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.
We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver where we will be celebrating twenty years of the IHMA.
Addressing the theme ‘Port Expansion - the Challenges’, the Congress program will be designed to appeal to all those responsible for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters and industry organisations working with, or within Ports across all levels of the industry spectrum.
SPECIAL CONGRESS OFFER!
It’s not just for Harbour Masters! Anyone with an interest in the operational management of ports and harbours, including VTS, is welcome to join the IHMA. We are a friendly and supportive Association, and Full and Associate memberships are available.
Don’t forget that if you sign up for IHMA membership, you can qualify for the IHMA Member rate to attend IHMA’s Congress in Vancouver, 30 May-2 June 2016.
The membership application is quick and easy to complete. Just fill in the short online form on the IHMA website or contact the Secretary email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership of IHMA brings you into contact with harbour masters, VTS managers and port operations managers from the around the world enabling you to exchange information and keep up-to-date with industry developments. Benefits include:
- Access to information and expertise of other members through the members’ on-line forum
- Discounts at IHMA events
- Discount on the cost of the International Diploma for Harbour Masters run by IBC Academy – and the opportunity to apply for bursaries awarded by IHMA for this course
- Representation at IMO, IALA and IHO – and the opportunity to contribute to a range of working and correspondence groups
- Free job advertisements on the IHMA website.
New hubs of business and enterprise will be opened across the UK creating thousands of jobs, regenerating communities and turbocharging Britain’s post-Brexit growth, the Government announced on 10 February.
Up to ten new innovative Freeports will be opened across the UK as the Government seeks to level up the country and seize on the opportunities leaving the EU has presented. This was the style of a news item delivered on behalf of HM Treasury.
A consultation has been launched setting out the Government’s vision for Freeports, with the aim of announcing the location of the new zones at the end of this year so they can be open for business in 2021.
It is understood that once the ten-week consultation is completed, the Government will invite sea, air and rail ports to bid for Freeport status on a competitive basis.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rishi Sunak, said: ‘Freeports will unleash the potential in our proud historic ports, boosting and regenerating communities across the UK as we level up. They will attract new businesses, spreading jobs, investment and opportunity to towns and cities up and down the country.
‘This is all part of our mission as an open, outward-looking country, championing global free trade with vibrant Freeports that work for all of the UK.’
BEST* Terminal turns into reality an ambitious project of expanding its hinterland at international level through collaboration with the Port of Bayonne, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in SW France.
The port of Bayonne, historically specialists in bulk, wants to take a step forward in intermodality by implementing a cross-border door-to-door intermodal service. In this way, BEST and the Port of Bayonne have joined forces to offer a new intermodal service to importers and exporters in SW France, through BEST's logistics operator, Synergy, and the transport company GIMEX, based in Navarra (Navarre), Spain.
Trade event on 20 February
Union of the partners of this innovative project will be presented by both parties at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bayonne on 20 February in order to identify potential future users and present the proposal of service offer to the needs of logistics professionals on both sides of the border.
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