Victor Shieh

International Association of Ports and Harbors

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

Wednesday, 23 June

  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CET) / 23/jun/2021 11:00 am - 23/jun/2021 11:30 am

    Risk and Resilience

    Artificial Intelligence Enabling Resilient, Efficient and Green Supply Chains


    The first ports are looking at "synchromodal planning" to develop and test Artificial Intelligence-driven logistic software solutions, new transport technologies, and supporting methodologies in order to increase the efficiency of global supply chains and reduce their environmental impact. Get an overview into ePIcenter, an EU-funded global project being undertaken by 36 partners including ports that applies AI and other technologies to ensure supply chains are greener and are capable of adapting to disruptive events.

Thursday, 24 June

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (CET) / 24/jun/2021 09:00 am - 24/jun/2021 09:45 am


    IAPH Regional: Africa. The Impact of Increasing Vessel Sizes on African Ports


    The industry has experienced a transformation as increasing vessel sizes on the main East-West trades between Asia-Europe and on the Transpacific, leading to large and ultra-large container ships cascading down to African trade routes. What impact has this had on African ports and how have they adapted to this new reality? What does this mean for "hub and spoke" port calls and deep water port development?

  • 05:15pm - 05:50pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 03:15 pm - 24/jun/2021 03:50 pm


    World Ports Sustainability Awards


    IAPH is proud to announce the finalists and winners of the third edition of its World Ports Sustainability Awards. With 64 submissions on a long list whittled down to three finalists in seven categories, sit back and enjoy the journey with presenter Francesca Vanthielen around some of the world's most innovative and exciting sustainability projects happening in ports today !