WOC supports 160th anniversary of Port of Yokohama

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World Ocean Council (WOC) has declared its support for the Yokohama Maritime Forum 2019 slated for 23-24 October, with the theme ‘sustainability, diversity and harmonization of ports and maritime industries.’

The event is hosted by Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP) to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Port of Yokohama, one of Japan’s largest maritime trading centers.

 The YMF 2019, according to WCO, aims to provide a platform for the maritime/port community to come together and identify solutions to the various global challenges of the 21st century. Representatives from port entities, maritime support services, LNG stakeholders, industrial associations, vessel owners and operators, scholars and regulatory groups will be in attendance.

Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation became a WOC Member in 2019, joining a steadily growing number of private sector ports and port organizations who are part of this unique global ocean business and investment organization.

WOC CEO Paul Holthus will be serving as Moderator for the session “Clean Ocean and Governance”, with a focus on impacts to the ocean ecosystem caused by vessel emissions, plastics and other land-based pollution.

Other sessions under development include:
• Challenges for Maritime Industry
• Empowering Women in Port and Maritime Industries
• IMO Regulations from Perspective of Industrial Associations
• Ports Perspectives
• LNG as Marine Fuel and its Bunkering

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