NEWS & EVENTS

Visitors to IAPH Tokyo

November 01, 2019

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On 1 November, Yvonne Mason, CEO, Capt. Bob Gilchrist, of safests, based in UK visited the IAPH headquarters and were warmly greeted by Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi and his staff. They exchanged views and opinions on various IAPH matters, including the upcoming IAPH Conference in Antwerp, 17-19 March 2020. The company http://www.safests.com/company/ is an Associate member specialized in ship-to-ship transfer of oil and LPG, and it is regularly represented in IAPH conferences and meetin

IAPH-WPSP Cruise Project launches in Hamburg

November 01, 2019

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On Wednesday, 9 October, some thirty participants gathered for the kick-off meeting of the IAPH-WPSP Cruise Project. Participants representing port authorities, cruise terminals, cruise port associations and a classification society met to explore how a global, harmonised format for collecting data on emissions of cruise ships during port calls could be established. The group aims for a measuring process that minimises administrative burden, as well as promoting consistency and industry engageme

Leading port authorities to consider cybersecurity network

November 01, 2019

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To strengthen global collaboration on cyber resilience and response, Ley Hoon Quah, CEO of theMaritime and Port Authority of Singapore, introduced a proposal yesterday to peers from fifteen global port authorities toform and lead acybersecurity network of chief information officers. The proposed network would aim to enhance cybersecurity awareness in the maritime sector and facilitate early sharing of cyber threat information. Ms Quah presented the proposal at the 5th edition of the Port Authori

Green Award Foundation visits IAPH Tokyo

October 28, 2019

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Messrs. Jan Fransen, Executive Director, and Keita Shinohara, Certification Manager, of the Green Award Foundation, an IAPH Associate member in the Netherlands, paid a courtesy visit to Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi on 28 October. They are visiting Japan to attend IAPH’s ESI (Environmental Ship Index) Working Group that was held, 21 and 22 October, in conjunction with Yokohama Maritime Forum, 23-25 October. The Secretary General and his staff exchanged views and opinions on IAPH and i

Guests from the Indian Ocean

October 25, 2019

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We received a delegation of Maldives Ports Limited, an IAPH member in Maldives on 25 October. Messrs. Ahmed Inaan, Hassan Muzni Mohamed and Mohamed Maseeh Abdul Sattar, who are an assistant general manager, were received and welcomed by Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi to exchange ideas and views on various issues. They are visiting Japan to attend the Yokohama Maritime Forum and paid a courtesy visit to the IAPH Tokyo secretariat. Maldives Ports Limited are both regulator and operator of

IAPH and PortXL team up to accelerate port innovation

October 25, 2019

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IAPH and PortXL, the world's first port and maritime accelerator, have decided to team up to explore ways to accelerate worldwide port innovation. The collaboration features in the context of the World Ports Sustainability Program. The goal is to develop a worldwide platform for port innovation. PortXL brings a proven approach in matching ports facing a problem with innovative start-ups and scale-ups offering a solution. Since 2015, it has been running an annual acceleration programme, matchin

IAPH working groups agree on synergies in Yokohama

October 25, 2019

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In conjunction with Yokohama Maritime Forum (YMF), 23-25 October, which was organised by Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the port of Yokohama, one of Japan’s largest maritime trading centres, IAPH’s Clean Marine Fuels working group had a joint meeting with the working group of the other IAPH sustainability flagship project, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI). Members discussed synergies among them as well as collaboration with the working gr

IAPH joined Yokohama Maritime Forum

October 25, 2019

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Focusing on sustainability, diversity and harmonisation, discussions at the Yokohama Maritime Forum (YMF) were dedicated to topics such as environmental challenges, gender balance and diversity, LNG as marine fuel, maritime pollution and governance. IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven joined his peers of the main shipping trade associations ICS, BIMCO, Intertanko and CLIA in a panel discussion on the effectiveness of IMO regulations (photo). Patrick also moderated a session on port communit

IAPH represented at PAR in Kobe

October 17, 2019

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Hosted by Port of Kobe, Japan, Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) met in Kobe, Japan, 15-17 October, for its 5th conference entitled “Managing Disruptive Changes and Risks for Future Ready Port”. During the event, IAPH Vice President Masaharu Shinohara for Asia, South/West, East and Middle East Region met with Captain Maktoum Alhouqani, Executive Vice President Corporate Authority, Abu Dhabi Ports and exchanged ideas for future IAPH activity. IAPH Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi was also in a

Registration open for Antwerp Conference

October 16, 2019

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Registration is now live https://www.worldportsconference.com/ for the IAPH World Ports Conference 2020, that will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, 17-19 March 2020, Antwerp, Belgium, hosted by Port of Antwerp. We met in Guangzhou, China, 6-10 May 2019, for the IAPH World Ports Conference. But IAPH World Ports Conference is now annually held and the Antwerp conference with a shorter conference period will make it easier for you to attend. Join us in Antwerp next March for what promises to be t

Typhoon Hagibis

October 15, 2019

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In the wake of the devastating typhoon, the worst one in six decades, we have received many inquiries about the safety of the Tokyo secretariat team and its families. Gratefully, we here in Tokyo are all safe and the IAPH offices are open! Reportedly there has been no damage made to ports and harbors in Japan.Typhoon Hagibis has brought extraordinary amounts of rainfall in many areas of the country, causing more than a dozen rivers to overflow. In the flooded areas mainly in Eastern Japan, many

Welcome to a new member port from Qatar!

October 04, 2019

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Mwani Qatar (Capt. Abdulla Al-Khanji, CEO) is responsible for managing the nation’s seaports and shipping terminals (Hamad, Doha and Ruwais Port). http://www.mwani.com.qa

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