International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH):
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) was formed in 1955 and over the last sixty years has grown into a global alliance representing over 180 members ports and 140 port related businesses in 90 countries. The principal aim of IAPH revolves around promotion of the interests of Ports worldwide, building strong member relationships and sharing best practices among our members. As with any industry-based organisation our strength is our membership and if your organisation is considering joining IAPH we strongly encourage you to consider the many benefits such membership would bring.
The first General Assembly that sanctioned the creation of the MEDPorts Association gathered at the port of Marseille on Wednesday 27 June. The initiative has been sponsored by the port of Marseille since 2016 through the first MEDPorts Forum and it is finally embodied with the formal establishment of the Association.
Union for the Mediterranean (UfM):
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation which brings together all 28 countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
The Valenciaport Foundation for Research, Promotion and Commercial Studies of the Valencian region (Valenciaport Foundation) is a non-profit private entity. It has been conceived to further expand the reach of the logistics-ports community by serving as a research, training and cooperation centre of excellence.
Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center:
APEC is the port training centre of Antwerp and Flanders, offering short-term seminars to professionals from all over the world.
The seminars not only facilitate an exchange of knowledge and best practices; they also provide a platform of discussion between participants, building a unique bound of friendship amongst them.
Global Shipping Think Tank Alliance:
With the development of economic globalization, the internationalization of shipping industry increased accordingly. The shipping industry's healthy development depends on understanding, cooperation and coordination of the industry among all countries and regions. The Global Shipping Think Tank Alliance (hereinafter referred to as the Alliance) was founded to gather famous shipping think tanks in different regions of the world, set up a platform for exchange and cooperation and promote solid interactions between shipping think tanks and the shipping industry. The Alliance aims to provide more valuable consultation services to the shipping industry and to create win-win benefits community for the promotion of the healthy development of global shipping industry.
The International University of Logistics and Transport in Wrocław (Poland)
The IULT is a higher education institution established in 2001. It provides education within first and second-cycle studies in the following fields: logistics, transport, management and civil engineering, including pioneering studies combining learning with internships (dual studies), postgraduate studies and training courses.
who support the conservation, use, development and proper management of inland waterways worldwide. It aims to raise public awareness of the benefits of using waterways for a wide range of activities, from inland water transport to cruising, towpath walking and other recreational uses, as well as appreciating their architectural and landscape values as heritage. It also promotes restoration, where appropriate, of waterways which have become derelict. Its membership includes leading navigation authorities, as well as voluntary bodies, museums and commercial companies. Individual members include both users and experts in the various disciplines.