Port Endeavor played at MARLOG conference in Egypt

IAPH technical director, Antonis Michail attended this week the 13th edition of the International Maritime Transport and Logistics Conference – MARLOG 13 – in Alexandria, Egypt. Organised by IAPH associate member, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), the conference brought together more than 500 port, logistics, sustainability and technology experts, together with government and academic stakeholders, from 23 countries, primarily from the Arabic, African, Mediterranean and Middle East countries. On 4 March, Antonis joined a panel discussion on ‘the future of green ports: resilience, sustainability, and adaptation’ with MEDPorts, the Union for the Mediterranean, and AASTMT. He presented on key challenges and opportunities for sustainable port management highlighting the respective IAPH and WPSP work. Furthermore, together with Nico Suys, manager port projects at Port of Antwerp-Bruges International, Antonis facilitated a Port Endeavor training session for forty conference participants on 5 March. This was the first time Port Endeavor was played in the region, receiving outstanding feedback for making trainees aware of key port sustainability challenges and linking these to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The realistic look and feel of the game, making use of real port cases from the WPSP projects database, was once again confirmed, together with its success in committing participants to engaged discussion on port sustainability. IAPH and its Port Endeavor partners, UNCTAD TrainForTrade and the the Antwerp-Flanders Port Training Center (APEC) are constantly looking forward to further building on the success of the game, making it widely available globally.