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 International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) is pleased to let you know that the detailed agenda for the 9th IHMA Congress to be held in Bruges – Ghent, Belgium 2014 has been published. Please see attached document for further details.
Please find here a list of the members and organisations registered to attend as per 1/2 March 2014:
Algeciras Bay Port Authority; APM Terminals Bahrain; AS Kunda Nordic; Associated Icelandic Ports; Australian Maritime Systems; Barcelona Port Authority; Bremer Schiffsmeldedienst; Copenhagen Malmo Port; Dover Harbour Board; Dublin Port Company; Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co; Falmouth Harbour Commissioners; Fremantle Ports; FSI - Primorsky Region Maritime Port Administration; Germanischer Lloyd SE; Ghent Port; Company AMPC; Groningen Seaports; Hamburg Port Authority; Hansestadt Bremisches Hafenamt; Klaipeda State Seaport Authority; Klein Systems Group; Kolding Havn; Murmansk Maritime Port Authorities; Namport; Plymouth University; Port Hedland Port Authority; Port of Aalborg; Port of Amsterdam; Port of Antwerp; Port of Cork; Port Of Gothenburg; Port of London Authority; Port of Moerdijk; Port of Portland; Port of Rotterdam; Port of Tallinn; Ports of Marseille - Marseille-Fos; Prince Rupert Port Authority; Rosslare Europort; Royal Dirkzwager; SMSC; Sohar Industrial Port Company; SSPA Sweden AB; St. Petersburg Maritime Authority; Taman Maritime Port Administration; The Nautical Institute; Toros Tarim San. Ve Tic. A.S; Transnet National Ports Authority; United Kingdom Maritime Pilot's Association; Vanino Maritime Port Administration & Vysotsk Maritime Authority
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has been declared the winning bidder in a tender covering three offshore high-speed ambulance boats that will support emergency services in the Aegean Sea.
The international tender was concluded after a cooperation between the Hellenic Coast Guard and the Greek Emergency Response Organization (EKAB) in an initiative supported and financed by the European Union under the INTERREG V-A Cooperation Programme 2014-2020.
It is understood that all three ambulance boats are scheduled for delivery during the summer of 2020, to take up station operating from remote Greek islands in the Aegean.
The vessels will be fabricated using the successful VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 design and will be equipped with twin-diesel stern-drive engines to achieve speeds of up to 40 knots, as well as cutting-edge navigation instruments.
It has been reported in Kenya that Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) intends to invest US$193 million to modernise four berths at the port of Mombasa. Our illustration here shows Mombasa’s second container terminal (www.africaports.co.za © ).
While the berths have not been identified it is understood that they currently handle containers and breakbulk general cargo.
Financing will come from commercial rated loans being offered by the European Investment Bank and French development agency AFD, according to Daniel Manduku, the managing director of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).
The port of Mombasa recently opened a new container terminal which is being operated by a division of the Italian shipping company, MSC. The port is the main gateway port for neighbouring landlocked countries in the East Africa region – Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, southern Ethiopia and parts of eastern DRC.
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