Patrick Verhoeven

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Patrick Verhoeven commented : “This initiative is crucial. Why? If standards are implemented across all application program interfaces and the many different port community systems, a solid baseline will emerge upon which any port can commence or continue it’s ship- shore digitalization journey. We must remember that in our IAPH survey on IMO FAL requirements this time last year, a third of all ports responding had yet to commence the digitalization of their processes” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, January 24, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “A lot of the issues ports have had to deal with during the pandemic as well as the ongoing supply chain crisis were discussed during the #IAPH2021 World Ports Conference in Antwerp. We had good feedback and decided to quantify and address those issues directly. Having the World Bank support us in this process is very positive given their deep involvement in port developments in so many countries and our previous work together on accelerating digitalization in the maritime transport chain” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, November 19, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “In addition to Port Endeavor, IAPH has ambitious future plans to further develop its World Ports Sustainability Program. Our well-established annual World Ports Sustainability Awards competition is expanding our database of projects and best practices. Our recent agreement to use WPSP as the base for all projects of the CEM Global Port Hydrogen coalition is an example of this, as are the upcoming adjustments to the WPSP Areas of Interest to reflect the growing demand for IAPH member ports to improve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and reporting” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, October 29, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We all know that decarbonizing shipping is much more than decarbonizing ships. It’s about the whole supply chain. A lot of the investments will have to be made on land and in ports. Our proposal is to consider port-related infrastructure including bunkering infrastructure as part of the investments that could be funded through such market-based measures, especially in developing countries in order to close the gaps in energy transition. We hope that with this contribution that we will help to bridge the divides in the IMO on this very delicate discussion” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “This matter belongs to the much broader issue of narrowing the divide between developed and developing countries in terms of port infrastructure related projects and initiatives targeting the decarbonization of shipping beyond bunkering. This includes the provision of Onshore Power Supply and that of port incentives to low emission vessels as well as optimization of port calls. This is also clearly recognized under the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project which targets capacity building in developing countries in all four key areas identified by the 2019 IMO Ports Resolution. IAPH has signed up as an official partner of GreenVoyage2050 to assist in training and capacity building” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The finalists themselves are very diverse, from ports of different sizes, locations around the world, and with greatly differing business models. This speaks volumes of how ESG (environmental, social, and governance criteria for investment) is now also rising to the top of ports’ agendas. If you look at the content of the finalists, their projects offer many different innovative ways that ports can integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the way they operate” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The response from IAPH members and the diversity of projects submitted gives further impetus to our World Ports Sustainability Program. WPSP was established nearly three years ago to achieve the aim of sharing best practices on how ports apply the UN Sustainable Development Goals in practice. We are now taking this to the next level with the upcoming release of our educational Port Endeavor game for ports and port communities using these projects as examples. Having a continuous stream of new projects will further enrich the content of Port Endeavor as we roll the game out online and hopefully in person at ports across the world with strategic partners” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “This excellent news means a kickstart to the third element of our joint industry call to action last June, namely to strive for the introduction of Port Community Systems and secure data exchange platforms in the main ports of all Member States represented in the International Maritime Organization” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We have cooperated with both APEC and C-MAT on several educational initiatives already and look forward to expanding our collaboration as we seek to offer innovative and creative educational courses to our IAPH membership and beyond for the international port community during this challenging period for us all” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, January 29, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented ( about Strategy ) : “In order to achieve the ambitious aims of the IMO Initial Strategy, any package of measures needs to be accompanied by ambitious reduction targets and a robust enforcement and correction mechanism. To that end, IAPH regrets that the compromise reached favours the less ambitious of the proposals put forward, regarding scope of application, reduction factors and enforcement. Nevertheless, and despite its shortcomings, we are looking forward to working with all relevant parties for the efficient implementation and use of the package, towards our common aim. We soldier on” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented ( about Gala Dinner ) : “We were delighted by the response of the world’s ports for the 2020 WPSP Awards which resulted in six winning port projects being selected by our expert jury from a long list of eighteen and voted for by thousands of voting members of the public. We would have loved to have handed over the trophies in person at the IAPH 2021 Conference Gala Dinner in Antwerp in March, but following the event cancellation due to COVID we celebrated with the winners online instead last June which was a great success” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, October 12, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The COVID19 pandemic and the need for safe ship-shore interactions have pushed ports to digitalize. While some IMO member states and ports have achieved some gains, implementing electronic data exchange remains work in progress. Ultimately the aim is to enable and accelerate trade through the world’s ports. This questionnaire aims to assess the status of that work in progress and the challenges being faced by all parties in the process” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 28, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “While these findings of our survey gives some hope about crew changes, more needs to be done, especially in countries where nationals need repatriating. The measures taken recently in some countries such as Singapore and the Philippines to help repatriate sea staff long overdue for leave are encouraging. Other IMO member states need to follow suit, allowing our port members to help get crew home and their replacements onboard” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven comments : “Having to announce the winners virtually rather than in person at the wonderful Antwerp Bourse is a great pity. Nonetheless, we believe the winners should have their selection by the expert jury and by the voting public celebrated, hence these virtual awards. We would also like to heartily congratulate them as well as recognising the other finalists for their outstanding projects, and save the celebrations for less trying times. Our message to both our winners and runners-up is this : you set the bar in applying the UN Sustainable Development Goals in practice in ports. May many other ports in the world be inspired by your initiatives. From all of us at IAPH and the World Ports Sustainability Program : warm wishes, be safe and we look forward to celebrating your successes in the future” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven says : “Shipping’s decarbonization can spur investment in large-scale energy projects and in ports of developing and emerging countries with access to abundant untapped renewable energy resources that can be converted into zero carbon fuels and power maritime shipping and a range of other industries,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven says : “Shipping’s decarbonization can spur investment in large-scale energy projects and in ports of developing and emerging countries with access to abundant untapped renewable energy resources that can be converted into zero-carbon fuels and power maritime shipping and a range of other industries,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven explained : “In the coming weeks, we expect many ports will feel the full impact of the collapse of economic activity in many parts of the world. To help ports adapt to the new normal will not be easy. Having data on precisely what is going on is invaluable, which is why we call out to our members and all other ports to give us their input, even if the status from the previous week is the same” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We have been pleased with the initial response, but we really need more ports to participate. We have had a good response from Europe, North and South East Asia and Australasia but need more input from ports in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, April 10, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concludes : “The operation of ports is of vital importance to face the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Ports ensure that the world’s medical supplies, food, energy raw materials, as well as manufactured goods and components vital to the preservation of employment, continue to reach their intended destinations. We will play our part in assisting our members and the maritime community through this Task Force and information portal” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Governments should support shipping, ports and transport operators in doing everything possible to allow transport of goods in and out of ports so that food, medicine and other vital supplies will continue to reach people worldwide,” External link

