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Ports Australia joins local and international webinar panels

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September 24, 2020

Ports Australia has joined the panels of two separate webinars in the past day, the IAPH Webinar on Sustainable Port Development and RMIT University’s ‘A Conversation on Policies, Strategies and Sustainability in Global Transport and Logistics’.

Ports Australia CEO, Mike Gallacher joined a list of distinguished panellists for both online events, made up of various experts across ports, trade, and logistics sectors around the world.

For the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) Webinar on Sustainable Port Development, Ports Australia had the chance to share its perspective on developing integrated sustainability policies for ports, a fitting topic given the recent release of Ports Australia’s Port Sustainability Strategy Development Guide (PSSDG).

Ports Australia’s presentation discussed the inspiration behind the PSSDG, the critical steps behind preparing a sustainability strategy, and the necessity for strategies to be adaptable to fit the unique nature of each port.

The opportunity was taken to speak more broadly at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s ‘A Conversation on Policies, Strategies and Sustainability in Global Transport and Logistics’, sharing insight into current challenges and future opportunities for the Australian ports sector.

Coastal shipping reform, emerging technologies, lessons learnt from COVID-19, and maritime skills were all among the talking points for Ports Australia.

‘Facilitating educated conversations which transcend borders and regions are critical to identifying opportunities and challenges for the sector,’ Mike said.

‘Ports Australia thrives when it learns from what other industry leaders are doing whether they be local or around the world, just as we hope we could provide our own unique learnings.

‘We hope to continue fostering strong relationships with university researchers, port leaders, and other industry bodies from across the world,’ Mike ended.

Media: Josh Appleton – E:, P: 0439 833 628

Ports Australia is the peak industry body representing port authorities and corporations, both publicly and privately owned, at the national level.

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