Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
IHMA is delighted to announce that His Excellency Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, will address the opening day of the 11th IHMA Congress on 25 June 2018. Mr. Lim has both sea-going and port experience as well as a distinguished career at IMO which included leading the South Korean delegation and chairing one of the Sub-Committees.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, Mr. Lim was President of the Busan Port Authority and he has been a great proponent of the ship-shore interface at IMO instigating the 2017 World Maritime Day theme ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’ which led to the development of the theme for the IHMA’s 11th biennial congress Ports – vital for safe, secure and efficient global trade.
For further information please visit the dedicated Congress website https://maritime.knect365.com/ihma-global-port-and-marine-operations/
It was announced in mid-August that Maersk Supply Service will in the coming months provide marine support to The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastics, and install their first clean up system in the North Pacific.
ABPmer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Ports Holdings Limited, reported on 13 August with regard to Langstone Harbour Board it had been appointed to provide an independent Designated Person (DP*) service and associated annual Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC**) audit.