tricitynews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “Cooperation and interaction between shipowner-operators, ports, terminal operators and their service providers are very much needed in this area of safety at the quayside. It is another demonstration of the need for closer collaboration between shipowners, ports and port service providers on an industry level” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “If you take a look at some of the innovations in PortXL’s portfolio, any port in the world could benefit in practice, not just the major ones. A floating autonomous collector of plastic waste that collects data on water quality. Floaters attached to man-made structures capable of generating grid-connected electricity power from ocean and sea waves. Concrete composite structures for breakwaters capable of generating marine diversity and acting as a carbon sink. A hull cleaner capable of ‘car-washing’ a vessel to remove biofouling during a port stay. These are just four of the multitude of innovations being supported by PortXL through their network of port communities” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven stated : “Critical mass is needed to reach the IMO 2050 target. As most GHG emissions from shipping are emitted on deep sea routes, cooperation between major carriers, fuel suppliers, technology providers and ports is needed to achieve a breakthrough in the commercially viable deployment of zero emission vessels. The Getting to Zero Coalition provides the right platform and we are keen to play our part in promoting the availability of safe and reliable bunkering infrastructure in ports worldwide” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 23, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “Ambitious ocean initiatives can only be put into practice when genuine action is taken by shipping and ports, together. To help achieving the climate and energy goals, IAPH will do its utmost to support its members in building a critical mass of ports providing safe and commercially viable alternative fuel bunkering infrastructure along the main deep sea trade corridors. To achieve this will require an even closer relationship between ports, energy suppliers, innovators, shipowners and operators. This is why IAPH has been instrumental in preparing the recent IMO Resolution that invites Member States to encourage voluntary cooperation between the port and shipping sectors to contribute to reducing GHG emissions from ships and has been actively involved in the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnership (GloMEEP) Project to provide ports with the tools to act. Collaboration will turn words into tangible action” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 23, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “Port Call Optimization is a subject which is receiving increasingly more attention by ports and the shipping industry in general. The recent positive outputs from the IMO-led project on Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) and the IMO resolution on cooperation between the port and shipping sectors to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships are proof of that. It is therefore important that all stakeholders contribute with their say on the subject as this initiative gains momentum” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 2, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “Some of the world’s most advanced port innovators are to be found in this region, so we look forward to BPO’s active contribution towards achieving our goals,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “Some of the world’s most advanced port innovators are to be found in this region, so we look forward to BPO’s active contribution towards achieving our goals,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The irrevocable advances in autonomous vehicles, especially those in surface ships, mean that ports will have to adapt their systems, processes and land-side berthing infrastructure to safely and efficiently meet their needs. However, the story does not end there. Currently, at IAPH member ports, drones are being deployed for security and maintenance. Underwater drones are also being used for vessel inspection and maintenance. Autonomous vehicles are already in operation within enclosed areas at some of the world’s most advanced ports such as Singapore and Rotterdam, with trials planned by rail and road using 5G networks beyond the yard gates. Our report shows that automation of shipping is just one aspect, ports are confronted with many more elements of automation” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “In his closing remarks at the 101st IMO Maritime Safety Committee, Secretary General Kitack Lim welcomed the significant progress with the regulatory scoping exercise for the use of maritime autonomous surface ships, including preparations for the meeting of the Intersessional MASS Working Group in September, and approval of the Interim Guidelines for MASS trials. IAPH looks forward to adding the port industry’s voice to ensure a collaborative ship-shore approach with the IMO to autonomous vehicle deployment on land, sea and air” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “This very fine report concludes with the statement that the World Ports Sustainability Program provides Australia’s Ports with an opportunity to undertake an examination of its planning and operations against a global benchmark. This is exactly what our Program aims to achieve. Our objective is to now compile a World Ports Sustainability report which IAPH intends to publish in the Spring of 2020 that can further develop that global benchmark” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “Since the World Ports Sustainability Program was launched in March last year, we wanted to recognise the effort of the ports involved in creating best practices. They form the basis of our next step to translate those best practices into concrete guidance, for the benefit of ports and the communities they serve” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : ”The projects from the Ports of Kenya and Vancouver ended ex-aequo, so with this dead-heat we have decided to offer the award to both ports. Congratulations to them both” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The creation a year ago of the IAPH’s World Ports Sustainability Program has resulted in a knowledge pool of fine examples where ports have taken their own initiative on UN SDGs, some of which will be recognised at our first WPSP Awards ceremony this week. At our Conference here in China and in London at the IMO next week our various working groups are looking to translate that pool into practical and concrete guidance, for the benefit of ports and the communities they serve” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We look forward to developing a long-term partnership to support IAPH to advance its leadership position within the global ports and maritime sectors". "This agreement marks another important step forward for our organization and our World Ports Sustainability Program as we partner with a global leader in maritime intelligence, publishing and conference production,” External link

