The 45th Pacific Maritime Transport Alliance Conference will commence today in Honiara, gathering representatives from numerous ports and maritime organizations across the Pacific region. PMTA today commenced its meeting with the Annual General Meeting for Executive Members.
The primary objective of the conference is to foster regional cooperation, friendship, and understanding among member ports and port users. Additionally, the event focuses on promoting measures to enhance efficiency, safety, and the harmonious development of ports.
Under the theme of ‘Climate Change – Sustainability and Resilience of Pacific Ports,’ this year’s conference addresses the growing concerns over climate change and its significant impact on the environment. The theme underscores the critical importance of developing sustainable and resilient port infrastructure in the Pacific region.
During the conference, participants will engage in comprehensive discussions, exploring strategies and initiatives to tackle the challenges posed by climate change. Their collective aim is to ensure the long-term viability of Pacific ports in the face of environmental changes.
With rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and other climate-related risks threatening coastal areas, the conference serves as a platform to exchange knowledge, expertise, and best practices. By sharing experiences and ideas, the conference strives to inspire innovative solutions that will enable the Pacific maritime industry to adapt and thrive sustainably.
The conference commences today 11 July and will end on Wednesday 13 July 2023.