March-April issue of Ports & Harbors is out

The March-April edition of Ports & Harbors was published last week. In this issue the cover interview features Elpi Petraki, chartering, operations, and business development manager at ENEA Management in Greece and newly elected president of WISTA International. Elpi and IAPH managing director Patrick Verhoeven compare notes around the impact of digitised trade information and how to win skilled employees of the future. In addition, IAPH’s communications director Victor Shieh offers a summary of the two-day symposium organised by IMO, IAPH and BIMCO on implementing a maritime single window. Hamburg Port Authority’s head of port process solution Phanthian Zuesongdham talks automation, collaboration, and seafaring dreams. The ‘In Numbers’ article, which is written by professors Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis and Geraldine Knatz, looks at the global growth in automated container terminals as part of a wider research study. Mikal Böe, CEO of Core Power makes the case for nuclear propulsion of ships. We have Sitara Shipping’s CEO Sanjam Gupta on structural changes shaping Indian ports and JOC’s Mark Szakonyi reviews Bruce Jones’ book To Rule the Waves on how the control of the world’s oceans shapes the fate of the superpowers.