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Port of Beirut Wins IAPH IT Award

 

 

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) successfully concluded its 29th IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Germany, with a closing ceremony. The five-day conference was hosted by the Hamburg Port Authority and held at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) between June 1-5, 2015.

 

Through its biennial award program, the IAPH recognises and honours excellence in port management and operations. The 2015 award programme comprised the ‘Port Communications Award’, of which the Port of Gothenburg recently won, the ‘Port Environment Award’ and the ‘Information Technology (IT) Award’.

 

In preparation for this year’s conference, Port of Beirut compiled together with its long-term Germany-based software supplier INPLAN GmbH a successful entry for the IAPH IT award 2015.In the past years, INPLAN implemented its port operations and management systems at Port of Beirut and runs the future-oriented solution for management of port authority, cargo, terminal operations, real estate, billing and port community.

 

Faouzi Allam, Head of the Port’s IT department, said: “We consequently develop the port’s IT and software systems stepwise along the port strategy and worldwide leading standards.”

 

On Tuesday, June 4, the award presentation was made at the plenary session of the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Port of Beirut was announced as the winner of the Gold Prize for the Information Technology Award for the best Port IT solution worldwide.

 

Raffi Achkarian, Chief Financial Officer of the Port of Beirut, said: “Port of Beirut has been world-wide recognised for the high quality of its port operations and management solution. We see this as confirmation of our strategy geared to improving value creating processes at our port.”

 

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the IAPH is the global alliance of the world port community and represents more than 200 ports from 90 nations worldwide.

 

With over 1,000 guests from all over the world it is the most important global conference of the maritime industry.

 

Source: http://www.porttechnology.org/news/port_of_beirut_wins_iaph_it_award

 


 

 

 

HAFEN BEIRUT MIT IT AWARD AUSGEZEICHNET

 

 

Der Hafen Beirut ist auf der 29. World Ports Conference der International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) mit dem IT Award prämiert worden.

 

Durch die Verleihung der Awards würdigt die IAPH in diesem Rahmen die herausragende und weltweit zukunftsweisende Leistungen im Port Management und für den Betrieb von Häfen. Für die diesjährige Verleihung wurden die Awards für Port Communications, Port Environment und Information Technology (IT) ausgeschrieben. Für den IT Award konnten sich Häfen mit innovativen und erfolgreich eingeführten Software- und IT-Projekten mit überdurchschnittlichem Nutzen für ihren Hafen, Kunden, Port Community und die gesamte Logistikkette bewerben.

 

Der diesjährige IT Award ging an den Hafen von Beirut. In der Vorbereitung der IAPH Konferenz entwickelte der Hafen Beirut zusammen mit seinem langjährigen Softwarepartner INPLAN den erfolgreichen Wettbewerbsbeitrag. Der Softwareentwickler implementierte in den vergangenen Jahren schrittweise sein Produkt »INPLAN Port Operations and Management System (POMS)« im Beiruter Hafen. Die praxisnahe und zukunftsorientierte Lösung wird von den Betrieben im Hafen genutzt, um das operative Geschäft effizienter zu gestalten. Neben der Koordinierung des Terminalbetriebs werden mit Hilfe der Software die Liegenschaften verwaltet sowie Abrechnungen durchgeführt.

 

Auf dem zweiten Platz in der IT-Kategorie landete der Hafen von Barcelona, der für sein Projekt »From a Paperless Port towards a Smart Port« prämiert wurde. Den dritten Platz belegte die JadeWeserPort Realisierungsgesellschaft, deren Beitrag den Titel »Smart SC - eBusiness Standardization in the maritime Supply Chain« trug.

 

Source: http://www.hansa-online.de/aktuelles-news/newsmeldung/hafen-beirut-mit-it-award-ausgezeichnet/072f251d1d402d60007ba4c4e4ed3700.html

 


 

 

Beirut blazes IT trail

 

 

