ICS – IAPH Joint Release

March 24, 2020


The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) have joined forces to call on G20 leaders ahead of the 24 March summit to act quickly to protect global supply chains from the impact of COVID-19. In an open letter the two organizations representing the global shipping industry and the world's ports and harbours set out that in this time of global crisis, it is more important than ever to keep supply chains open and maritime trade and tran

COVID-19 updates (1)

March 23, 2020


Europe and Africa Region March 20 Port of Haropa: COVID-19 update No.4 Port of Rotterdam: Corona virus at port of Rotterdam March 19 Port of Marseille Fos: Activity continuity – Covid19

Ports & Harbors March/April 2020 issue published

March 17, 2020


The focus of the March-April issue is on offshore terminals, carbon footprint, data-sharing platforms, port cluster collaboration and ports in the European region. The cover features Despina Theodosiou, President of WISTA International who, in an interview with Patrick Verhoeven, discusses empowerment of women in ports and shipping. In ‘open forum’, SPBES CEO Brent Perry talks about the commercial opportunities battery-powered ships offer to ports and the ‘last word’ is for Jacques Vandermeire

Welcome to a new member port from Poland

March 12, 2020


The Port of Gdansk Authority Spolka Akcyjna (i.e. Joint Stock Company) with its registered office in Gdansk, is a commercial partnership established in 1998 and operates based on the provisions of the Act on Seaports and Harbours and the Code of Commercial Companies. In that capacity, the Company follows the tradition of all its predecessor entities that used to manage the port grounds in Gdansk. The owners of the managing entity are: the State Treasury, the Municipality of Gdansk and entitled

IAPH World Ports Conference 2020 cancelled

March 05, 2020


 The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) regrets to announce the cancellation of the IAPH 2020 World Ports Conference, which was due to be held between 17-19 March in Antwerp, Belgium. The difficult decision to cancel follows extensive consultation with organizer IHS Markit and Host Sponsor Port of Antwerp.  Given the spread of COVID-19 it has been necessary to cancel in the interests of the health & safety of speakers, sponsors and attendees. In addition, the recent increase i

Update: 1 March – IAPH World Ports Conference agenda remains in place

March 02, 2020


The health and safety of our visitors and partners remains our top priority, as we continue to plan ahead for the IAPH 2020 World Ports Conference, which is due to take place in Antwerp, Belgium between 17 -19 March. Recognizing the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak, we continue to monitor the recommendations of safety and health officials. All guidelines of World Health Organization and the Belgian and local Antwerp health authorities are planned for the venue as well as attendee guidance

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.