New IAPH Constitution goes into effect

June 01, 2016


The new IAPH Constitution has come into force, effective 1 June. The new Constitution requires us to take a new and different approach to the way things were done in the past. To begin with, IAPH has now six new regions:1. Africa2. America, Central and South3. America, North4. Asia, South/West, East and Middle East5. Asia, South East and Oceania6. EuropeFor details, please click here. for the Asia, South Ea

Panama Mid-term Ports Conference concluded successfully

May 19, 2016


Hosted by Panama Maritime Authority (Mr. Jorge Barakat Pitty, Administrator), IAPH Mid-term Conference was successfully held in Panama City, Panama from May 10 to 13. Nearly 200 delegates, accompanying persons, guest speakers and exhibitors attended this major event of IAPH to learn firsthand about this major maritime country in the world, its people and culture.At the end of the meeting, three business resolutions were adopted:*Resolution on the Smooth Implementation of the SOLAS Convention on

Ports & Harbors May/June 2016 issue published

May 17, 2016


In this issue, cover stories focus on "Climate change/green ports" such as 'Class society supports ESI compliance' that looks at the Environmental Ship Index (ESI)'s five years' growth, as more incentive providers come on board and more ships quality for discounts. In Open Forum 'My duty, my call' Panama Canal Authority's executive vice presidentfor Environment, Water and Energy, Carlos Vargas tells why the project is a leader in environmental development. Members can see the digital version

Welcome to New Member

April 28, 2016


We are pleased to announce a new member of the Association!Port Authority of New York and New JerseyAddress: 4 World Trade Center-150 Greenwich Street 17th Floor, New York, NY10007, U.S.A.Website:               http://www.panynj.govRepresentative:      Molly Campbell, Director of Port Commerce

Ambitious topics for technical committee meetings in Panama

April 27, 2016


Port Finance & EconomicsInvited by Chair Dov Frohlinger, Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist, JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure, USA will make a special presentation 'Navigating the Unchartered Global Waters' at the onset of technical committee meetings on May 11. To hear the presentation, members of the Port Planning & Development and of the Port Operations & Logistics Committee will join the Port Finance & Economics Committee from 09:00 to 09:45 at

New IAPH Constitution adopted

April 22, 2016


To IAPH Members:As a result of a meeting by correspondence of IAPH Regular Members conducted on April 15, 2016, a new draft Constitution of IAPH was voted and adopted affirmatively. The new Constitution will go into effect on June 1, 2016.For the new Constitution, please visit the Library page ('IAPH Constitution' under 'Others' category)

Ports & Harbors March/April 2016 issue published

March 10, 2016


Ports & Harbors March/April 2016 issue published. In this issue, cover stories focus on "APAC regional focus" such as 'China clears the air with ECAs' that looks at Mainland ports following Hong Kong's lead in implementing emission controls. Stories of Vessel Traffic Management, Port Design and Planning are also included. In Open Forum 'Why weight?', freight transport insurance specialist Peregrine Storrs-Fox of TT Club warns that the clock is ticking on verification of cargo weights with an ame

Environmental Ship Index (ESI) still going strong

February 09, 2016


According to Fer van de Laar, Bureau Director of IAPH's World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) a total of 3,809 ships with a positive ESI Score have so far joined the scheme as well as 43 Incentive Providers (IP). More interestingly and encouragingly, we have recently welcomed a new type of IP, not a port entity but a Classification Society. Please click here for its press release.

IAPH Membership Directory 2016 published

February 01, 2016


IAPH Membership Directory 2016 was published and sent out to members. 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. Members can download it online at Library page If IAPH members require any additional copies or inquiries, please contact IAPH Secretariat at

IAPH Mid-term Conference 2016 will meet in Panama City

December 17, 2015


Hosted by Panama Maritime Authority, IAPH will meet in Panama City, Panama, 10-13 May 2016, for its Mid-term Conference.  As the conference coincides with the completion of the Panama Canal Expansion, it will provide an excellent platform to discuss the effects of the expanded Canal on world maritime trade. The outline of the event is as follows:10 May (Tue) IAPH Officers Meeting Welcome Reception for Early Arrivals11 May (Wed)Technical Committee Meetings Women’s Forum Meetings Board of Director

IAPH joins PIANC in promoting “Think Climate” coalition

December 10, 2015


IAPH has joined the PIANC-led environment initiative "Think Climate" coalition as a partner to raise awareness about the challenges posed by climate change at a global level. On Sunday December 6, Transport Day at the Paris COP21, the United Nations Paris Climate Conference 2015, the coalition formally launched its 2015 -2020 Action Plan, "Navigating a Changing Climate". Prior to the launch on December 6, the partners across the world including IAPH issued a joint press release 'New Internation