Visitors to IAPH Tokyo

September 18, 2019


Accompanied by Masaharu Shinohara, IAPH Vice President for South/West, East & Middle East Region (Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation), Mr. John Beckett, Chair of ICHCA International and Capt. Richard Brough, Head of ICHCA International, visited the IAPH head office on 18 September and they were greeted by Secretary General Masahiko Furuichi and his staff. They exchanged views and opinions on various industry issues, including cybersecurity that is now posing a threat to the stability

Ports & Harbors September/October 2019 issue published

September 05, 2019


This issue focuses on Digitalization, Asia region, Port design and planning and more stories such as… Open Forum- ‘Online ambitions’: Lars Fischer, Managing Director of Softship Data Processing, takes a look at how Maritime 4.0- the digitization of the industry – is influencing ports, their customers and future. Cover story -‘Port digitalization: Common goals’: To become more efficient, ports need to work together, using data to feed collaborative planning platforms, Charlie Bartlett rep

Share your experience on extreme weather events

September 05, 2019


More than 40 ports worldwide have already responded to the IAPH-PIANC survey on extreme weather events. This is encouraging, but we’d like to invite more ports to share information on the consequences and costs of extreme meteorological and/or oceanographic events. The survey includes questions on port or waterway closures, delays and downtime, and on clean up, maintenance, damage repair and other measures.  It also considers wider issues, for example the role of warning systems.  Results from t

IAPH gets new Secretary General

September 03, 2019


Appointed by the IAPH Board (President and Vice Presidents),Dr. Masahiko Furuichi has officially taken office as IAPH Secretary General, succeeding Mr. Susumu Naruse, as of 1 September. As many of you know, your new Secretary General Dr. Masahiko Furuichi is not new to IAPH. Since 2006, he has played an active part in the Association, attending numerous IAPH meetings and conferences, and most notably serving as Vice Chair of IAPH Port Planning and Development Committee since 2007.As entrusted

IAPH S.E. Asia & Oceania Region meeting in KL

August 30, 2019


Hosted by Port Klang Authority (PKA), the IAPH South East Asia and Oceania Region met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 21 August 2019, in conjunction with the Conference on Implementation of Low Sulphur Bunker Fuel 2020 held on 20 August. Presentations made are posted at the PKA’s website at

Welcome to a new member port from Solomon Islands!

August 19, 2019


Solomon Islands Ports Authority (Mr. Eranda Kotelawala, CEO) is a state owned enterprise functioning as Regulator, Operator and Authority. Its major ports are Honiara and Noro.

Welcome to a new member port!

July 26, 2019


We are pleased to announce a new Regular Member from Brazil. Porto do Açu (Mr. Carlos Tadeu Fraga, CEO) ​is a private port, operating since 2014, with 9 terminals in a total area of 130km².

Women in Ports Mentoring Program

July 17, 2019


IAPH Women's Forum launched the the Women in Ports Mentoring Program during 2019 IAPH Conference in Guangzhou in May.  There are still opportunities for more women in IAPH member ports to join the program.   If you are interested in the program, please contact the Chair of IAPH Women's Forum Jeanine Drummond at Also the Program has been nominated for the Career4Sea Europort Awards in the category ‘Women in Shipping’ that aims to foster excellence and car

IAPH President addresses Maritime Silk Road Forum

July 16, 2019


President Santiago Garcia-Milà was invited to join the 5thMaritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum in Ningbo, China on July 11-12. The two-day long forum, organised by Zhejiang Seaport Group and other enterprises and institutions, is a parallel forum for the China Maritime Forum 2019, an event launched to mark the Maritime Day ofChinaon July 11. The Ports Forum is guided byChina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport and the People’s Government ofZhejiang Province.

Welcome to a new member!

July 11, 2019


We are pleased to announce a new Associate Member from Switzerland. ARKTIS RADIATION DETECTORS LTD who designs and manufactures advanced integrated detection systems that detect and categorize radiological and nuclear materials with an unprecedented level of accuracy and reliability

Ports & Harbors July/August 2019 issue published

July 09, 2019


This issue focuses on Sustainability, North America region, Dredging and more stories such as… Open Forum- ‘Trade war fallout’: Dr Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director of Port of Long Beach says the port of long beach remains bullish despite US-China trade tensions have hit the port. Cover story -‘Ports seek IMO 2020 clarity’: Ahead of IMO 2020, Ports are gearing up to handle low-sulphur fuels, but will they be able to cope? Stephen Cousins reports. IAPH Members can see the full sto

Environmental Ship Index (ESI) still going strong

July 03, 2019


According to Manfred Lebmeier, ESI Bureau Director, 7,732 ships are registered and 56 incentive providers, as of July 1, 2019. Borth registered ships and Incentive providers increased from 7,452 to 7,732 (+280) and from 56 to 57 (+) respectively compared to April 1, 2019. More details on ESI website: