The National Ports Agency (ANP) received the 2nd prize in The IT AWARD (Information Technology / Safety / Security Management) category at the 30th International Conference of the IAPH (International Association of Ports and Harbors) held in Bali, Indonesia, from 7 to 12 May 2017.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) is a non-profit global alliance of roughly 180 ports and 140 maritime companies and institutes representing about 90 countries. The IAPH is dedicated to fostering cooperation among ports and harbors and promoting the vital role they play in developing international trade and maritime policy. The association is also known to be an excellent forum to share experiences and learn the latest trends in port operations and management.
More than 650 participants - including representatives from worldwide ports, leading logistics and maritime operators, etc. From 50 countries around the world - attended this International conference to share their experiences and discuss current problems facing port managers, such as ecological transition, port technologies, and development of ports in each country.
This conference, under the theme " Enabling Trade, Energizing The World ", was the occasion to adopt two resolutions to make its position known and clear on subjects of immediate concern, such as the contribution of ports to the mitigation Climate change and its effects, planning a cyber security program to reduce cyber risks, etc.
The IAPH takes advantage of this biannual conference to reward the best initiatives carried out by the various port players. As a result, the ANP was awarded the 2nd highest distinction in the IT category for its SM2S system "Safety and Security Management System", which has been operational for more than four years, enabling it to Easily and efficiently manage all its ports in terms of safety and security.
This prize rewards the many efforts made in last years by the ANP. As a major player within the Moroccan port landscape, the agency which shall exercise its power on all of the country’s ports with the exception of the Tanger Med Port (35 ports), brings the entire port community together around common goals and working to create a competitive port environment through ensuring safe and secure ports.
This recognition further strengthens the ANP's determination to move forward along the path of continuous improvement by continuing to take innovative and unifying initiatives in the port sector.