA has already reported interest from women members and are in the process of matching them with senior mentors, including members of their own Executive Committee. TheIAPH Women'

IAPH President asked “value or throughput” at Smart Ports Summit

November 29, 2019


On 19 November, the first Smart Ports Summit was held in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The congress attracted 25,000 visitors and over 1,000 exhibitors from 150 countries to the Catalan capital. Under the auspices of the Port of Barcelona, a dedicated two-day symposium took place for ports to showcase their most advanced digital transformation and sustainability projects. The 'Smart Ports. Piers of the Future' event notably brought together the ports of Antwerp,