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 reported on 5 December that MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received deck machinery orders for four escort and four harbour tugboats from Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd in Hong Kong. MacGregor winches have been specifically designed to maximise vessel performance by minimising equipment weight, it is understood. These orders were booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2018 order intake, with equipment deliveries planned on a rolling schedule commencing in the second quarter of 2019 through to the end of the third quarter.
Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key messages apparent from a special session held on 3 December of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session. This was reported on 6 December by IMO which kindly provided illustrations.
Delegates were first treated to a song commemorating IMO’s 70th anniversary since the Convention establishing IMO was adopted in 1948) as well as the MSC 100 session.