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.
There is a 20% discount available for IHMA members attending the Shipping2030 Europe conference, 20-21 March, Copenhagen.
The following information is provided by the conference organiser:
We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural Smart Ports Summit, taking place from 19 to 20 February 2019 at the Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel in London.
The 12th IHMA Congress, "The Next Wave – Navigating Towards the Digital Future", will be held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania from 5 - 9 October, 2020.
Free to Attend – each event closing with a networking reception
CSO Alliance will host a maritime security awareness brief aimed at enhancing risk awareness to security officials within the global maritime industry.while also providing a collaboration platform to debate related issues. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the CSO, Maritime Cyber and our new Port Alliances. Agenda items include:
Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, will give a keynote speech at the official launch of the UK Ports for International Trade campaign on Wednesday 17th October and an invitation has been extended to the maritime community. Readers who wish to attend are invited to inform the organisation by e-mail to: email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS
For paper submission see: http://www.tugandosv.com/its2018-paper-submission
Deadline for paper ideas, 31 July 2017.
19th IALA Conference on 'Successful Voyages, Sustainable Planet'
The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) in association with the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is conducting a conference on Successful voyages and Sustainable planet which means a New Era for Marine Aids to Navigation in a Connected World, from May 27 to June 2 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
The Venue will be at Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Profiling the seafarer of the future - essential knowledge, essential networking
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CrewConnect Europe is stepping out of the bounds of the traditional manning and training events and will gather over 150 crewing industry professionals to tackle some of the most forward-looking themes, turning to operators, researchers, regulators and analysts to discuss:
Big business, big data, big ideas to stay ahead of the game in liner shipping
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On behalf of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and PIANC, the 34th PIANC World Congress will take place from May 7 to 12, 2018 in Panama City, Panama.
About the Congress
The PIANC World Congress will present and discuss topics relevant to the waterborne transport and infrastructure sector. Topics will include inland navigation, dredging, logistics & infrastructure, ports and marinas.
For more information on the congress – www.pianc2018.com
Congress Main Topics
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the commitment of 12 countries to facilitate crew changes and achieve key worker designation for seafarers, following a virtual ministerial summit hosted by the UK Government on 9 July. This step represents significant progress to help resolve a growing crisis facing the maritime industry, and enable hundreds of thousands of stranded seafarers to go home or join ships.
In a joint statement, representatives from 12 countries expressed their deep concern about the current crisis and acknowledged that “the inability of ship operators worldwide to conduct ship’s crew changes is the single most pressing maritime operational challenge to the safe and efficient movement of global trade”.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions and border closures imposed by Governments around the world have caused significant hurdles to crew changes and left hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded onboard ships, or unable to join ships. It is currently estimated that at least 200,000 seafarers worldwide are stranded on ships and require immediate repatriation, and a similar number urgently need to join ships to replace them. This has led to a growing humanitarian crisis, in addition to concerns that seafarer fatigue and mental health issues may lead to serious maritime accidents. There are also concerns about the continuity of the global supply chain.
French container carrier, CMA CGM has announced its intention of launching a new product called Round the Africa (RTA) service to add to and complement the current 31 CMA CGM services already operating to sub-Saharan Africa.
A bit of a misnomer, the service is unique in terms of providing a direct service from Asia to Senegal and Sierra Leone along with best transit times, as well as calls to other selected West African ports.
Dakar is reached weekly from Ningbo in 35 days, from Nansha in 32 days. Freetown (Sierra Leone) is reached in 35 days from Nansha. The service offer to Tema (Ghana) is improved with three weekly departures.
‘Our exporters from West Africa will benefit of excellent transit time and direct service to China. Shanghai is reached in 29 days from Abidjan, 31 days from Tema, 36 days from Freetown and 39 days from Dakar,’ says the line in a statement.
One is left to assume the Round Africa part comes from the ships returning to Asia via the Cape of Good Hope.
Round the Africa service rotation is as follows:
Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha – Singapore – Malta – Tanger – Dakar – Freetown – Tema – Abidjan – Port Kelang – Shanghai
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