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 Shipping2030 Europe conference, 20-21 March, Copenhagen.
The following information is provided by the conference organiser:
Co-located with Green Ship Technology, Shipping2030 Europe (20 – 21 March 2019, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen) will bring together 300+ global maritime professionals from across the industry to discuss all things digital and how to achieve excellence with the use of new technologies,processes and strategies.
More information about the event: http://bit.ly/Shipping2030-IHMA.
As a member of IHMA, you can receive an exclusive discount of 20% on the standard rate. To claim the offer, use VIP code FKT3545IHMA at checkout:
Download the full agenda:
Key speakers for 2019 include:
View all the confirmed speakers: http://bit.ly/Shipping2030Speakers-IHMA.
New this year: Sustainable Ports Summit
(22 March 2019, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen)
Discuss how ports are rising to the challenge in terms of the infrastructure and services provided, the proactive measures many ports are taking to limit harmful emissions, while protecting the marine environment from potentially harmful discharges and bioinvasions.
Key topics include: bunkering for a multi-fuel future, ship to shore power supply, and local response to air quality concerns.
Keynote speaker announced: Patrick Verhoeven, World Port Sustainability Program Coordinator & Managing Director, International Association of Ports and Harbours
See the full summit agenda and up-to-date speaker line-up: http://bit.ly/AgendaSPS-IHMA.
To apply for your complimentary pass, please visit http://bit.ly/Shipping2030VIP-IHMA.
Register today at http://bit.ly/BookShipping2030-IHMA or contact us for additional information or assistance with booking your tickets.
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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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