• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Victor Shieh

International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)

Communications Director

Victor Shieh is IAPH’s Communications Director, having commenced work for IAPH as Communications Partner for its World Ports Sustainability Program which launched in 2018.

Victor has been involved in the maritime and logistics industry since he graduated in BCom from The University of Birmingham, beginning his career as a management trainee of the National Freight Consortium in the UK before leaving for Spain. There he commercially managed an enterprise serving Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American ports and logistics operations with real-time radio data solutions. He then moved to Belgium in 1998 where he was European Business Unit Manager for voice-based data solutions for distribution centers. 

He then entered the maritime world as Global PR and Communications Executive of Safmarine Container Lines, a Maersk subsidiary with roots in Africa. Following ten years in the role, Victor set up his own communications agency, advising shipowners, offshore companies, ports, terminal operators, supply chain logistics companies, and forwarders on all aspects of corporate communications.

Sessions With Victor Shieh

Tuesday, 31 October

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (GST) / 31/oct/2023 10:30 am - 31/oct/2023 11:00 am

    Integrating a Sustainable Safety Culture in Ports

    The integration of a truly embedded safety culture in a port organization is a continuous effort in an environment where complex ship-shore interactions demand safety awareness by all stakeholders. In this session delegates will get a grasp on how to bring structure to that integration, with an IAPH Sustainability Awards winner as a case study.

Wednesday, 1 November

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (GST) / 01/nov/2023 10:00 am - 01/nov/2023 10:30 am

    Using Aggregate Port Data to Forecast Better - The IAPH World Ports Tracker

    The IAPH World Ports Tracker is the successor the WPSP -IAPH COVID19 Port Economic Barometer and has a wealth of historic data accumulated since its launch at last year's IAPH World Ports Conference. In this session you will hear from it's co author and from UNCTAD on how the Tracker can be used to forecast future regional and shipping sector trends at your port, whether its container, bulk, liquid bulk/gas, general cargo or cruise.