4-traders Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : "This agreement marks another important step forward for our organization and our World Ports Sustainability Program as we partner with a global leader in maritime intelligence, publishing and conference production," External link

finanznachrichten-en Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We look forward to developing a long-term partnership to support IAPH to advance its leadership position within the global ports and maritime sectors". "This agreement marks another important step forward for our organization and our World Ports Sustainability Program as we partner with a global leader in maritime intelligence, publishing and conference production,” External link

businesswire Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven stated : “the open dialogue between all players involved in shipping and ports in this workshop demonstrates a willingness to use standards and technology for common benefit in improving port call efficiency. This will in turn reduce industry emissions, a key cornerstone of our World Ports Sustainability Program. The IAPH endorses the initiative, and will become a key facilitator in implementing the Port Optimization Taskforce project amongst its membership” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:38:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “As for free trade zone in the port area, I think it’s a signal to investors as competition around this region is not too large, as in other parts of the world. Infrastructure, legal framework, fiscal climate and financial incentive are important criteria for investors. This entire package is of interest for investors,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “Although it is an estimated figure, the percentage of EU/EEA seafarers appears to remain fairly stable” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Although it is an estimated figure, the percentage of EU/EEA seafarers appears to remain fairly stable,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:10:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “Whilst we recognise and support the pro-active attitude of ports and logistic operators to reduce GHG emissions, we are disappointed that they do not see how the position of Parliament will exactly achieve the opposite of what they also claim to desire: an ambitious and effective global agreement for shipping". "And then we don’t even mention the detrimental effects a regional ETS will most certainly have on EU ports that are open to competition from non–EU neighbours, such as Mediterranean hubs and – with Brexit – the North Sea ports. Instead of supporting regional pressure, we invite our service providers and customers to have their voices heard in the IMO. That is where the actual work now takes place,” External link

maritimetoday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:30:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “It will unduly complicate the achievement of an effective and timely global agreement in IMO that everyone in the end wants. We thank those MEPs that voted against the inclusion of shipping and hope this spirit will prevail in the upcoming trilogue negotiations,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:57:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Putting unrealistic pressure on IMO with regional measures that will gravely hurt a global sector and do very little for climate is not the way to proceed. It will unduly complicate the achievement of an effective and timely global agreement in IMO that everyone in the end wants. We thank those MEPs that voted against the inclusion of shipping and hope this spirit will prevail in the upcoming trilogue negotiations” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “It will unduly complicate the achievement of an effective and timely global agreement in IMO that everyone in the end wants. We thank those MEPs that voted against the inclusion of shipping and hope this spirit will prevail in the upcoming trilogue negotiations,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:32:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Whilst the EU list can serve to raise ship recycling standards worldwide and respond to recycling demand, the current list clearly shows the need to include third country yards and especially those that already meet the international standards laid down in the Hong Kong Convention for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling” External link

maritimetoday Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:52:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded ( about Commission ) : “Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of lenght and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible” External link

maritimetoday Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:52:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Whilst the EU list can serve to raise ship recycling standards worldwide and respond to recycling demand, the current list clearly shows the need to include third country yards and especially those that already meet the international standards laid down in the Hong Kong Convention for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded ( about Commission ) : “Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of lenght and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added ( about Commission ) : “Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of length and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, January 13, 2017 3:56:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said ( about Commission ) : “Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of length and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible,” External link

seatrade-global Friday, January 13, 2017 2:16:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Whilst the EU list can serve to raise ship recycling standards worldwide and respond to recycling demand, the current list clearly shows the need to include third country yards and especially those that already meet the international standards laid down in the Hong Kong Convention for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling,” External link

seatrade-global Friday, January 13, 2017 2:16:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We do expect polar shipping to grow in volume in the coming years and are indeed pleased that precautions have been taken to ensure safety of life at sea. The sustainability of this highly sensitive environment cannot be compromised” “While the IMO remains the prime regulator for the shipping industry, we appreciate that the EU supports the efforts to implement the Polar Code. We also endorse the actions included in the policy that will concretely improve polar shipping conditions and help overcome the challenges we are confronted with in the area” External link

marinelink Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We do expect polar shipping to grow in volume in the coming years and are indeed pleased that precautions have been taken to ensure safety of life at sea. The sustainability of this highly sensitive environment cannot be compromised” “While the IMO remains the prime regulator for the shipping industry, we appreciate that the EU supports the efforts to implement the Polar Code. We also endorse the actions included in the policy that will concretely improve polar shipping conditions and help overcome the challenges we are confronted with in the area” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:37:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “We do expect polar shipping to grow in volume in the coming years and are indeed pleased that precautions have been taken to ensure safety of life at sea. The sustainability of this highly sensitive environment cannot be compromised,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:14:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “While the IMO remains the prime regulator for the shipping industry, we appreciate that the EU supports the efforts to implement the Polar Code. We also endorse the actions included in the policy that will concretely improve polar shipping conditions and help overcome the challenges we are confronted with in the area,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:14:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven admitted : “We agree that the shipping sector must further reduce its CO2 emissions with a comparable level of ambition as the rest of the world economy to contribute its fair and proportionate share in meeting the Paris’ climate target,” External link

seatrade-global Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:47:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “Paradoxically however, the threat of a European fund or any unilateral EU measure will prevent this,” External link

seatrade-global Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:47:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We hope the unhelpful position of the ENVI Committee can be overturned in this process” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, December 16, 2016 1:57:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “ECSA has deplored throughout the discussions that this proposal does not address some of the market access problems in ports shipowners face. However, now that after 15 years of discussions we finally have a first EU law on ports, we should build on this and see it as a first step towards a genuine motorways of the sea in which ports are key points” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:55:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “However, before a long term solutions on land, such as a stable political situation, job opportunities and social rest are not well established, piracy will remain an attractive business model for criminal networks” External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:13:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “we have to ensure that there is quality fuel available everywhere in the world and that adequate enforcement measures are in place to ensure a global level playing field” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “What is needed is adequate port reception facilities including the development of facilities to cover new types of waste, a reasonable and harmonised fee system and proper enforcement of the directive” External link

