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Fish-rich Mauritania looks to its Nouadhibou port for a brighter future
14 Nov 2016
Nestled on a peninsula overlooking the world's biggest graveyard of ships, the port of Nouadhibou may hold the key to a better future for Mauritania's 3.9 million people, of whom 42% live in poverty.
Shipping needs to be more efficient -- Q&A with Dirk Vande Velde, Mediterranean Shipping Company's Chief Sustainable Development Officer
10 Nov 2016
This year's Review of Maritime Transport, launched on 7 November, highlights that 2015 was another difficult year for the shipping industry, with continued overcapacity and historically low freight rates.
Seaborne shipping grows at slowest pace since 2009, future remains uncertain
7 Nov 2016
Seaborne shipments passed 10 billion tons for the first time ever in 2015, up 2.1 per cent from 9.8 billion tons the year before, the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2016 says, noting that this is the slowest pace of growth in the industry since 2009 and that future growth looks uncertain.
Coaching workshop in Mauritania, the latest member of the French-speaking Port Management network
28 Oct 2016
Eleven senior port managers from the ports of Mauritania successfully completed a Coaching workshop preparing them for future deliveries of the course on Modern Port Management in Mauritania, from 14 to 19 October 2016. With enhanced knowledge on methods and pedagogical tools of course delivery, graduates now look forward to acting as local instructors of the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade course in their home ports.
3ème séminaire de diffusion du cours sur la "Gestion Moderne des Ports"
27 Sep 2016
Le 3ème séminaire de diffusion du cours sur la «Gestion Moderne des Ports» s'est tenu du 27 juin au 8 juillet 2016 pour la 11ème promotion de Cotonou. Au terme du séminaire, un voyage d’études aux ports de San Pédro et d’Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire a été effectué du 31 juillet au 4 août 2016.
World Maritime Day 2016
25 Sep 2016
Ahead of the World Maritime Day 2016, UNCTAD notes that world seaborne trade exceeded 10 billion tons in 2015; maritime transport underpins cross-border transport networks linking supply chains and enabling globalized trade.
Training of Trainers Workshop of the French-speaking Port Management network in Nantes
25 Jul 2016
From 14 to 24 June 2016, 27 senior port managers (10 women) from 9 French-speaking port communities in Africa and the Caribbean successfully completed a Training of Trainers Workshop covering the first part of the course on Modern Port Management. With enhanced knowledge on the functioning of modern ports, graduates now look forward to acting as local instructors of the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade course in their home port communities.
UNCTAD TrainForTrade Training of Trainers Workshop and International Coordination Meeting 2016
13 Jul 2016
32 senior port managers representing 10 countries from the port communities of Africa (Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria) and Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives and the Philippines) successfully completed the Training of Trainers Workshop and took part in the International Coordination Meeting 2016 of the English-speaking network from 24 May to 3 June 2016 in Dublin. Impressed by the crucial role of the programme in the development and modernization of their ports, the prospective ports expressed keen interest to join the network.
African and Asian port managers trained as instructors for ongoing training programme
23 Jun 2016
Thirty-two managers from ports in ten African and Asian countries completed a training of trainers workshop for UNCTAD's port management programme, held from 24 May to 3 June 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.
The Islamic Republic of Iran and UNCTAD agreed on furthering cooperation in the area of trade-related issues including WTO accession
28 Feb 2016
At the invitation of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Mr. Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary General of UNCTAD, undertook an advisory mission to Tehran on 27 February 2016. The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible technical assistance and capacity building that UNCTAD could provide in the context of Iran’s trade-related reforms in particular accession to the WTO.