NEWS & EVENTS

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

Seeking mentors- Women in Ports Mentoring Program by IAPH Women’s Forum

October 03, 2019

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IAPH Women's Forum is seeking two new wonderful mentors of Women in Ports Mentoring Program to match with two of our women members who are working in harbour master and port operations role and looking to develop their career potential further. If you are interested in mentoring or have any questions about the program, please contact project leader Jeanine Drummond:womeninportsmentoring@iaphworldports.org for further details.

Decarbonisation of shipping will happen on land

October 03, 2019

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Attending the UN Climate Action Summit, 21-23 September 2019, IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven joined partners of the ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ at the UN headquarters in New York to support the ambition of having zero emission vessels operational on deep sea routes by 2030. This is necessary to meet the IMO 2050 greenhouse gas reduction target. The coalition so far consists of more than eighty leading private and public organisations in the maritime industry, including the ports of Aar

IAPH endorses Sustainable Ocean Principles

October 03, 2019

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During the UN Climate Action Summit, 21-23 September 2019, in New York, IAPH MD Patrick Verhoeven also participated in the launch of theSustainable Ocean Principlesof the UN Global Compact. These aim at determining how ocean industries can advance progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ensuring a healthy ocean provides significant opportunities for business and global economic growth. As described in Goal 14 on Life Below Water, there is an urgent need to protect and restore the

Latest ESI scores published

October 03, 2019

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The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) scores were published yesterday. Compared to the latest report (1 July), the total number of vessels in the ESI database continued to grow with 184 units, totalling at 7.916. The average ESI score is 31,82. The number of incentive providers remained stable at 57. More information can be found on theESI website.

Visitors to IAPH Tokyo

September 20, 2019

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Accompanied by his staff, Mr. Masamichi Morooka, President/CEO of Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), IAPH Regular Member based in Yokohama, Japan, visited with Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi at the IAPH head office in Tokyo to exchange views and opinions on the upcoming event organized by YKIP in Yokohama "Yokohama Maritime Forum 2019". IAPH Working Groups on Environment Ship Index (ES) and Clean Marine Fuels are also meeting on 21 and 22 October in conjunction with

Time to enter your projects for the 2020 IAPH Awards!

September 19, 2019

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The second IAPH World Ports Sustainability Awards will be handed out during the Gala Dinner of the 2020 World Ports Conference, which will be held in Antwerp on 18 March next year. Projects that are submitted to the online portfolio of the World Ports Sustainability Program https://sustainableworldports.org/submit-your-project/ by 31 December 2019 and meet the eligibility criteria will be in the running to win one of the awards. An international jury will select the three best projects in each o

Port call optimisation gains momentum

September 19, 2019

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IAPH and IHS Markit hosted a well-attended panel debate on port call optimisation in London last week. Keynote presentations by the IMO, the International Task Force Port Call Optimisation and IHS Markit were followed by a roundtable discussion with stakeholder organisations in the nautical chain, including shipowners, ship agents and brokers, maritime pilots, harbour masters and port authorities. The panel agreed that port call optimisation is in the first place about adding value to port custo

IAPH Council meets at IMO headquarters

September 19, 2019

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Hosted by IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim, the IAPH Council met on 13 September for the first time in its history at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation in London. The meeting topped what was an active IAPH participation to London International Shipping Week, one of the world’s largest maritime gatherings, which broke all records this year with more than 20,000 participants attending over 200 events. Council members had an in-depth exchange of views with IMO official

IAPH strategy refocuses on leadership and assistance

September 19, 2019

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During its London meeting last week, the IAPH Council discussed proposals of the Board to refocus the strategy of IAPH. Based on the priorities the IAPH President set out at the Annual General Meeting in Guangzhou last May and considering the diverse membership of the organisation, a two-pronged strategy was put forward. On the one hand, IAPH is to focus its leadership role on a limited set of truly global issues that are rapidly transforming the sector such as energy transition, automation and

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