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.
L’ACPF est une association qui regroupe les officiers de port et officiers de port adjoints qui occupent les fonctions de commandant de port dans les ports français.
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Le commandant de port dirige la capitainerie du port, armée par des officiers de port et officiers de port adjoints, fonctionnaires d’Etat. Leurs missions peuvent se décomposer en :
Les ports de commerce sont divisés en:
Dans les ports décentralisés, le rôle d'autorité portuaire est assuré par la collectivité territoriale compétente. Les pouvoirs de police des capitaineries restent néanmoins de la responsabilité de l'Etat dans les plus importants d'entre eux. L'exploitation du port est en règle générale confiée aux Chambres de Commerce par le biais de contrats de concession. Ceux-ci concernent notamment l'exploitation des outillages et équipements du port.
Ministère de l'Ecologie, du développement durable, des transports et du logement:
ACOPM, Morocco - L’Association du Corps des Officiers de Port du Maroc (ACOPM)
Unlike an emergency situation on land, when a ship faces a crisis at sea, Masters cannot simply dial the emergency services for instant assistance. They take responsibility for dealing with the situation, acting decisively to protect lives and prevent or minimise damage to the ship, environment and cargo.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) have worked in partnership to provide the industry with a practical guide
Peril at Sea and Salvage: A Guide for Masters outlines the actions a Master should take when confronted with an emergency: from the initial assessment and immediate actions, through to towage or salvage arrangements, as may be necessary. It also explains the importance of prompt notification to relevant parties with onshore support, particularly coastal States and the company.
A section is included with recommendations for a company’s shore-based personnel.
Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping commented: ‘Over the years we have seen a reduction in shipping emergencies and major incidents due to the development of regulations governing the safe operation and management of ships. Crews are regularly trained in emergency response preparedness and the industry has adopted a compliance culture.
According to a media briefing from IMO the key project to support the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping in developing countries through regional maritime technology cooperation centres has been extended to June 2021.
Known as the Global MTCC Network (GMN) Project this implemented by IMO and funded by the European Union.
There is a global network of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs). These undertake pilot projects and promote technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector, it is reported.
Since their establishment three years ago, the MTCCs in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific have established strong regional networks and are becoming important regional players, with technical expertise in the field of maritime energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions knowledge.
These Centres have undertaken a range of pilot projects, completed port energy audits and established branch offices in three countries. IMO report that more than 50 capacity building activities have brought together a total 2,400 delegates from various parts of the maritime sector.