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11Dec

PROVIDING PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES IN AFRICAN PORTS: A NEW AND INCREASING ROLE FOR PRIVATE BUSINESS ACTORS

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By Dr. Harry Barnes-Dabban, Founder and Executive Coordinator of Ports Environmental Network-Africa*

Most African ports have in the last decade been undergoing institutional restructuring influenced by economic liberalisation, which is a prominent feature of globalisation processes. The ports are beginning to transform from their typical service and tool port management model towards landlord in which the port authorities take charge of port infrastructure, maritime access and port regulation, while port operations and logistical functions are concessioned to the private sector.

03Dec

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

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The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2020-2021 biennium:

24Nov

COMING BACK FROM THE SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT IN PARIS

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The Sustainable Ocean Symposium is an annual international event gathering leaders of the ”Blue Economy” for 3 days workshops and plenary sessions on sustainable development challenges and goals.

14Nov

Finland reforms waste rules

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ShipInsight, Malcolm Latarche, 14 November 2019

Finland has announced it is to revise its regulations on waste disposal in a move to improve the treatment and reception of waste in ports and reduce the generation of marine litter and, in particular, the discharge of plastic into the seas.

13Nov

SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT | 20-22 NOVEMBER 2019 | PARIS

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The World Ocean Council (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the annual gathering of the global Ocean Business Community dedicated to advancing private sector action on responsible use of the seas. With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development.