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FPCL Represented At World Ports Conference

Enabling Trade, Energising the World was the theme of the 30th International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) World Ports Conference, which was hosted this year by Indonesia Ports Corporation,
06 Sep 2017 11:00
FPCL Represented At World Ports Conference

Enabling Trade, Energising the World was the theme of the 30th International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) World Ports Conference, which was hosted this year by Indonesia Ports Corporation, at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre, Bali, Indonesia.

More than 650 delegates, representing 50 countries, attended the prestigious biennial event, which provides a platform for discussion on, and suggested solutions to, the enormous challenges being faced by ports worldwide.

 

FPCL REPRESENTED

Representing Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd (FPCL) at the international symposium was FPCL chief executive officer Vajira Piyasena.

Mr Piyasena said that the industry stakeholders consider the high-level conference to be one of the most important to attend.

It provides the opportunity to focus on resolving global issues of concern to the international maritime and port industries, while strengthening international relationships.

 

INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE

This year, the main topics discussed were of international significance, and included IAPH Conference provides platform for global ports Greenfield Port Projects and the Effect of Special Economic Zones on Ports’ Growth; Hinterland Connectivity and Multimodal Logistics; The Evolution of Global Shipping and Shipping Routes; Maritime Transport Network and Port Innovation, and Collaboration Opportunities to Strengthen Co-operation and Sustainability among Ports. The conference was especially significant, as it was the first to be held following the adoption of the new IAPH Constitution at the IAPH Annual General Meeting in 2016.

 

AGM ADOPTS RESOLUTIONS

This year’s AGM, held concurrently with the conference, voted to adopt two resolutions of great importance, namely: the Resolution on “Contribution of Ports to the Mitigation of Climate Change and Its Effects” and the Resolution on “Planning Cyber Security Programme to Reduce Security Risks”.

A third Resolution, to thank the conference hosts, was also adopted. Global alliance With headquarters in Japan, IAPH is the global alliance of the world port community, representing more than 200 ports and some 140 port related businesses in 90 nations, handling more than 60 per cent of the world’s sea-borne trade and nearly 80 per cent of the world container traffic.

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