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MESP @ MEDPORT capitalization events

MESP Lebanese partners partecipated in November 2015 to two capitalization events organized by the ENPI CBCMED financed project MEDPORTS, which OEPT is partner of.

The project “Strategic Mediterranean ports Sustainability and Efficiency in intermodal synchronization” MEDPORTS aims to respond to the priorities of the ENPI program and to the ENPI needs to strengthen participatory approaches and to raise the awareness among authority port stakeholders, on the opportunities deriving from the adoption of existing and innovative synchronization models for logistics and identification of goods.MEDPORTS is co-financed by the multilateral cross border cooperation “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme” as part of the new European Neighborhood policy and of its financing instrument ENPI. MEDPORTS will contribute to reduce residence time of goods in ports, efficient use of resources, and system identification of goods and development of standard procedures to process goods at different ports in the Mediterranean region.

 

On November 4th,2015 the national MEDPORTS Capitalization event was organized by two of the project’s partners, the Business Incubation Association in Tripoli (BIAT) and the Office d’Exploitation de Port de Tripoli (OEPT). Attended the event held in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture in Tripoli – BIAT building, MESP members Prof. Walid Kamali, Eng. Abdelrahman Hajar and PCA Yara El Moghrabi. Local shipping agencies and stakeholders in maritime transport and MUT Maritime students participated to the event.

The event started with welcome speeches by the president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture in the North, the manager of Tripoli Port and the director of BIAT. The role of MEDPORTS and ENPI projects in general in development of the city of Tripoli and port of Tripoli was highlighted. Following, the head of technical dpt. at OEPT Eng. Abdelrahman Hajar presented a “general overview of MEDPORTS project as a tool for optimizing goods and movement, minimizing the permanence to goods in the Mediterranean Basin Ports and providing a higher level of service”. Mr. Hamze Obeid of BIAT, presented the “technological proposal and feasibility study: main results and identified best practices”.

 

On November 11th,2015 the International Capitalization for MEDPORTS event was organized by the Business Incubation Association in Tripoli (BIAT) and the Office d’Exploitation de Port de Tripoli (OEPT), in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture in the North in Business Incubation Association in Tripoli – BIAT building. Participated to the event, the head of Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture in the North Mr. Toufic Dabboussy, the director of OEPT Dr. Ahmad Tamer, Director of Business Incubation Association in Tripoli BIAT Mr. Fawaz Hamdi, MEDPORTS partners of Al-Balq’a University in Jordan, local shipping agencies and stakeholders in maritime transport, representative of municipality of Tripoli and Union of El Fayhaa municipalities, MESP members, OEPT staff, Maritime Students of FEIT at MUT as well as other local personalities.

The event started with welcome speeches by the president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture in the North, the manager of Tripoli Port and the director of BIAT. Following, Prof. Amin Robaidi presented “Available technological systems to develop ports”. Then, Eng. Hajar presented “general overview of MEDPORTS project as a tool for optimizing goods and movement, minimizing the permanence to goods in the Mediterranean Basin Ports and providing a higher level of service”. Dr. Jaime Beltran presented hence “Towards the port of the future and was followed by Mr. Hamze Obeid presenting “technological proposal and feasibility study: main results and identified best practices”. A short movie on MEDPORTS entitled “this is the story of MEDPORTS” closed the event.