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.
The European Harbour Masters’ Committee (EHMC) is delighted to announce that its 11th biennial seminar will be held at the Port of Algeciras, Spain from 4-5 May 2023.
The theme will be New Fuels.
Programme in brief
Over the two days the first day, 4 May 2023, will be devoted to seminar activities and presentations. On the second day, 5 May, delegates will be invited to take part in a visit to the Port of Algeciras.
An interesting programme is in prospect. This event will provide the chance to meet others in the harbour master community and introductions here will be particularly valuable as EHMC now has some new members after a generation has retired, so much communication between delegates is anticipated.
Although this is an event for European Harbour Masters, members in the 'aspiring' harbour master category are also welcome to attend. Registration can be done through the Eventbrite portal, the link to which will be circulated in the coming weeks.
An introduction to the Port of Algeciras
Algeciras Port is a strategic pathway located in the main maritime routes in the globe: north, south, east, west with zero deviation. A distribution platform for Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean sea, placed in the Strait of Gibraltar and surrounded by the natural shelter of the Algeciras Bay, leading the green transition in southern Europe.
Members not familiar with the Port of Algeciras are also invited to see here:
A rainwater harvesting system proposed by Ms Rabiah Nadir is helping Johor Port, Malaysia, save fresh water, minimize chances of flooding and contribute to global goals.
It is estimated that the scheme will save up to ten million litres of freshwater each year.
UNCTAD’s TrainForTRade programme
The system installed in 2020 was proposed by Rabiah Nadir in a case study she developed under the UNCTAD TrainForTrade port management programme.
On 3 December the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the above report which may have relevance to Members where fish farm service craft are operated in their ports’ waters.
At approximately 1315 on 3 April 2021, a deckhand on board the workboat Annie E was injured when he was struck by a grid buoy that had been lifted out of the water by the workboat’s forward crane at a fish farm off the Isle of Muck.
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