Partners in Publishing
Port Technology International has various partners in publishing who help put the agenda together for the journal on behalf of their members, who in turn receive a copy of the publication. They certify the database to ensure the right people in the right positions are receiving a copy.
The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) is a worldwide association of port authorities whose principle objective is to develop and foster good relations and co-operation by promoting greater efficiency of all ports and harbours through the exchange of information about new techniques and technology, relating to port development, organisation, administration and management. Promoting co-operation among ship owners, shipping lines and other parties, the IAPH have been granted consultative status as a Non-Governmental Organisation from the following United Nations Agencies: International Maritime Organisation (IMO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the World Customs Organisation (WCO).
PortEconomics is a web-based initiative aiming at generating and disseminating knowledge about seaports. It is developed and empowered by the members of the PortEconomics group, who are actively involved in academic and contract research in port economics, management, and policy.
An official supporter company of the PTI journal, DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, with 65 terminals and 7 new developments and major expansions across 29 countries. Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.
The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.
In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 16 consecutive years.
An official supporter company of the PTI journal, APM Terminals operates a Global Port and Terminal Network of 63 facilities with 20,300 employees in 67 countries. The company provides port management and terminal operations to over 60 liner shipping and port customers, performing a central role in world trade and logistics.
With world headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish-based A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, leveraging a century of shipping industry history, and five decades of port and terminal operations, logistics and management.
ICHCA International represents cargo-handling interests in the international field and is the only one to do so. It was founded in 1952 and for many years was run as an Association. The acronym stands for International Cargo Handling Coordination Association but in 2002 it became incorporated and took the name ICHCA International Ltd. Its role is to speak for cargo-handling interests at an international level and to consult, inform and advise its members accordingly. It has a worldwide membership and is a recognised Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with ILO, IMO, ISO and UNCTAD. It also liaises closely with other international bodies such as IAPH. It works through a number of panels and groupings and publishes a bi-monthly electronic newsletter, an annual publication “Cargo World” and many authoritative advice and guidance documents.
IADC stands for “International Association of Dredging Companies” and is the global umbrella organisation for contractors in the private dredging industry. As such the IADC is dedicated to not only promoting the skills, integrity and reliability of its members, but also the dredging industry in general. IADC has over a hundred main and associated members. Together they represent the forefront of the dredging industry.
The Ports and Terminals Group (PTG), based in London, is the UK’s leading ports trade association. PTG’s mission is to help facilitate its members’ entry into, or growth of their businesses in, overseas markets; and in doing so assist port organisations and governmental authorities worldwide to undertake port development and expansion on a buildoperate- transfer or similar basis.
Members of CEDA are drawn from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The Western Dredging Association (WEDA), serving the Americas, and the Eastern Dredging Association (EADA), serving the Asian and Pacific region, are autonomous sister associations which share the aims of CEDA. The three sister associations from the World Organisation of Dredging Associations (WODA). CEDA who are the Central Dredging Association promote the exchange of knowledge in all fields concerned with dredging. They enhance contacts between the various groups from which members are drawn and between the dredging fraternity and the rest of the world, enhancing understanding of dredging works from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. They also co-operate with other international organisations to safeguard the interests of the dredging profession.
The Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) was founded in 2000, as one of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) seven technical institutes. COPRI works to advance and disseminate scientific and engineering knowledge to its diverse membership, which is engaged in sustainable development and the protection of coasts, oceans, ports, waterways, rivers and wetlands. COPRI works to enhance communication and co-operation among our more than 3,000 members, both domestic and abroad, and the industry as a whole by advancing our members’ careers, stimulating technological advancement and improving professional practice. With 16 technical committees, COPRI provides members with the opportunity to change the face of the industry, from actively developing policy change to developing standards and technically sound programs such as conferences and workshops. COPRI’s committees are comprised of all members of the profession including: engineers, academicians, planners, elected and appointed officials and more.
The objectives of the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) are to promote safe and efficient marine operations in port waters and to represent the professional standing, interests and views of harbour masters internationally, regionally and nationally.
The International Maritime Pilots Association (IMPA) is a forum for the exchange of information. Its main objective is to provide a representative voice for pilots in international maritime forums, particularly at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), an agency of the United Nations, and the International Maritime Law-Making body. Consultative status at the IMO was formally granted in November 1973, and since that time IMPA delegates have played a very active role in the work of the organisation.
As the only intergovernmental organization with a unique Customs focus, the World Customs Organization (WCO), with its headquarters in Brussels, was established in 1952. It currently has 169 members across the globe, at all stages of economic development, who collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. The WCO is particularly noted for its work in areas covering the security and facilitation of the trade supply chain; the development of global Customs standards, the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures, trade facilitation, risk management, integrity promotion, valuation, origin, the Harmonized System goods nomenclature, and sustainable Customs capacity building initiatives. Being the global centre of Customs expertise, the WCO provides an ideal forum for Customs administrations and their stakeholders to exchange experiences, and share best practices on a range of international Customs and trade issues.
The International Association of Airport and Seaport Police (IAASP) is a worldwide, non-governmental and non-profit association dedicated to mutual co-operation in setting the highest standards of safety, security and law enforcement regarding the transportation of persons and property through air and seaports, across boundaries and other terminals. It was recognised in the late 1960s that there was an urgent need for police and other law enforcement agencies to develop a faster means of exchanging information and intelligence internationally. In 1969 the IAASP, the oldest and largest international police association of its kind, was formed, bringing together representatives of police, other enforcement agencies and the transportation industry in the movement of passengers and cargo at airports and seaports around the world. For the first time, a professional approach to policing airports and seaports was possible worldwide.
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), established in 1957, gathers together marine aids to navigation authorities, manufacturers and consultants from all parts of the world and offers them the opportunity to compare their experiences and achievements. IALA encourages its members to work together in a common effort to harmonise aids to navigation worldwide and to ensure that the movement of vessels is safe, expeditious and cost effective.
AIM is the global trade association for automatic identification and mobility technologies. AIM members are providers and users systems that capture, manage and integrate accurate data into larger information systems. As a not-for-profit industry organization, AIM's mission is to stimulate the understanding and use of the technology by providing timely, unbiased and commercial-free information.