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.
As part of its support for London International Shipping Week, 2021 (LISW 21) the UK Department for Transport issued its biennial report outlining the Government’s maritime achievements for 2019 to 2021.
September 2019 saw the fourth LISW take place in the capital, supported strongly by the Department. Since the first event in 2013, the week-long schedule of activity to promote the UK’s maritime proposals has grown year on year and is now a bustling hive of activity welcoming over 20,000 delegates to over 200 events across five days.
Maritime Biennial Report April 2019-May 2021 is a pdf of 80 pages (7.52MB) available to download here:
The report also sets out the government’s maritime priorities in line with the themes of Maritime 2050: Navigating the Future.
Roberts Courts MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Maritime, Aviation and Security, writing in his foreword: ‘The last 18 months demonstrated more clearly than ever the critical role the maritime sector plays in all our lives. Each and every person in the industry has played a role in supporting the nation: our port workers, international ferry providers, global shipping lines, lifeline services, cruise operators, professional services providers, and of course our heroic seafarers; these and many more have worked tirelessly and deserve our thanks.’
The International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) reports that Commodore Barry Goldman will be stepping down later this year from the role of IHMA representative to the IALA VTS Committee.
In late-September IHMA’s governing body, the Executive Committee (ExCo) appointed Captain Michael Trent, an Associate Member of IHMA since 2019, as Commodore Goldman’s successor on the IALA VTS Committee. At the same time ExCo recorded its thanks to him for his excellent work on behalf of IHMA.
Commodore Goldman will step down at the end of the year following the IMO Assembly in December when it is expected a new draft IMO VTS Resolution will be adopted.
This webinar will feature nine technical presentations, ranging from the design and planning of port and coastal infrastructure to sustainability and climate change in waterborne transport.
PIANC (www.pianc.org ) advises that for this opportunity, enthusiastic Young Professionals of five continents covering the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region and Europe-Africa are lined up to cater for your interest and to achieve wide knowledge sharing.
Beyond that, the global event strives to gather everyone who is related to the waterborne transport industry prior to the return of signature in-person events at PIANC next year.
On behalf of YP PIANC, an invitation is extended to all, Members and Non-Members, with the encouragement to register for the event through the link here:
You can select to attend your preferred presentation or the full two-day event at no cost.