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
Coronavirus: Let’s keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
Statement on 25 March by UNCTAD Secretary-General, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi
Note: There is a series of related links to be found at the foot of this article*
‘As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, the global maritime transport industry is playing a critical role in the response.
‘A call by the industry to all governments to keep maritime trade moving by allowing commercial ships continued access to ports worldwide and by facilitating the rapid changeover of ships’ crews should not go unheeded.
‘Around 80% of global trade is transported by commercial shipping, which moves the world’s food, energy and raw materials, as well as manufactured goods and components, according to UNCTAD statistics.
‘This includes vital medical supplies, which are sorely needed at this time, and items that are necessary for the preservation of many jobs in manufacturing – without which modern society cannot function.
Trinity House has been closely monitoring the developments of the impact of COVID-19 and has followed advice provided by HM Government.
With regard to its function as the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, the Trinity House priority is to keep staff safe while delivering its statutory functions.
The three GLAs of the UK and Ireland* are deemed essential services vital for the safety of marine navigation and the continuous flow of food, fuel, medical and hygiene supplies, along with the many other commodities upon which the nation depends daily.
In accordance with Government advice a significant majority of Trinity House personnel are now working from home where possible, but some staff are required to attend their normal workplace because of the essential nature of their work.
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