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 Smart Ports Summit Asia, 17 September 2019, Singapore.
The following information is provided by the conference organiser:
How should ports leverage opportunities for development to ensure effective and sustainable results?
Join the key industry stakeholders at the Novotel Clarke Quay in Singapore for the Smart Ports Summit Asia to discuss how to integrate smarter operations across port and terminal activity and look at real-life examples of ports transforming from bottlenecks into the digital nexus of the supply chain.
IHMA members can save 20% on the standard rate by using an exclusive VIP code FKT3652IHMA at checkout online: http://bit.ly/SPSA-book.
What’s on the agenda?
The summit will showcase terminal operator and port authority strategy, and discuss how this is being shaped by evolving global patterns and shifting client demands. Find out what a successful digital strategy should look like, how this is led from the top, and how the business case for innovation is best made. To see the full agenda, please visit: http://bit.ly/SPSA-agenda.
The stellar speaker line-up will feature experts including:
The up-to-date speaking faculty is available at http://bit.ly/SPSA-speakers.
Pair the summit with the Shipping2030 Asia conference (18-19 September, Novotel Clarke Quay, Singapore) to meet 250 marine shipping professionals, and gain strategic knowledge and practical tools for long-term growth through wider blue economy and circularity, business model innovation, adding value, digital platforms, culture of innovation, increasing your competitiveness and resilience to change.
Those attending Shipping2030 Asia will have unlimited access to Global Liner Shipping Asia conference and its networking opportunities at no extra cost.
Registration options and package discounts:
1. Register by 19 July to claim £200 off your place in addition to the IHMA discount.
2. Smart Ports Summit Asia is part of the Shipping Transformation Asia series – attend four events, taking place at the Novotel Clarke Quay over three days. For more information and to save 20% on your all-access pass, please go to: http://bit.ly/ShippingTransformation.
3. To book only Smart Ports Summit and Shipping2030 Asia, please click here and use code FKT3652IHMA to save 20%.
4. Attend as a group to save 50% on the third and subsequent bookings. The standard rate is £799 + VAT (if applicable).
If you have questions about the event or registration process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5511.
Early in September the IMO Media service reported that Hapag-Lloyd AG was the latest entity to join the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety, an initiative launched in June 2020 by the IMO GloFouling Partnerships project. Here the initiative works to promote collaboration with the private sector to address two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: invasive species and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
At this time the new member of the GIA joins forces with an expanding group of leading private sector champions representing a wide range of maritime industries affected by biofouling, including shipping, aquaculture, offshore oil and gas and ocean renewable energies.
There is a useful introductory article on the Alliance to be found here: www.glofouling.imo.org/post/new-member-joins-the-global-industry-alliance-for-marine-biosafety
Biofouling is the build-up of aquatic organisms, such as algae or small animals, on marine surfaces that can lead to the introduction of potentially invasive species to new environments, where they may threaten native species and cause irreversible damage to biodiversity. Additionally, biofouling increases the drag of ships, forcing them to burn more fuel to maintain speed.
Late Friday (11 September) the IMO issued a Joint Statement with other UN entities to urge action on the crew change crisis
In the agreed document all Governments were called upon to immediately recognize seafarers as keyworkers, and to address the humanitarian crisis faced by the shipping sector.
The Statement was issued above the signatures of several UN agencies including IMO, ILO, UNCTAD, FAO and ICAO to urge all UN Member States to take action to urgently resolve the crew change crisis to avert a humanitarian disaster that will also affect the safety of shipping, the protection of the marine environment, the continuation of efficient trade and the recovery of the world economy.
The Joint Statement can be download here:
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