The 3rd learning session on port safety and security took place from Monday 16th to Friday 20th September 2019 and was given by the Institut Portuaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER) within the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime (ENSM) of Le Havre in France. The training allowed 10 port safety officers to follow lessons on cyber security in the maritime environment, the role of maritime affairs, customs, to visit the port of Le Havre including the port security service and the cruise terminal, and finally to present to all participants their presentation regarding the implementation of the action plan to improve safety within their own port.
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the contract between PAIOI and INCHCAPE Shipping Services Mauritius Ltd, to conduct the pre-feasibility study for the development of the cruise in the Indian ocean islands, was signed in Seychelles at the Botanical House, in the office of the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley, also President of the Vanilla Islands Association.
This is a great moment for PAIOI, which has been working on this project for several years, in partnership with the Vanilla Islands Association. This study, financed by 85% European funding (ERDF) and 15% by the French Development Agency, will be conducted over 7 months, in 3 phases, and will provide a market diagnosis of the cruise in the Indian ocean, and evaluate the existing infrastructure within the ports.
The PAIOI Women's Wing is organizing a seminar on Thursday, July 4, 2019 on the theme: "Creating opportunities for women in the maritime and port sector" at the Caudan Arts Centre, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius.
This event is an opportunity to bring together 300 delegates, including female students, to introduce them to the various jobs in the maritime and port sector, and the opportunities they may encounter in this industry. The program is as follows:
- Welcome address by Mrs. Nazeema Seelarbokus, President of the PAIOI Women's Wing
- Speech by Mr Ramalingum Maistry, President of PAIOI
- Speech by the Honorable Madam Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands, Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare
On Monday, June 17, 2019, a first training session on port security and safety began at the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) new Training Center for a week. This training is for 12 port employees from Mauritius, Reunion Island, Seychelles, Mayotte, Comoros (Moroni), and Madagascar (Toamasina), and is provided by three experts from the Harbor Institute of Teaching and Research of Le Havre (IPER). The dual purpose of this project is to enable port staff to upgrade their skills in ISPS standards to improve security systems within ports, as well as to create a true community of Indian ocean ports in order to increase their visibility on the international maritime scene. This first session is preceded by an audit week of all ports, from 10 to 14 June 2019, by the trainers of the IPER. The training will have a total of three major sessions, including one at a distance, and should be completed by October 2019.
On January 24th, 2019, the women's wing lauching of Indian ocean ports took place at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hôtel, Port Louis, Mauritius. This event enabled six women managers from three port authorities to share ideas for improvements to be made to make this sector more widely known to women, and to facilitate their access to positions of responsibility.
The President and the Secretary of the PAIOI, Mr Maistry and Dawoodarry participated at the AIVP Days the 7, 8, and 9 november 2018 at Le port, Reunion Island. This event gathered professionals from city and port fields. Mr Maistry's presentation was about "Human capital protection, how and why ?" and Mr Dawoodarry's presentation focused on "Transforming Mauritius into a blue economy".
The President, Mr. Ramalingum Maistry, will attend the 11th Indian Ocean Islands Economic Forum, to be held on the 26th, 27th and 28th September in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The event, organised jointly by the Union of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Indian Ocean (UCCIOI) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), aims at developing business ties in the region and to convene the major operators from all sectors of this economic zone. The President will participate in a High Level discussion panel on Logistics and business development in the Indian Ocean, which will gather major stakeholders such as the Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission, Mr. Hamada Madi Bolero, the President of UCCIOI, Mr. Pascal Plante, the President of Région Réunion Mr. Didier Robert, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Regional Integration of Mauritius, Mr. Vishnu Lutchmeeranaidoo, and others.
For more information on the event log on to: https://forumeco-oi.com/