marinelink Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:41:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “What is needed is adequate port reception facilities including the development of facilities to cover new types of waste, a reasonable and harmonised fee system and proper enforcement of the directive” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Everybody is experimenting now with new ship types,” External link

politico-eu Monday, November 14, 2016 2:26:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We invite European policy makers and all stakeholders to join industry in seizing the momentum and showing leadership to make the IMO roadmap work” External link

maritimetoday Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We invite European policy makers and all stakeholders to join industry in seizing the momentum and showing leadership to make the IMO roadmap work” External link

marinelink Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:49:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Everybody is experimenting now with new ship types,” External link

politico-eu Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “It is good news that IMO took a decision on the global deadline as shipowners need certainty. Year 2020 is tomorrow however, so we have to speed up work on implementation. In particular, we have to ensure that there is quality fuel available everywhere in the world and that adequate enforcement measures are in place to ensure a global level playing field” External link

maritimetoday Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:45:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “It is good news that IMO took a decision on the global deadline as shipowners need certainty. Year 2020 is tomorrow however, so we have to speed up work on implementation. In particular, we have to ensure that there is quality fuel available everywhere in the world and that adequate enforcement measures are in place to ensure a global level playing field” External link

marinelink Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “These were important achievements the negotiators obtained and bring EU and Canada closer to similar and fairer market conditions – given the EU market is almost completely free, with some very few conditions,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, October 28, 2016 1:31:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “It is unrealistic to believe that the Arctic will be immediately accessible as the sea ice disappears. Firstly, an ice-free Arctic Ocean year-round is false, as sea ice will always re-form during winter and ice properties and coverage will vary greatly within the region. There are also many other challenges that shipowners encounter such as polar darkness, poor charts, lack of critical infrastructure and navigation control systems and low search and rescue capability” “However, we do expect polar shipping to grow in volume in the coming years and are indeed pleased that precautions have been taken to ensure safety of life at sea and the sustainability of these highly sensitive environments is not compromised. The Polar Code of the International Maritime Organisation entering into force on January 2017 is mandatory and uniform regulation which ensures a level playing field. It will boost the level of confidence in the safety and environmental performance of shipping” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:07:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The European Border and Coast Guard Agency will provide a missing link in strengthening Europe’s maritime borders. We believe that the increased sharing of coast guard capacities and information will certainly help to identify and respond to any potential security threats and indeed free merchant fleet from the rescue operations,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:19:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : "We believe that shipping obviously must be part of the global solutions to limit the increase in the global temperature as we clearly are also a global contributor to the carbon emissions," External link

shippingwatch-en Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said ( about Commission ) : "We fully agree with the aim of the EU to secure a robust and mandatory global agreement for the collection and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping in the International Maritime Organization as mentioned in the Commission's communication. We also look forward to seeing a proposal to align the EU MRV Regulation with the global system. Finally, we support the Commission in ensuring that IMO timely delivers on the next steps. We believe that a global agreement is both needed and possible," External link

shippingwatch-en Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven says : “This is a worrying trend for shipping, being the vector of international trade. Any burdens to international trade have a direct negative impact on our sector” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, July 8, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Our aim was to give policy and decision makers hands on experience of offshore shipping as well as to develop participants’ appreciation for the operational environment of the sector” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, June 10, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded ( about Commission ) : “Concerning the liability regime for offshore oil and gas operations, we support the Commission’s approach to let the Offshore Safety Directive, that came into force last July, show its effect before assessing the need for harmonising liability regimes at European level” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, June 10, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Service and offshore support vessels hold maritime certificates, therefore they are included in our scope of interest” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, June 10, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven says ( about The Danish ) : “The use of scrubbers remains an option for some shipowners, but what we have noticed is that a majority of shipowners will probably decide to choose for low-sulphur fuel in first instance,” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven agrees : “airborne means or fixed ‘sniffers’ systems could help to spot potential non-compliance by ships sailing through the ECA zones” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said ( about Commission ) : “Member states and the Commission need to clarify without delay how they intend to apply and harmonise enforcement policies. This, however, cannot be to the detriment of competitiveness. Establishing legal certainty about proper compliance and enforcement together with a fair level playing field between shipping operators and between transport modes are therefore a must” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We want to ensure that the other yards are following these first movers so that the bar can be raised overall,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “This discussion is something that the European shipowners want to actively participate in and be part in finding solutions to more sustainable economy. We are committed to developing CO2 reductions across the world merchant fleet that are both ambitious and realistic” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, May 27, 2016 9:28:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “act decisively in order to further regulate CO2 emissions from ships on a global level,” External link

seatrade-global Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven explained : “We firmly believe that deleting any reference to shipping and the progress needed at IMO level is a missed opportunity,” External link

seatrade-global Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “An irreversible process leading to lower CO2 emissions from ships has started. Efforts at IMO and EU level can only be bolstered by a clear signal from the highest UN instance on climate change. We sincerely hope that negotiating parties will seriously reconsider and heed our call for shipping to be reintroduced in the final climate agreement,” External link

seatrade-global Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said ( about Commission ) : “The Commission needs to set in place an inclusive procedure which would allow all yards to apply for admission to the list. It would thus provide them with a strong incentive to change and improve their practices, bringing them closer to the HKC quality levels,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, March 20, 2015 9:44:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : ”Europe controls the world’s largest and most innovative fleet of ships,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:59:00 PM EAT



