The IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program's (WPSP) Awards is coming up in March, and Oceania is well represented in the list of candidates by Ports Australia and three of its members.
Ports Australia regularly run working groups mixing Port professionals, government and industry to discuss emerging issues and best practice. The information discussed and presented at these forums is fed into the policy work that Ports Australia undertakes.
Every second year we host The Biennial Ports Australia Conference, a two day event for leaders in the Ports and maritime services space to meet and discuss issues impacting the sector. In 2019 we will also host the first Australian Ports Operational Conference an event for all those working within the sector to share best practice.
Find out how we work with Australia's Ports
Ports Australia has begun engaging with our neighbours in the Pacific as part of our goal to better connect the sector. While we are focused on better connecting Australian ports and the broader transport sector that interacts with ports, we consider there are learnings that can be shared among Australia and Pacific ports that can improve trade, build skills, work on the sustainability of our region and support the development of global regulations that impact our region.
Ashween Sinha (Ash), our Policy & Operations Director was recently in Samoa discussing issues such as the IMO 2020 low sulphur fuel regulatory impacts, building of resilient infrastructure in the face of climate change and Ports Australia's online ports community network that works to improve the operations of member ports around Australia and potentially the Pacific.
We are the primary voice for the national Port sector to both elected parliamentary representatives and the government agencies sharing the responsibility of maritime matters. Through continuous conversations with government, we are able to inform and aid them on challenges facing the sector and nation.
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