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.
Thursday 27 - Friday 28 June 2019
How and with who will the ship of the future communicate?
This is the question that industry, ship owners and managers, ports, nautical service providers, university and research projects will seek to answer in this biennial EHMC seminar. The day will include live demonstrations of industry products and a visit by boat within the Port of Gothenburg that will also take us around the harbour area.
Antonio Di Lieto, Carnival CSMART, Port data in ENC’s for port passage planning
Amund Gjersøe, Kongsberg Norcontrol, Manned and un-manned sailing together in the port
Michael Baldauf, World Maritime University, Hochschule Wismar, Will the future of shipping be based ashore?
Diego de la Calle, Inmarsat, Satellite connectivity and IoT solutions for ship and shore digitalization
Astrid Dispert, IMO, Just in Time arrival in ports
Ben van Scherpenzeel, IHMA Project Officer Nautical Port Information, Step by step port data development
Johan Hartler, Chalmers University of Technology, Education and competences in future nautical professions
Daniel Johannesson, Svitzer; Remote controlled tugs
Per Anders, STM, Sea Traffic Management; Demonstration of the end-results of the STM EU project, such as the sharing of voyage plans on 300 vessels
Antonio di Lieto, Carnival; Port risk assessments for ports; does the risk perception of the cruise industry match with the risk profile that you have in mind for your port?
Jan Gardeitchik, Port of Rotterdam; The digital port: digital tools to help harbour masters to optimize their port call.
Tony Brown, Per Osterberg, ChartCo; Navigation and compliance solutions, on board and ashore, to support ships to comply with legislation in ports
Jonathan Lewis, UKHO; ‘The last nautical mile’; UKHO’s new Marine Data Portal and AVCS online, bringing ship based information ashore
Siebe Rooijakkers, Damen Shipyards; The Euroyards project; standardization and data exchange of ship data
Wednesday 26 June 2019; informal meeting point; Comfort Hotel, 20.00
Thursday 27 June 2019; seminar, venue Comfort Hotel, 8.30 - 17.00
Thursday 27 June 2019; boat trip and dinner, 19.00 - 22.00
Friday 28 June 2019; technical visit, 9.00 - 11.30
Comfort Hotel Gothenburg has preferential rates until 27 May. Please use booking code 006378; firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 31-752 28 00.
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More women are joining the maritime ranks in a variety of professions within the industry. To encourage this trend, IMO supported a training course aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities. (See illustration here kindly provided by kind courtesy of IMO © along with valuable background material in a media briefing).
A total of 25 women from 17 developing countries took part in the two-week Women in Port Management course, hosted in Le Havre, France from 24 June to 5 July.
This course covered lectures on port management, port security, the marine environment, facilitation of maritime traffic, marketing, port logistics and other topics. Participants learnt about the necessary skills required to improve the management and operational efficiency of their ports.
Visits were organized to the Port of Le Havre and the Port of Rouen, giving participants the chance to experience the day-to-day operations of a port, with a view to applying this knowledge back in their respective countries.
The port management course was delivered through IMO’s Women in Maritime programme, supported by the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China and in partnership with the Port Institute for Education and Research (IPER) and the Le Havre Port Authority. It comes as part of IMO’s ongoing and increasing efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal No 5* to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
The Council of the IMO (see illustration here kindly provided by IMO © ) condemned recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman at its meeting in London held from 15-19 July.
After debate, the IMO Council decided to condemn the attacks and expressed its concern over the grave danger to life and the serious risks to navigational safety and the environment to which such incidents may give rise. The Council also emphasised the need for flag States and ship owners and operators to review the maritime security plans for their ships and implement necessary measures to address the heighted security risk to ships operating in the Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman.
Addressing the IMO Council, Secretary-General Kitack Lim also emphasised his personal condemnation of the attacks, asserting that: ‘…threats to ships and their crews, peaceably going about their business in any part of the world, are intolerable.’
On 12 May 2019, Saudi Arabian-flagged vessels Amjad and Al Marzoqah, the Norwegian-flagged vessel Andrea Victory and the Emirati-flagged vessel A. Michel, were attacked off the coast near Fujairah and suffered sabotage damage, and on 13 June 2019, the Marshall Islands flag Front Altair and Panama flag Kokuka Courageous were attacked, suffering hull damage and fire, while located in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz.
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