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Patrick Verhoeven commented : “This initiative is crucial. Why? If standards are implemented across all application program interfaces and the many different port community systems, a solid baseline will emerge upon which any port can commence or continue it’s ship- shore digitalization journey. We must remember that in our IAPH survey on IMO FAL requirements this time last year, a third of all ports responding had yet to commence the digitalization of their processes” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, January 24, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “A lot of the issues ports have had to deal with during the pandemic as well as the ongoing supply chain crisis were discussed during the #IAPH2021 World Ports Conference in Antwerp. We had good feedback and decided to quantify and address those issues directly. Having the World Bank support us in this process is very positive given their deep involvement in port developments in so many countries and our previous work together on accelerating digitalization in the maritime transport chain” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, November 19, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “In addition to Port Endeavor, IAPH has ambitious future plans to further develop its World Ports Sustainability Program. Our well-established annual World Ports Sustainability Awards competition is expanding our database of projects and best practices. Our recent agreement to use WPSP as the base for all projects of the CEM Global Port Hydrogen coalition is an example of this, as are the upcoming adjustments to the WPSP Areas of Interest to reflect the growing demand for IAPH member ports to improve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and reporting” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, October 29, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We all know that decarbonizing shipping is much more than decarbonizing ships. It’s about the whole supply chain. A lot of the investments will have to be made on land and in ports. Our proposal is to consider port-related infrastructure including bunkering infrastructure as part of the investments that could be funded through such market-based measures, especially in developing countries in order to close the gaps in energy transition. We hope that with this contribution that we will help to bridge the divides in the IMO on this very delicate discussion” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “This matter belongs to the much broader issue of narrowing the divide between developed and developing countries in terms of port infrastructure related projects and initiatives targeting the decarbonization of shipping beyond bunkering. This includes the provision of Onshore Power Supply and that of port incentives to low emission vessels as well as optimization of port calls. This is also clearly recognized under the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project which targets capacity building in developing countries in all four key areas identified by the 2019 IMO Ports Resolution. IAPH has signed up as an official partner of GreenVoyage2050 to assist in training and capacity building” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The finalists themselves are very diverse, from ports of different sizes, locations around the world, and with greatly differing business models. This speaks volumes of how ESG (environmental, social, and governance criteria for investment) is now also rising to the top of ports’ agendas. If you look at the content of the finalists, their projects offer many different innovative ways that ports can integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the way they operate” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The response from IAPH members and the diversity of projects submitted gives further impetus to our World Ports Sustainability Program. WPSP was established nearly three years ago to achieve the aim of sharing best practices on how ports apply the UN Sustainable Development Goals in practice. We are now taking this to the next level with the upcoming release of our educational Port Endeavor game for ports and port communities using these projects as examples. Having a continuous stream of new projects will further enrich the content of Port Endeavor as we roll the game out online and hopefully in person at ports across the world with strategic partners” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “This excellent news means a kickstart to the third element of our joint industry call to action last June, namely to strive for the introduction of Port Community Systems and secure data exchange platforms in the main ports of all Member States represented in the International Maritime Organization” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We have cooperated with both APEC and C-MAT on several educational initiatives already and look forward to expanding our collaboration as we seek to offer innovative and creative educational courses to our IAPH membership and beyond for the international port community during this challenging period for us all” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, January 29, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented ( about Strategy ) : “In order to achieve the ambitious aims of the IMO Initial Strategy, any package of measures needs to be accompanied by ambitious reduction targets and a robust enforcement and correction mechanism. To that end, IAPH regrets that the compromise reached favours the less ambitious of the proposals put forward, regarding scope of application, reduction factors and enforcement. Nevertheless, and despite its shortcomings, we are looking forward to working with all relevant parties for the efficient implementation and use of the package, towards our common aim. We soldier on” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented ( about Gala Dinner ) : “We were delighted by the response of the world’s ports for the 2020 WPSP Awards which resulted in six winning port projects being selected by our expert jury from a long list of eighteen and voted for by thousands of voting members of the public. We would have loved to have handed over the trophies in person at the IAPH 2021 Conference Gala Dinner in Antwerp in March, but following the event cancellation due to COVID we celebrated with the winners online instead last June which was a great success” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, October 12, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The COVID19 pandemic and the need for safe ship-shore interactions have pushed ports to digitalize. While some IMO member states and ports have achieved some gains, implementing electronic data exchange remains work in progress. Ultimately the aim is to enable and accelerate trade through the world’s ports. This questionnaire aims to assess the status of that work in progress and the challenges being faced by all parties in the process” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 28, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “While these findings of our survey gives some hope about crew changes, more needs to be done, especially in countries where nationals need repatriating. The measures taken recently in some countries such as Singapore and the Philippines to help repatriate sea staff long overdue for leave are encouraging. Other IMO member states need to follow suit, allowing our port members to help get crew home and their replacements onboard” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven comments : “Having to announce the winners virtually rather than in person at the wonderful Antwerp Bourse is a great pity. Nonetheless, we believe the winners should have their selection by the expert jury and by the voting public celebrated, hence these virtual awards. We would also like to heartily congratulate them as well as recognising the other finalists for their outstanding projects, and save the celebrations for less trying times. Our message to both our winners and runners-up is this : you set the bar in applying the UN Sustainable Development Goals in practice in ports. May many other ports in the world be inspired by your initiatives. From all of us at IAPH and the World Ports Sustainability Program : warm wishes, be safe and we look forward to celebrating your successes in the future” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven says : “Shipping’s decarbonization can spur investment in large-scale energy projects and in ports of developing and emerging countries with access to abundant untapped renewable energy resources that can be converted into zero carbon fuels and power maritime shipping and a range of other industries,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven says : “Shipping’s decarbonization can spur investment in large-scale energy projects and in ports of developing and emerging countries with access to abundant untapped renewable energy resources that can be converted into zero-carbon fuels and power maritime shipping and a range of other industries,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven explained : “In the coming weeks, we expect many ports will feel the full impact of the collapse of economic activity in many parts of the world. To help ports adapt to the new normal will not be easy. Having data on precisely what is going on is invaluable, which is why we call out to our members and all other ports to give us their input, even if the status from the previous week is the same” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We have been pleased with the initial response, but we really need more ports to participate. We have had a good response from Europe, North and South East Asia and Australasia but need more input from ports in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, April 10, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concludes : “The operation of ports is of vital importance to face the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Ports ensure that the world’s medical supplies, food, energy raw materials, as well as manufactured goods and components vital to the preservation of employment, continue to reach their intended destinations. We will play our part in assisting our members and the maritime community through this Task Force and information portal” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Governments should support shipping, ports and transport operators in doing everything possible to allow transport of goods in and out of ports so that food, medicine and other vital supplies will continue to reach people worldwide,” External link

