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.
IHMA is delighted to announce that His Excellency Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, will address the opening day of the 11th IHMA Congress on 25 June 2018. Mr. Lim has both sea-going and port experience as well as a distinguished career at IMO which included leading the South Korean delegation and chairing one of the Sub-Committees.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, Mr. Lim was President of the Busan Port Authority and he has been a great proponent of the ship-shore interface at IMO instigating the 2017 World Maritime Day theme ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’ which led to the development of the theme for the IHMA’s 11th biennial congress Ports – vital for safe, secure and efficient global trade.
For further information please visit the dedicated Congress website https://maritime.knect365.com/ihma-global-port-and-marine-operations/
The number of cruise passengers travelling via Ports of Stockholm is continually rising, and has set a new record again this year. During the cruise season 268 vessels called at Ports of Stockholm, with a maiden cruise call this year at the Port of Kapellskär.
The 2018 cruise season will end on 18 October with the arrival of the AidaMar at Stadsgården. A total of 619 000 cruise passengers visited Ports of Stockholm during the season.
The decision to move this year’s TMS Tanker Conference to The Atlantis Dubai payed off in a big way, with a more than 90% increase the number of attendees in the ballroom. The one-day event, held on Tuesday 16th October, attracted over 220 delegates, a record-breaking number.
Trevor Pereira, managing director, explains, “We moved the Conference to The Atlantis to ensure not only that we could meet growing demand from the market, but also that the venue was really upmarket as is befitting for such an elite group of tanker industry professionals. The big rise in delegate numbers shows this was the right strategy, but also how topical and relevant the topics on the agenda were in taking the event to a whole new level.”