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.
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.
The 19th IALA Conference comprises a series of activities that bring members of IALA together to share their experiences in improving navigation safety through knowledge and innovation. This edition of the Conference will consist of Council and General Assembly, Companion Programme and Social Events.
The Conference includes a broad technical programme of cross-disciplinary presentations by world-class experts and an Industrial Exhibition providing first-hand viewing of the latest R&D, innovative aids to navigation products and services, and related exhibits of contemporary interest and future promise.
A novel feature of the Conference will be a Heritage Exhibition which will showcase the unique cultural significance of lighthouses around the world.
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Attached File: 171211_IALA2018_2nd_Announcement(1).pdf
IALA is a non-profit, international technical association. Established in 1957, it gathers together Marine Aids to Navigation authorities, manufacturers, consultants, and, scientific and training institutes from all parts of the world and offers them the opportunity to exchange and compare their experiences and achievements.
IALA encourages its members to work together in a common effort to harmonise Marine Aids to Navigation worldwide and to ensure that the movements of vessels are safe, expeditious and cost-effective while protecting the environment.
Taking into account the needs of mariners, developments in technology and the requirements and constraints of aids to navigation authorities, a number of technical committees have been established bringing together experts from around the world.
Following a strong start to CLdN’s* weekly Con-Ro service from Cork to Zeebrugge, the shipping line announced a second call to accommodate demand. This second direct service from Cork to the EU commenced on 7 January offering more flexibility to Irish customers, ensuring supply chains are maintained.
Considering Brexit and combined with the modal shift from accompanied to unaccompanied shipping, having a second direct link between Cork and Zeebrugge will bypass the UK Landbridge. For importers and exporters this means avoiding unnecessary border checks thus ensuring cargo flows more effectively and in a cost-efficient manner from Ireland direct to the continent.
According to CLdN, over the last months, there has been steady growth in customer demand for reliable, low cost and Brexit-proof unaccompanied freight products. Shipping unaccompanied trailers, (tank) containers, finished vehicles or project cargo between its own ferry terminals provides a one stop shop for customers to get goods shipped across the North Sea without running the risk of disruption.
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