tricitynews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “Cooperation and interaction between shipowner-operators, ports, terminal operators and their service providers are very much needed in this area of safety at the quayside. It is another demonstration of the need for closer collaboration between shipowners, ports and port service providers on an industry level” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “If you take a look at some of the innovations in PortXL’s portfolio, any port in the world could benefit in practice, not just the major ones. A floating autonomous collector of plastic waste that collects data on water quality. Floaters attached to man-made structures capable of generating grid-connected electricity power from ocean and sea waves. Concrete composite structures for breakwaters capable of generating marine diversity and acting as a carbon sink. A hull cleaner capable of ‘car-washing’ a vessel to remove biofouling during a port stay. These are just four of the multitude of innovations being supported by PortXL through their network of port communities” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven stated : “Critical mass is needed to reach the IMO 2050 target. As most GHG emissions from shipping are emitted on deep sea routes, cooperation between major carriers, fuel suppliers, technology providers and ports is needed to achieve a breakthrough in the commercially viable deployment of zero emission vessels. The Getting to Zero Coalition provides the right platform and we are keen to play our part in promoting the availability of safe and reliable bunkering infrastructure in ports worldwide” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 23, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “Ambitious ocean initiatives can only be put into practice when genuine action is taken by shipping and ports, together. To help achieving the climate and energy goals, IAPH will do its utmost to support its members in building a critical mass of ports providing safe and commercially viable alternative fuel bunkering infrastructure along the main deep sea trade corridors. To achieve this will require an even closer relationship between ports, energy suppliers, innovators, shipowners and operators. This is why IAPH has been instrumental in preparing the recent IMO Resolution that invites Member States to encourage voluntary cooperation between the port and shipping sectors to contribute to reducing GHG emissions from ships and has been actively involved in the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnership (GloMEEP) Project to provide ports with the tools to act. Collaboration will turn words into tangible action” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 23, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “Port Call Optimization is a subject which is receiving increasingly more attention by ports and the shipping industry in general. The recent positive outputs from the IMO-led project on Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) and the IMO resolution on cooperation between the port and shipping sectors to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships are proof of that. It is therefore important that all stakeholders contribute with their say on the subject as this initiative gains momentum” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 2, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “Some of the world’s most advanced port innovators are to be found in this region, so we look forward to BPO’s active contribution towards achieving our goals,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “Some of the world’s most advanced port innovators are to be found in this region, so we look forward to BPO’s active contribution towards achieving our goals,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The irrevocable advances in autonomous vehicles, especially those in surface ships, mean that ports will have to adapt their systems, processes and land-side berthing infrastructure to safely and efficiently meet their needs. However, the story does not end there. Currently, at IAPH member ports, drones are being deployed for security and maintenance. Underwater drones are also being used for vessel inspection and maintenance. Autonomous vehicles are already in operation within enclosed areas at some of the world’s most advanced ports such as Singapore and Rotterdam, with trials planned by rail and road using 5G networks beyond the yard gates. Our report shows that automation of shipping is just one aspect, ports are confronted with many more elements of automation” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “In his closing remarks at the 101st IMO Maritime Safety Committee, Secretary General Kitack Lim welcomed the significant progress with the regulatory scoping exercise for the use of maritime autonomous surface ships, including preparations for the meeting of the Intersessional MASS Working Group in September, and approval of the Interim Guidelines for MASS trials. IAPH looks forward to adding the port industry’s voice to ensure a collaborative ship-shore approach with the IMO to autonomous vehicle deployment on land, sea and air” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “This very fine report concludes with the statement that the World Ports Sustainability Program provides Australia’s Ports with an opportunity to undertake an examination of its planning and operations against a global benchmark. This is exactly what our Program aims to achieve. Our objective is to now compile a World Ports Sustainability report which IAPH intends to publish in the Spring of 2020 that can further develop that global benchmark” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “Since the World Ports Sustainability Program was launched in March last year, we wanted to recognise the effort of the ports involved in creating best practices. They form the basis of our next step to translate those best practices into concrete guidance, for the benefit of ports and the communities they serve” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : ”The projects from the Ports of Kenya and Vancouver ended ex-aequo, so with this dead-heat we have decided to offer the award to both ports. Congratulations to them both” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The creation a year ago of the IAPH’s World Ports Sustainability Program has resulted in a knowledge pool of fine examples where ports have taken their own initiative on UN SDGs, some of which will be recognised at our first WPSP Awards ceremony this week. At our Conference here in China and in London at the IMO next week our various working groups are looking to translate that pool into practical and concrete guidance, for the benefit of ports and the communities they serve” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We look forward to developing a long-term partnership to support IAPH to advance its leadership position within the global ports and maritime sectors". "This agreement marks another important step forward for our organization and our World Ports Sustainability Program as we partner with a global leader in maritime intelligence, publishing and conference production,” External link

