IAPH joins first Maldives Maritime Conference

On 6-7 March, the IAPH representative for India, Ennarasu Karunesan, joined the first Maldives Maritime Conference, organised by IAPH member Maldives Ports Limited under the leadership of their new CEO Mohamed Wajeeh Ibrahim. The event was supported by IAPH, UNCTAD TrainForTrade, Valencia Port Authority, Fundación Valenciaport, Maldives State Shipping, and Johor Port Berhard. The conference addressed the topics of innovative and emerging technologies, maritime transport connectivity and logistics, energy efficiency and climate resilience. Ennarasu gave an overall presentation on IAPH and joined the closing panel discussion on ‘What Does the Future Hold for the Maritime Industry?’, together with UNCTAD TrainForTrade’s Mark Assaf, and Azmath Jaleel, moderated by Eva Perez Garcia from Fundación Valenciaport. The second day of the conference included on-site visits, including the new Hulhumale’ International Terminal built on reclaimed interconnected islands.