SHENZHEN MARCH 2015
WORLD PORT STRATEGY FORUM 2015 ANNOUNCED
The Forum provides members of the Institute from across the world to network and to hear a detailed report on the activities of the Institute for the previous 12 months.In particular it is an opportunity to hear first hand presentations from thought leaders who have been identified by the Institute
WASHINGTON JUNE 2014
GIL SIGN MOU WITH INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON PORTS
The MOU establishes a framework for cooperation that enhances joint synergies for the implementation of mutually beneficial programs, projects and activities designed to promote the exchange of experiences, expertise, knowledge and best practices for port development in the Americas. Pedro Zaragoza Chairman of the Institute addressed the committee on the work of the Institute
BUSAN NOVEMBER 2013
INSTITUTE PARTICIPATES AT BIPC
The Busan International Port Conference 2013 hosted by Busan Port Authority took place on Thursday and Friday November 7 & 8th at the Lotte Hotel in Busan.
DUBAI OCTOBER 2012
KIERAN RING TO CHAIR TOC MIDDLE EAST
The Institute has collaborated extensively with the conference producers to shift the emphasis to focus on issues affecting the cargo owner and shipping line as well as the container terminal. As a result future delegates at TOC will begin to see a ‘TOC Container Supply Chain Stream’ which will focus on the movement of cargo from manufacturer to destination. Now 3pls, port authorities, lines and cargo owners will join the terminal operators to create a port centric container master event.
"I am delighted to be once again asked to moderate at TOC, I am particularly looking forward to experiencing the new format and emphasis"
VIRGINIA MAY 2012
INSTITUTE PARTICIPATES AT VIRGINIA TRADE SYMPOSIUM
The Port of Virginia recognise that logistics is a team sport, and believe that Port Plus should be a port-wide initiative to attract additional cargoes of all types, drive additional business for all in the port community, and establish the Port of Virginia as the premier port on the East Coast.
A key strategy in ‘Operation Port Plus’ is to compare and contrast what is going on in Virginia with other leading ports across the globe. This will allow them to identify changes they can make to (1) improve service standards, (2) eliminate waste and cost, and (3) drive efficiency in their everyday operations. It is in this spirit that, through the Institute, the panel will invite port authorities that have implemented CTQS (Container Terminal Quality System) and those that have implemented PCQS (Port Community Quality System) to share their knowledge and experiences. The panel will discuss how demonstrating a commitment to quality has resulted in additional cargo and business for the respective port communities.
JERUSALEM MAY 2012
INSTITUTE PRESENTS AT IAPH JERUSALEM
Exploring all aspects of port and harbour operations - including strategic planning, the environment and the evolving role of the Port Authority - the conference provided tremendous value for ports worldwide to come together, discuss trends and common challenges and collaborate on industry-enhancing solutions.
The Institute was pleased to present its research on the 'Transition of the Port Authority from Landlord to Economic Strategist'. The presentation explored the motivation for the change, featured case studies on First Movers and Early Adopters, shared Institute research on how such change can be achieved, and discussed some of the potential outcomes that could result.
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AUSTRALIA MARCH 2012
INSTITUTE CONDUCTS KNOWLEDGE MISSION TO AUSTRALIA
The Institute met with Shipping Australia Ltd to introduce the Container Terminal Quality System. Shipping Australia promotes and advances the interests of ship owners and shipping agents in all matters of shipping policy and safety. Shipping Australia's members cover many of the major Australian and international ship owners, operators and agency companies involved in bulk, tanker, general cargo shipping, container, passenger and tramp trades, covering liner conference and independent services.
ANTWERP JUNE 2012
STRONG TURNOUT FOR GIL PANEL AT TOC EUROPE
Key topics for the sessions included the global economic outlook, world container trade volumes and flows, rate volatility, container terminal capacicy forecast and the impact of the eurozone crisis on european ports. The speakers on the panel were:
Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Chief Economist, Moffatt & Nichol
Mathijs Slangen, Senior Analyst, Seabury
Luc Jacobs, SVP Ocean Freight, Head of Global FCL, DHL Global Forwarding
Neil Davidson, Senior Advisor - Ports, Drewry Shipping Consultants
Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)
COLOMBO FEBRUARY 2012
GIL DELIVER KEYNOTE AT SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF SHIPBROKERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEMINAR
Sri Lanka’s plans to become a logistics hub stand to gain from the shift in Asian manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam that could yield more cargo for ports like Colombo.Shipping lines were shifting services using large container ships to connect ports on the US east coast through the Suez canal to Asia.The reason the Suez is becoming attractive is that factories are migrating out of locations like Guangzhou, a key transportation hub and trading port in China, to places like Vietnam.
ACCRA APRIL 2012
GIL DELIVER KEYNOTE AT AFRICA PORTS AND LOGISTICS
African ports are faced with serious challenges of productivity, efficiency and sustainability impacting logistics and supply chain performance - the 3rd Africa Ports Conference in Ghana addressed these issues and was organised to help ports to achieve competitiveness and supply chain innovation.
MOROCCO APRIL 2010
INSTITUTE PRESENTS AT ICHCA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
The Institute was pleased to present its research on the ‘Transition of the Port Authority from Landlord to Economic Strategist’. The presentation explored the motivation for the change, featured case studies on First Movers and Early Adopters, shared Institute research on how such change can be achieved, and discussed some of the potential outcomes that could result.