4-traders Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : "This agreement marks another important step forward for our organization and our World Ports Sustainability Program as we partner with a global leader in maritime intelligence, publishing and conference production," External link

finanznachrichten-en Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We look forward to developing a long-term partnership to support IAPH to advance its leadership position within the global ports and maritime sectors". "This agreement marks another important step forward for our organization and our World Ports Sustainability Program as we partner with a global leader in maritime intelligence, publishing and conference production,” External link

businesswire Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven stated : “the open dialogue between all players involved in shipping and ports in this workshop demonstrates a willingness to use standards and technology for common benefit in improving port call efficiency. This will in turn reduce industry emissions, a key cornerstone of our World Ports Sustainability Program. The IAPH endorses the initiative, and will become a key facilitator in implementing the Port Optimization Taskforce project amongst its membership” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:38:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “As for free trade zone in the port area, I think it’s a signal to investors as competition around this region is not too large, as in other parts of the world. Infrastructure, legal framework, fiscal climate and financial incentive are important criteria for investors. This entire package is of interest for investors,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “Although it is an estimated figure, the percentage of EU/EEA seafarers appears to remain fairly stable” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Although it is an estimated figure, the percentage of EU/EEA seafarers appears to remain fairly stable,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:10:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “Whilst we recognise and support the pro-active attitude of ports and logistic operators to reduce GHG emissions, we are disappointed that they do not see how the position of Parliament will exactly achieve the opposite of what they also claim to desire: an ambitious and effective global agreement for shipping". "And then we don’t even mention the detrimental effects a regional ETS will most certainly have on EU ports that are open to competition from non–EU neighbours, such as Mediterranean hubs and – with Brexit – the North Sea ports. Instead of supporting regional pressure, we invite our service providers and customers to have their voices heard in the IMO. That is where the actual work now takes place,” External link

maritimetoday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:30:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “It will unduly complicate the achievement of an effective and timely global agreement in IMO that everyone in the end wants. We thank those MEPs that voted against the inclusion of shipping and hope this spirit will prevail in the upcoming trilogue negotiations,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:57:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Putting unrealistic pressure on IMO with regional measures that will gravely hurt a global sector and do very little for climate is not the way to proceed. It will unduly complicate the achievement of an effective and timely global agreement in IMO that everyone in the end wants. We thank those MEPs that voted against the inclusion of shipping and hope this spirit will prevail in the upcoming trilogue negotiations” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “It will unduly complicate the achievement of an effective and timely global agreement in IMO that everyone in the end wants. We thank those MEPs that voted against the inclusion of shipping and hope this spirit will prevail in the upcoming trilogue negotiations,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:32:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Whilst the EU list can serve to raise ship recycling standards worldwide and respond to recycling demand, the current list clearly shows the need to include third country yards and especially those that already meet the international standards laid down in the Hong Kong Convention for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling” External link

maritimetoday Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:52:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded ( about Commission ) : “Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of lenght and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible” External link

maritimetoday Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:52:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Whilst the EU list can serve to raise ship recycling standards worldwide and respond to recycling demand, the current list clearly shows the need to include third country yards and especially those that already meet the international standards laid down in the Hong Kong Convention for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded ( about Commission ) : “Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of lenght and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added ( about Commission ) : “Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of length and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, January 13, 2017 3:56:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said ( about Commission ) : “Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of length and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible,” External link

seatrade-global Friday, January 13, 2017 2:16:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Whilst the EU list can serve to raise ship recycling standards worldwide and respond to recycling demand, the current list clearly shows the need to include third country yards and especially those that already meet the international standards laid down in the Hong Kong Convention for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling,” External link

seatrade-global Friday, January 13, 2017 2:16:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We do expect polar shipping to grow in volume in the coming years and are indeed pleased that precautions have been taken to ensure safety of life at sea. The sustainability of this highly sensitive environment cannot be compromised” “While the IMO remains the prime regulator for the shipping industry, we appreciate that the EU supports the efforts to implement the Polar Code. We also endorse the actions included in the policy that will concretely improve polar shipping conditions and help overcome the challenges we are confronted with in the area” External link

marinelink Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We do expect polar shipping to grow in volume in the coming years and are indeed pleased that precautions have been taken to ensure safety of life at sea. The sustainability of this highly sensitive environment cannot be compromised” “While the IMO remains the prime regulator for the shipping industry, we appreciate that the EU supports the efforts to implement the Polar Code. We also endorse the actions included in the policy that will concretely improve polar shipping conditions and help overcome the challenges we are confronted with in the area” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:37:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “We do expect polar shipping to grow in volume in the coming years and are indeed pleased that precautions have been taken to ensure safety of life at sea. The sustainability of this highly sensitive environment cannot be compromised,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:14:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “While the IMO remains the prime regulator for the shipping industry, we appreciate that the EU supports the efforts to implement the Polar Code. We also endorse the actions included in the policy that will concretely improve polar shipping conditions and help overcome the challenges we are confronted with in the area,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:14:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven admitted : “We agree that the shipping sector must further reduce its CO2 emissions with a comparable level of ambition as the rest of the world economy to contribute its fair and proportionate share in meeting the Paris’ climate target,” External link

seatrade-global Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:47:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “Paradoxically however, the threat of a European fund or any unilateral EU measure will prevent this,” External link

seatrade-global Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:47:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We hope the unhelpful position of the ENVI Committee can be overturned in this process” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, December 16, 2016 1:57:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “ECSA has deplored throughout the discussions that this proposal does not address some of the market access problems in ports shipowners face. However, now that after 15 years of discussions we finally have a first EU law on ports, we should build on this and see it as a first step towards a genuine motorways of the sea in which ports are key points” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:55:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “However, before a long term solutions on land, such as a stable political situation, job opportunities and social rest are not well established, piracy will remain an attractive business model for criminal networks” External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:13:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “we have to ensure that there is quality fuel available everywhere in the world and that adequate enforcement measures are in place to ensure a global level playing field” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “What is needed is adequate port reception facilities including the development of facilities to cover new types of waste, a reasonable and harmonised fee system and proper enforcement of the directive” External link

