From 25th to 28th October, the IAME Conference 2011 Latin America took place in the headquarters of UNECLAC - United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago de Chile.
At invitation of the Transport Research Institute Edinburgh and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp and under the auspices of the IAME - International Association of Maritime Economists, representatives of politics, business and science discussed on current developments and future trends in the maritime markets. The motto of the event in the capital of Chile was â€žShipping markets, port devolution and a changing geography of world maritime transportâ€œ.
Shipping services and ports play a critical role as facilitators of trade. In an environment of changing economic conditions, increasing environmental challenges and pressures on the human element in the shipping and port industry, collaboration, knowledge exchange and new ideas are needed more than ever. Against this backdrop, the IAME Conference 2011 features discussed and proposed solutions to these exciting new challenges across the globe and particularly in Latin America, looking at key questions such as:
The projects CASSANDRA and INTEGRITY were represented at the three-day conference by Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis and Rainer MÃ¼ller from the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL). As part of the session â€žMaritime and Port Safety and Securityâ€œ, Rainer MÃ¼ller introduced the contents of CASSANDRA and INTEGRITY, which aim to improve security in intermodal transports. The ISL expert for supply chain event management also took part in the session entitled "Risk Management" and explained the assessment of risks in the specific area of container security - which is an important issue of the CASSANDRA project.