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:
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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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On 13 September IMO reported that it is continuing its work to promote ratification of the international treaty covering wreck removal. This was achieved at the 10th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference in London on 11 and 12 September. Conference topics discussed are shown here: https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/maritime-salvage-casualty-response/
Our illustration was kindly provided by IMO ©
Depending on its location, a shipwreck may be a hazard to navigation, potentially endangering other vessels and their crews.
The Nairobi Convention covers the legal basis for States to remove, or have removed, shipwrecks, drifting ships, objects from ships at sea, and floating offshore installations.
Furthermore, the convention includes provisions for coastal States to take action in cases of container fires on board ships, as well as loss of containers.
It was reported on 19 September that ABB will install the Port of Incheon’s first shore-to-ship power facility, enabling passenger vessels to cut emissions, noise and vibrations at the berth
ABB has secured the contract covering the Republic of Korea’s commitment to sustainable shore-to-ship power, after a pilot scheme for passenger ships to plug into the local grid received approval from Incheon Port Authority (IPA). (Our attached illustration is reproduced by kind permission of the Port of Incheon ©)
Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports commented: ‘As the first agreement covering shore-to-ship power in South Korea, this is a truly significant breakthrough for ABB. We are honoured to be selected by IPA to support their efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships, as well as moving towards increasingly sustainable port operations.’
In addition to a new $160 million ferry terminal opened in April 2019, the Port of Incheon inaugurated South Korea’s largest cruise terminal in June this year. Given its metropolitan location and IPA’s ambitions to develop its ‘Golden Harbor’ vision for Incheon as a new tourism hub for the Northeast Asia, environmental credentials rank highly in port priorities, it is reported.
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