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IAPH conference passes resolutions on role of ports in mitigating climate change, cyber security


The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) successfully concluded its 30th World Ports Conference in Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia, from May 7-12, attracting more than 650 delegates, guest speakers, sponsors and exhibitors from 50 countries in the world.


IAPH Bali Resolutions


At the Annual General Meeting held on May 12, IAPH adopted two business resolutions to make its position known and clear on subjects of immediate concern, as follows:


* Resolution on "Contribution of ports to the mitigation of climate change and its effects"


* Resolution on "Planning cyber security program to reduce cyber risks"


In his speech, IAPH President, Mr Santiago Garcia MilĂ , mentioned, "This conference will be a milestone event in the history of IAPH where we seek to position ourselves to be a more professional and open society and to do more for our members."


Also participating and delivering a speech through video message was IMO Secretary-General, Mr Kitack Lim, who stressed that the conference theme of "Enabling Trade, Energizing the World" perfectly captures the wider role ports must play in the current world trade and as an indispensable link of the logistics chain.


The working sessions of the conference turned out to be an excellent forum to learn the latest trends in ports, shipping and the logistics world, dealing with topics such as New Port Projects and The Effect of Special Economic Zone on Port Growth; Hinterland Connectivity and Multimodal Logistics; The Evolution of Global Shipping Industry and Shipping Routes; Maritime Transport Network and Port Innovation; Collaboration Opportunities to Strengthen Cooperation and Sustainability among Ports; and Indonesia Maritime Transformation, said a release.


Source: Exim News Service - TOKYO, May 18


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