18 Jun 2015 Port of Beirut won the IT Award at this year's IAPH World Ports Conference Port of Beirut has been awarded for its IT Solution, the Port of Beirut Operations and Management System (POMS), which enables efficient and integrated processes for the port authority and port operators. The Lebanese port first implemented the system, developed by Germany-based software supplier INPLAN GmbH, back in 2008, and by 2012, was fully operational. The solution includes the management of the port authority, cargo, terminal operators, real estate, billing and port community. Faouzi Allam, commercial and IT director at the port told PortStrategy the system came about as the result of expansion and an increase in demand. “Before the system, we worked manually; everything was done on paper.” The port saw a significant rise in container volume – from 400,000 to 1.1 million TEU between 2005 and 2013 – and as a result saw a rise in traffic and congestion, emissions and a lack of storage capacity. As part of its long-term strategy, the port also introduced new equipment, doubled the terminal area and reorganised and restructured operations. “Paperwork was overloaded and there was a lack of reliability on accurate clearing and billing of goods, so the development of the port and, therefore the introduction of sustainable IT infrastructure and port management software, was necessary,” Mr Allam said. As a first step, a Cargo Management System (CAMA) was implemented to handle vessel and berth management, as well as general cargo, equipment, warehouses and port services. The IBS billing system was implemented as a second step and a final Real Estate Management module was added to integrate all fields of business. The solution has resulted in the elimination of congestion, reduced waiting times and emissions and an increase in operational profit by 55%. Commenting on the recent award, Mr Allam added: “It is the result of our work over the past five years to develop a manual system to an automated system within a short period of time, enabling our customers to manage everything from the office.” Going forward, Mr Allam told PS there’s plans to expand the container terminal and implement a port community system to “complete the link” with all stakeholders “so we can unify things for our customers”. Port of Beirut was announced as the winner of the Gold prize for the IT Award at the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg earlier this month. The silver award went to Port of Barcelona for its ‘From a paperless port to a smart port’, and the Bronze award to JadeWesserPort for its ‘Smart SC-eBusiness Standardization in the Maritime Port’.

 

Source: http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/port-operations/port-performance/beirut-blazes-it-trail

 


 

 

Port of Beirut Wins IAPH IT Award

 

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) successfully concluded its 29th IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Germany, with a closing ceremony. The five-day conference was hosted by the Hamburg Port Authority and held at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) between June 1-5, 2015.

 

Through its biennial award program, the IAPH recognises and honours excellence in port management and operations. The 2015 award programme comprised the 'Port Communications Award', of which the Port of Gothenburg recently won, the 'Port Environment Award' and the 'Information Technology (IT) Award'.

 

In preparation for this year's conference, Port of Beirut compiled together with its long-term Germany-based software supplier INPLAN GmbH a successful entry for the IAPH IT award 2015.

 

In the past years, INPLAN implemented its port operations and management systems at Port of Beirut and runs the future-oriented solution for management of port authority, cargo, terminal operations, real estate, billing and port community

 

Faouzi Allam, Head of the Port's IT department, said: "We consequently develop the port's IT and software systems stepwise along the port strategy and worldwide leading standards."

 

On Tuesday, June 4, the award presentation was made at the plenary session of the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Port of Beirut was announced as the winner of the Gold Prize for the Information Technology Award for the best Port IT solution worldwide.

 

Raffi Achkarian, Chief Financial Officer of the Port of Beirut, said: "Port of Beirut has been world-wide recognised for the high quality of its port operations and management solution. We see this as confirmation of our strategy geared to improving value creating processes at our port."

 

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the IAPH is the global alliance of the world port community and represents more than 200 ports from 90 nations worldwide. With over 1,000 guests from all over the world it is the most important global conference of the maritime industry.

 

on Wednesday, 10 June 2015. Posted in Industry news

 

Source: http://www.portsevolution.com/news-and-media/media-centre/news/item/port-of-beirut-wins-iaph-it-award

 


 

 

 

International Association of Ports and Harbors

 

 

Winners of five IAPH Awards were announced and plaques were presented to each winner at the Plenary Session during the Conference. Big congratulations to these winners!

 

*Akiyama Award

Mr. Sujeewa Liyanage, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Sri Lanka

 

*Hamburg Open Award

Ms. Stephanie Bowman, Commissioner of Port of Seattle and Ms. Clare Petrich, Commissioner of Port of Tacoma from U.S.A.

 

*Port Communications Award

GOLD: Port of Gothenburg, Sweden

SILVER: Ports of Stockholm, Sweden

BRONZE: Port of Longview, U.S.A.

 

*Port Environment Award

GOLD: Port of Santa Marta, Colombia

SILVER: JadeWeserPort Realisierungs GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

BRONZE: bremenports GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

 

*IT Award

GOLD: Port of Beirut, Lebanon

SILVER: PORTIC, Barcelona, Spain

BRONZE: JadeWeserPort Realisierungs GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

 

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