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.
You are invited to attend the Lloyd's Maritime Academy Ports & Terminals Insurance Seminar between 11-12 June, London.
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:
We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural Smart Ports Summit, taking place from 19 to 20 February 2019 at the Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel in London.
The 12th IHMA Congress, The Next Wave – Navigating Towards the Digital Future
Free to Attend – each event closing with a networking reception
CSO Alliance will host a maritime security awareness brief aimed at enhancing risk awareness to security officials within the global maritime industry.while also providing a collaboration platform to debate related issues. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the CSO, Maritime Cyber and our new Port Alliances. Agenda items include:
Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, will give a keynote speech at the official launch of the UK Ports for International Trade campaign on Wednesday 17th October and an invitation has been extended to the maritime community. Readers who wish to attend are invited to inform the organisation by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR PAPERS
For paper submission see: http://www.tugandosv.com/its2018-paper-submission
Deadline for paper ideas, 31 July 2017.
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.
Profiling the seafarer of the future - essential knowledge, essential networking
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CrewConnect Europe is stepping out of the bounds of the traditional manning and training events and will gather over 150 crewing industry professionals to tackle some of the most forward-looking themes, turning to operators, researchers, regulators and analysts to discuss:
The IMO has agreed to address maritime corruption by including this important issue in its work programme for the Facilitation Committee. The decision to include an anti-corruption agenda came at the latest meeting of the IMO’s Facilitation Committee (FAL 43 held 8-12 April) in response to a submission from Liberia, Marshall Islands, Norway, UK, US and Vanuatu. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) co-sponsored the submission along with a number of other non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (illustrated) commented: ‘Corruption erodes trust in government and undermines the social contract. Corruption impedes investment, with consequent effects on growth and jobs. This is a global issue but we all need to work to eradicate corrupt practices. We are pleased that the IMO will be working to address this important issue and we will support the member states in stamping out this scourge.’
A mass rescue operation – indeed, any incident beyond everyday capability – is a challenge for any State and any SAR organisation; but this is particularly so for small States and organisations, whose planning and response capabilities are naturally limited. A cruise ship accident in the Caribbean, for example, where many such ships trade, is a very rare event, but still a possible one. Rarity is part of the problem.
Thus the scene is set by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF see: www.international-maritime-rescue.org ).
This then begs a question
How do you prepare for such huge, once-in-a-career challenges?
In the UK IMRF Member the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an executive agency of the UK Government, takes this question very seriously.
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