• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: A training seminar in port management is being held at Abidjan on the Ivory Coast.

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    GV Banner announcing seminar
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    SV Ivory Coast and U.N. flags
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    CU Portrait of President Houphouet-Boigny
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    SV INTERIOR Delegates seated at conference table
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    SV Lecturer with large photograph of San Pedro port
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    SV Delegates applauding
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    SV PULL BACK TO GV EXTERIOR Harbour office where seminar held
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    GV PAN Port of San Pedro
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    GV Delegates boarding tug
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    SV Delegates on board moving tug
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    GV Harbour with small boats
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    SV Officer and delegates on bridge of tug
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    GV Rowing boat at sea
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    SV Tug docks and delegates disembark
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: A training seminar in port management is being held at Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. The course runs over a total of six weeks, ending on the 17th of July.

    SYNOPSIS: This is the eighth seminar on port management, organised by the United Nations Conference on Commerce and Development (C.N.U.C.E.D.) Although President Felix Houphouet-Boigny was not at the official opening, his Marine and Harbour Minister and Interior Minister attended the ceremony.

    This year's course is oriented towards solutions for allowing goods through ports at minimum cost, making the ports 'economic tools' that fit the development policies of their countries. Emphasis is also placed on administration, planning, and exploitation of ports, along with their financial management.

    Training sessions on the programme include displays by equipment firms, on the role of the constructor. The delegates have made a study-visit to the second deep water dock at San Pedro, 450 kilometres (280 miles) west of the capital, Abidjan. Later they will travel to Lagos, Nigeria to further their knowledge of port management at one of the principal docks of Africa. There are two modern container units operating in the port of Lagos.

    The delegates have been told that ports should be equipped with new technology to facilitate a quick turn around, because port charges and storage of goods represents an important part in the cost of transportation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ZJUMQX618KF5GGI4TGFPGDNF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ZJUMQX618KF5GGI4TGFPGDNF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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