Ports & Harbors September/October 2017 issue published

September 13, 2017


This issue focuses on EU port regulation, Blockchain technology, Cyberattack and ports and more. In Open Forum ‘Keep ahead with the game-changers’, Sanne Manders, COO of freight forwarder, Flexport, and member of the advisory board for Port of Rotterdam’s port accelerator program, PortXL, gives his impression of the changing supply chain landscape. In Last Word ‘GPA dredging will offer more flexibility’ Griff Lynch, Executive Director of Georgia Ports Authority, tells that the single termi

Baku is looking forward to welcoming you to the IAPH Conference 2018

August 30, 2017


The alluring capital city of Azerbaijan – Baku – is enthusiastic about hosting a diverse and thought-provoking programme at the IAPH Baku 2018 World Ports Conference from 8-11 May.The 2018 IAPH World Ports Conference will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The first port in the Caspian region ever to host this event, Port of Baku is poised to become the leading trade and logistics hub of Eurasia. With its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, as well as with the exciting new Free Tr

New IAPH Vice President elected

August 23, 2017


As a result of recent election held among Regular and Honorary Members in Africa region,  Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman (Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigeria) was elected as Vice President (Africa Region) (2017-2019) and joined the IAPH management team.  Vice President, Africa Region:Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman (Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigeria)

Port lawyers wanted

July 28, 2017


IAPH Legal Committee chaired by Mr. Frans van Zoelen (Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands) is looking for port lawyers to join the team. The Legal Committee is a professional team comprising port lawyers selected from among IAPH member ports to address, monitor and analyze international legal issues impacting ports that are often dealt with IMO, ILO, UNCTAD, etc.Joining the team means participating in the committee activity, e.g. attending the committee meeting held once a year in conjunction wit

WPCI LNG Working Group gets new chair

July 28, 2017


Mr. Peter Alkema, Port of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has replaced Ms.Tessa Major as Chair of the Working Group. Under the new chairmanship of Mr. Alkema, the working group will meet in Amsterdam, October 2 & 3, 2017.During the meeting the Working Group will discuss the overall work that yet is to be done, such as LNG bunker checklists and WPCI LNG website. Sub working group 2 would be dealing with risk perimeters for the transfer of LNG as a bunker fuel. If you are interested, just send an e-ma

IAPH upgrades its environmental initiative

July 21, 2017


At its world ports conference in Bali this May, IAPH decided and announced that the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) will be expanded to extend its scope from climate action to a full range of sustainability port development challenges the industry is facing.  The new IAPH program  known as the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) will be officially launched in Antwerp, Belgium, during a two-day international conference to be held 22-23 March 2018. It i

Welcome to New Members

July 05, 2017


We are pleased to announce a new Regular member from Liberia!National Port Authority of Liberia *Mr. David F. Williams, Managing Director/CEOwebsite:*a state-owned corporation to manage, plan, and build all public ports in Liberia, currently managing four ports of Monrovia (Freeport), Buchanan, Greenville and Harper.

Ports & Harbors July/August 2017 issue published

July 13, 2017


This issue’s cover stories feature “IAPH Bali Conference” focusing on the theme of each presentation made during the working sessions. In Open Forum ‘Teamwork will make it happen’, new IAPH Vice President (Central & South America region) Guimara Tuñón Guerra, Director General of Ports and Maritime Ancillary Industries, Panama Maritime Authority, tells about her plans for IAPH, the importance of fostering opportunities for women in the workplace, and Panama’s plans to roll out electronic inf

Environmental Ship Index (ESI) to evaluate CO2 performance

July 04, 2017


From July 1, 2017, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) started evaluating performance in the field of CO2. Until then, only the environmental performance of ships on emissions of air pollution (NOx and SOx) were assessed. This makes the index the first sustainable quality mark in international shipping that includes the performance and, more particularly, the reduction in CO2 in its assessment. The index does this based on historical data already included in the index. The ESIcompares the fu

New online publications available

June 29, 2017


The Port Planning and Development Committee have recently come up with a final report on the following interesting two subjects. 'Optimized Modern Multi-Purpose Terminals' (May 2017) 'Guidance to trailers' behavior at landside terminal gates' (May 2017) IAPH members with password can download the reports at Library page