We are delighted to welcome Nick Blackmore in the IAPH team, who has joined as director of business development. Nick’s role will focus on the strategic and commercial development and marketing of IAPH’s portfolio of products and services, including the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), the World Ports Conference and initiatives relating to the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP). Previously, Nick has worked on a consulting basis for the IAPH. Last year, he managed the organisation’s membership survey and consultation, interviewing senior leaders at 18 member ports and port associations. He also created the recently published Environmental Ship Index (ESI) whitepaper and was a speaker and panellist promoting ESI at shipping events. Nick is a journalist and executive whose association with the IAPH dates back to 2008, when he became a title editor at the publisher of Ports & Harbors. He played a key role in the content development and commercial organisation of the postponed 2020 edition of the World Ports Conference, which was successfully delivered as a digital event in 2021.