On a Knowledge Mission to Tokyo, Mr. Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics met with Mr. Susumu Naruse, Secretary General of the International Association of Ports & Harbours (IAPH) to join as an Associate Member.

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) was created in Los Angeles by 100 delegates from 38 ports in 1955. Over the past five decades, IAPH has developed into a global alliance of ports, representing today some 230 ports in about 90 countries. The member ports together handle well over 60% of the world’s sea-borne trade and nearly 80% of the world container traffic. It is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Kieran Ring on Behalf of GIL Formally Joins IAPH
in the Company of Susumu Naruse Secretary General

IAPH’s principle objective is to develop and foster good relations and cooperation among all ports and harbors in the world by proving a forum to exchange opinions and share experiences on the latest trends of port management and operations. IAPH strives to emphasize and promote the fact that ports form a vital link in the waterborne transportation and play such a vital role in today’s global economy.

The Global Institute of Logistics (GIL) was formed under the Chairmanship of the late Robert V. Delaney, the renowned US logistics commentator and author. As a Membership Organization for international port communities, the Institute is focused on identifying best practice and building international standards of excellence through engagement with Port Authorities, logistics providers, shipping companies and other maritime supply chain organizations. This, in turn, creates a platform through which knowledge is shared, best practice is adopted and trade developed. The Institute’s mission is to ‘Improve Global Logistics One Port at a Time’

Kieran Ring is the CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics. Kieran began his career working as an industrial engineer in the European multinational manufacturing sector. By the late 1980s he was working as a publisher in the trade, technical and scientific media where he was directly responsible for journals and magazines, which documented the rise of foreign direct investment (FDI). In 1989 he was appointed Deputy Publisher to the Paris-based Eurexpansion Group with responsibility for Ireland’s ‘Sunday Business Post’.In 1995 he was appointed ED of the European Institute of Transport, where he established the Global Logistics Forum, the forerunner to the Global Institute of Logistics. He founded the Global Institute of Logistics in New York in 2003 with members of the Global Logistics Forum under the Chairmanship of Robert V. Delaney.