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.
The South African chapter of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC SA) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 35th PIANC World Congress from 29 April – 03 May 2024, in Cape Town.
The congress will include presentation of technical papers in research and development within the waterborne transportation environment.
Technical Workshops will be held two days before the congress where technical experts will present selected topics within the waterborne transportation fields.
Technical Tours for delegates will involve visits to ports and a variety of coastal sites, and there will be Social Tours for delegates to visit tourist attractions in Cape Town.
The theme of the Conference is: Future Ready Waterborne Transport – Unlocking Africa. The theme aims to address the works necessary in creating a sustainable maritime sector.
The congress will also offer delegates an opportunity to experience Cape Town, the Mother City, a city between two oceans and the mountain, with a national park and Natural Wonder of the World at its heart. It is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years.
A warm welcome
On behalf of the organising committee Basil Ngcobo First Delegate: PIANC SA
And Magenthran Ruthenavelu Conference Chair have extended a warm invitation to participate in this forthcoming 35th PIANC World Congress 2024.
Abstract Submission Opens – 20 April 2023
Abstracts Submissions Close – 20 July 2023
Tel: +27 21 836 8315
PIANC is the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure, established in 1885. Its high-ranking technical reports on the design, development, and maintenance of ports, waterways, marinas and coastal areas are renowned and provide the global waterborne transport community with expert guidance, recommendations, and technical advice.
As a non-political and non-profit organization PIANC unites international experts for advanced technical, economic, and environmental developments. Moreover, its mission is to keep the international community connected and to support Young Professionals and Emerging Countries.
With the PIANC Commissions and Working Groups, as well as numerous global Congresses, the organization keeps expanding its network to be abreast of industry developments, education, and technology.
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