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.
From London we learn that an intensive training event on port management and operational efficiency took place in France in mid-October. (See here illustration reproduced from www.imo.org ©). Accent was clearly on Africa.
This was delivered to high-level officials and decision-makers from maritime and port authorities around the world in the form of the annual five-week course by the Institut Portuaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER) and concluded on 11 October in Le Havre, France.
The 33rd Advanced Course on Port Operations and Management welcomed 19 participants from 19 countries*. Seven of these participants were women.
It is understood that the course included class-based training and site visits.
Lectures were delivered in French and English on a variety of port matters, including shipping and port economy, port organization, ship call operations and management, port security, port technology and information systems, port works and maintenance, port marketing and port environment.
IMO delivered a presentation on getting ports closer to the its organisation.
This course was sponsored by, among others, IMO, the French port Administration and the Port and Maritime Union of Le Havre.
*Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania and Togo.
Longitude, an LOC Group Company, announce on 22 January that it has been awarded the contract for the Trinity House Vessel Replacement Project Technical Specialist.
This agreement will, it is understood, see Longitude work on the requirements definition and tender specification for the Trinity House new aids to navigation service vessel. Support will then continue through the procurement and build phases of the contract, with the end goal of delivering a vessel to replace THV Patricia commissioned in 1982.
Longitude will provide a conceptual design of the vessel to Trinity House, to facilitate a thorough analysis of the vessel’s requirements, and look into incorporating new technologies, including hybrid systems. Once the design phase is complete, Longitude will work alongside the chosen shipyard to ensure that the design and build phases are successfully executed and that the end product is in accordance with Trinity House requirements.
Work is well advanced with our Congress two months away.
For the first time we have held a Young Maritime Professionals’ Innovation Pitching Competition and we introduce here below the six finalists with their names, positions, organisations and Linkedin profiles
The competition is sponsored by Svitzer
An Automated Future
Business Excellence Officer, Associated British Ports
Senior Advisor Nautical & Hydrography
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Risk Management & Modelling for MASS
Marine Pilot – Newcastle, Port Authority of New South Wales
Integration of Existing Quayside Equipment into the Automated Port
Project Engineer, Fendercare Marine
Port Integrated Intelligence
Marine Operations Officer Apprentice
Port Marine Operations Officer, Associated British Ports