Multiple publications and tools expected at #IAPH2023

The #IAPH2023 World Ports Conference is being organised to provide attendees not just with insights, but also practical tools to take back with them from Abu Dhabi to their ports and port communities. With main plenary sessions in the early morning and late afternoon dealing with the energy transition, data collaboration and resilience topics from a strategic level, multiple breakout sessions in-between will be focussed on how to use different tools developed by IAPH in practice. This includes how to best use data from the Q2 IAPH World Ports Tracker which attendees will be able to download at the session with professor Thanos Pallis and Jan Hoffmann of UNCTAD. It also includes the formal launch of the World Customs Organisation – IAPH guidelines for Customs Authorities and Ports, which have been co-developed with the involvement of many IAPH members and the national customs organisations from around the world in the last eighteen months. This session will include the participation in person of Ricardo Treviño Chapa, deputy secretary-general of the WCO. During the plenary session on data collaboration in maritime cargo supply chains, World Bank manager of the global trade and regional integration unit Sebastian Dessus will provide insights into the joint WB – IAPH global report that will be published on Port Community Systems. During the plenary session featuring the implementation of the IMO Single Window ahead of the January 2024 deadline for member states, attendees will also be guided on how to access the new IMO-WMU Introductory e-learning course on implementation of the maritime single window which was developed with inputs from IAPH. The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) will be showcasing their online Global Port Integrity Platform. During the session of the at-berth module of the IAPH Environmental Ship Index, attendees will have access to a new white paper developed especially for new incentive providers. There will also be a dedicated breakout session on how to use the recently-published IAPH Risk and Resilience guidelines for ports as well as one which illustrates how to use the Mindset Towards Innovation in ports white paper developed by some of the most advanced IAPH ports in this field. IAPH will also be showcasing the many safety tools that have been developed by its Clean Marine Fuels Working group for ports preparing to bunker ships calling at their ports using new alternative fuels, including hydrogen and methanol as well as the new Port readiness tool currently under development with WPCAP and Mission Innovation. The session on the World Ports Sustainability Program’s next steps will showcase the latest content developed for the highly successful Port Endeavor game. All the more reasons for a representative of your port to join us in Abu Dhabi. You can register here.