marinelink Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:41:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven added : “What is needed is adequate port reception facilities including the development of facilities to cover new types of waste, a reasonable and harmonised fee system and proper enforcement of the directive” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Everybody is experimenting now with new ship types,” External link

politico-eu Monday, November 14, 2016 2:26:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We invite European policy makers and all stakeholders to join industry in seizing the momentum and showing leadership to make the IMO roadmap work” External link

maritimetoday Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We invite European policy makers and all stakeholders to join industry in seizing the momentum and showing leadership to make the IMO roadmap work” External link

marinelink Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:49:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Everybody is experimenting now with new ship types,” External link

politico-eu Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “It is good news that IMO took a decision on the global deadline as shipowners need certainty. Year 2020 is tomorrow however, so we have to speed up work on implementation. In particular, we have to ensure that there is quality fuel available everywhere in the world and that adequate enforcement measures are in place to ensure a global level playing field” External link

maritimetoday Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:45:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “It is good news that IMO took a decision on the global deadline as shipowners need certainty. Year 2020 is tomorrow however, so we have to speed up work on implementation. In particular, we have to ensure that there is quality fuel available everywhere in the world and that adequate enforcement measures are in place to ensure a global level playing field” External link

marinelink Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “These were important achievements the negotiators obtained and bring EU and Canada closer to similar and fairer market conditions – given the EU market is almost completely free, with some very few conditions,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, October 28, 2016 1:31:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “It is unrealistic to believe that the Arctic will be immediately accessible as the sea ice disappears. Firstly, an ice-free Arctic Ocean year-round is false, as sea ice will always re-form during winter and ice properties and coverage will vary greatly within the region. There are also many other challenges that shipowners encounter such as polar darkness, poor charts, lack of critical infrastructure and navigation control systems and low search and rescue capability” “However, we do expect polar shipping to grow in volume in the coming years and are indeed pleased that precautions have been taken to ensure safety of life at sea and the sustainability of these highly sensitive environments is not compromised. The Polar Code of the International Maritime Organisation entering into force on January 2017 is mandatory and uniform regulation which ensures a level playing field. It will boost the level of confidence in the safety and environmental performance of shipping” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:07:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven commented : “The European Border and Coast Guard Agency will provide a missing link in strengthening Europe’s maritime borders. We believe that the increased sharing of coast guard capacities and information will certainly help to identify and respond to any potential security threats and indeed free merchant fleet from the rescue operations,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:19:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : "We believe that shipping obviously must be part of the global solutions to limit the increase in the global temperature as we clearly are also a global contributor to the carbon emissions," External link

shippingwatch-en Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said ( about Commission ) : "We fully agree with the aim of the EU to secure a robust and mandatory global agreement for the collection and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping in the International Maritime Organization as mentioned in the Commission's communication. We also look forward to seeing a proposal to align the EU MRV Regulation with the global system. Finally, we support the Commission in ensuring that IMO timely delivers on the next steps. We believe that a global agreement is both needed and possible," External link

shippingwatch-en Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven says : “This is a worrying trend for shipping, being the vector of international trade. Any burdens to international trade have a direct negative impact on our sector” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, July 8, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Our aim was to give policy and decision makers hands on experience of offshore shipping as well as to develop participants’ appreciation for the operational environment of the sector” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, June 10, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded ( about Commission ) : “Concerning the liability regime for offshore oil and gas operations, we support the Commission’s approach to let the Offshore Safety Directive, that came into force last July, show its effect before assessing the need for harmonising liability regimes at European level” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, June 10, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “Service and offshore support vessels hold maritime certificates, therefore they are included in our scope of interest” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, June 10, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven says ( about The Danish ) : “The use of scrubbers remains an option for some shipowners, but what we have noticed is that a majority of shipowners will probably decide to choose for low-sulphur fuel in first instance,” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven agrees : “airborne means or fixed ‘sniffers’ systems could help to spot potential non-compliance by ships sailing through the ECA zones” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said ( about Commission ) : “Member states and the Commission need to clarify without delay how they intend to apply and harmonise enforcement policies. This, however, cannot be to the detriment of competitiveness. Establishing legal certainty about proper compliance and enforcement together with a fair level playing field between shipping operators and between transport modes are therefore a must” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “We want to ensure that the other yards are following these first movers so that the bar can be raised overall,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “This discussion is something that the European shipowners want to actively participate in and be part in finding solutions to more sustainable economy. We are committed to developing CO2 reductions across the world merchant fleet that are both ambitious and realistic” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, May 27, 2016 9:28:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : “act decisively in order to further regulate CO2 emissions from ships on a global level,” External link

seatrade-global Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven explained : “We firmly believe that deleting any reference to shipping and the progress needed at IMO level is a missed opportunity,” External link

seatrade-global Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven concluded : “An irreversible process leading to lower CO2 emissions from ships has started. Efforts at IMO and EU level can only be bolstered by a clear signal from the highest UN instance on climate change. We sincerely hope that negotiating parties will seriously reconsider and heed our call for shipping to be reintroduced in the final climate agreement,” External link

seatrade-global Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said ( about Commission ) : “The Commission needs to set in place an inclusive procedure which would allow all yards to apply for admission to the list. It would thus provide them with a strong incentive to change and improve their practices, bringing them closer to the HKC quality levels,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, March 20, 2015 9:44:00 PM EAT

Patrick Verhoeven said : ”Europe controls the world’s largest and most innovative fleet of ships,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:59:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary general53.00%EN06/09/201709/06/2017
general33.00%EN06/09/201709/06/2017
chairman2.00%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
secretary general of ecsa8.00%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
secretary-general of ecsa1.00%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
secretary2.00%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
secretary-general1.00%EN05/20/201620/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Patrick VerhoevenEN98.98%
Patrick VerhoevenFR1.02%


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