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.
PIANC is the global organisation providing guidance and technical advice for a sustainable waterborne transport infrastructure to ports, marinas and waterways.
Established in 1885, PIANC is one the oldest technical associations that has changed noticeably over the years, adapting to the respective contemporary requirements of issues pertaining to waterborne transport infrastructure. Some of the 21st century’s challenges involve sustainable development, climate change, the need for working with nature and digitalisation.
The South African chapter of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC SA) is pleased to announce Abstract Submissions for the 35th PIANC World Congress 2024 are now open.
On behalf of the Planning Committee invitations have been extended to
contributors to participate in this prestigious event.
The theme of the Congress is: Future Ready Waterborne Transport –
Unlocking Africa. This theme aims to address the works necessary in creating a sustainable maritime sector, with a preferred focus on Africa.
The congress will include presentations of technical papers in all practices of the waterborne transportation environment, including project management, consulting, construction, and research and development.
The venue will be the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
The First Announcement provides details of the range of topics to be considered and advises how to submit abstracts and the programme for review.
Readers are invited to download the First Announcement here:
Abstract Submissions Opened 20 April 2023
Abstracts Submissions Close 20 July 2023
Notice of Acceptance 1 September 2023
Full paper submission deadline 6 November 2023
For further information readers are invited to contact:
Tel: +27 21 836 8315
Based on material kindly provided by the PIANC Secretariat.
The main approach channel and Berths 8&9 at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe have been deepened to improve access for the world’s largest container ships.
The announcement was formally made today (4 October 2023) during the maiden call at the port of its namesake the OOCL Felixstowe, the latest in a series of 24,188 TEU mega container vessels operated by Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (“OOCL”).