apsn APSN NETWORKING FOR STRONGER PORT INDUSTRY AND BETTER COMMUNITY

ABOUT APSN

  • The mission statement of the APSN is "Networking for Stronger Port Industry and Better Community"

    To promote the development of APEC port industry by fostering a more cohesive and cooperative partnership among APEC port and port-related industries;

    To encourage capacity-building and information sharing;

    To encourage enhanced safety, security, efficiency and environmental and social responsibility of ports;

    To ensure the interests and views of APEC port industry are duly presented to the competent authorities of the member economies.

  • ARTICLE 1NAME

    The name of this Organization shall be the APEC Port Services Network, hereinafter referred to as APSN.

    ARTICLE 2STATUS

    APSN is a non-profit self-funded organization consisting of Council members, Advisory Board members and Regular members of the APEC member economies.

    ARTICLE 3MANDATE

    The mandate of the APSN is to promote the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment and enhance supply chain security by strengthening economic cooperation, capacity building, information and personnel exchange among port and port-related industries and services in the Asia Pacific region, so as to achieve the common prosperity of the APEC member economies as a whole.

    ARTICLE 4 RELATIONSHIP WITH TPT-WG

    APSN is responsible to the APEC Transportation Working Group (TPT-WG) to whom it shall report on its work annually or more frequently if required.

    ARTICLE 5SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES

    The mandate of the APSN is achieved by the following activities:
    (a) To hold seminars, forums and workshops to conduct discussions and exchange ideas on issues of common concern relating to the development of port and port-related industries and services;
    (b) To promote mutual understanding among port and port-related industries and services by providing information exchange and technical services through the website and publications of the APSN;
    (c) To strengthen the capacity building of port and port-related industries and services by organizing technical visits and personnel training, etc;
    (d) To encourage trade and investment activities in the Asia Pacific region by holding exhibitions and trade fairs on port and port-related industries and services;
    (e) To provide a platform for APSN members to conduct economic and technical cooperation, exchange management expertise and experience, carry out personnel training, enhance technology transfer and promote trade and investment;
    (f) To promote cross-sectoral cooperation among port and port-related industries and services; and
    (g) To improve the public awareness of the importance of port and port-related industries and services by promoting publicity and organizing meetings and relevant activities, with a view to enhance the overall competitiveness of ports in the Asia Pacific region.

    Article 6MEMBERSHIP

    There are three types of APSN membership: Council members, Advisory Board members, and Regular members.
    "Council member" means a senior representative of the competent authority designated, from time to time, by each APEC member economy.
    "Advisory Board member" means a senior representative from a port or a port related industry who is not a representative of the competent authority designated as the Council Member.
    "Regular member" means any other organizations including public administrations, business corporations, institutions, associations and individuals engaged in port, shipping, logistics, trade, manufacturing and finance sectors of the APEC member economies.

    Article 7APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

    (a) Council members shall be designated by APEC member economies.
    (b) The procedures for the nomination of Advisory Boardmembers are as follows:
    i. Nominations are to be submitted by the Council Member.
    ii. Upon receipt, the Secretary General will review the nomination and circulate it to all Council Members for approval.
    iii. In the absence of comments to the contrary, the nomination will be considered as accepted by the Council.
    c) The procedures for the application for Regular membership shall be in accordance with the following:
    i. The application forms for Regular membership shall be submitted to the Secretary-General of the APSN; and
    ii. After preliminary review and examination of such applications, the Secretary-General shall seek the approval of the Council. Such applications shall be deemed accepted in the absence of written objection by any Council member after a period of time as may be decided by the Council.

    Article 8ENTITLEMENT OF MEMBERS

    All members of the APSN shall be entitled to:
    (a) Participate in all activities organized by the APSN;
    (b) Access all services provided by the APSN;
    (c) Receive all official publications and economic and technical information provided by the APSN, including its audited financial statements;
    (d) Make proposals with respect to activities which the APSN may pursue; and
    (e) Provide advice on the work of the APSN.

    Article 9OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS

    Each member of the APSN shall undertake the following obligations:
    (a) Abide by the APSN Constitution and respect the decisions of the APSN Council;
    (b) Support and actively participate in activities organized by the APSN;
    (c) Designate a point of contact for communications and update the information as appropriate;
    (d) In the case of Regular members, pay the membership dues.

    Article 10NON-PAYMENT OF DUES

    Any Regular member who fails to pay its membership dues in two consecutive years will lose its membership in the APSN.

    Article 11TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

    In the case of serious violations of this Constitution by:
    (a) Regular member, its membership may be terminated by decision of the Council. The notification on such termination should be made to all members in an appropriate manner.
    (b) Advisory Board member, the Secretary-General shall consult with the relevant competent authority prior to formulating his recommendations for consideration and decision by the Council.

    Article 12ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

    The Council is the highest authority of the APSN.
    The functions of the Council shall be:
    (a) To elect a President and a Vice President who shall hold office until the next Council meeting;
    (b) To appoint and terminate the term of the Secretary-General;
    (c) To decide on the policies and objectives of the APSN;
    (d) To approve the annual work programme and report of the Secretary-General;
    (e) To formulate rules of membership and membership dues;
    (f) To formulate other rules and regulations of the APSN;
    (g) To approve the budget and financial arrangement of the APSN;
    (h) To review the expenditures and accounts of the APSN;
    (i) To approve the application and termination of the membership of the APSN;
    (j) To oversee the operation and administration of the Secretariat; and
    (k) To decide on any other important issues of the APSN.

    Article 13COUNCIL MEETINGS

    Council meeting shall be held once a year. Extraordinary meeting shall be convened by the Secretary-General when one-third of the Council members give notice to the Secretary-General that such a meeting is required.
    Article 13bis ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS AND ELECTION OF CHAIR
    The Advisory Board:
    (a) shall elect its Chair to serve for a three-year term.
    (b) shall hold its meetings concurrently with the annual Council Meeting, both in the form of separate sessions for the Advisory Board only, and joint sessions with the Council.
    (c) may hold its meeting concurrently with any extraordinary Council Meeting.

    Article 14QUORUM

    Two-thirds of the Council members shall constitute a quorum for Council meetings.
    Decisions of the Council shall be adopted by a consensus. The Council may review this practice and report to the TPT-WG on its experience with it.

    Article 15SECRETARIAT

    The Secretariat of the APSN shall be located in Beijing, China. The location of the Secretariat may be changed by decision of the Council.

    Article 16SECRETARY-GENERAL

    The Secretariat shall be led by the Secretary-General, assisted by the Deputy Secretary-General.

    Article 17FUNCTIONS OF SECRETARIAT

    The functions of the Secretariat shall be:
    (a) To implement the decisions of the Council;
    (b) To prepare the annual work programme for the approval by the Council, and ensure its implementation;
    (c) To submit to the Council the proposal on membership dues;
    (d) To draft rules and regulations on administrative, personnel and financial affairs as well as work procedures of the APSN;
    (e) To prepare budget, financial statement and work report of the APSN;
    (f) To receive membership application and collect membership dues;
    (g) To organize activities and prepare meetings of the APSN;
    (h) To carry out the operational and administrative tasks of the APSN;
    (i) To maintain minutes, records, documents and files of the APSN; and
    (j) To carry out any other activities as may be instructed by the Council.

    Article 18FUNDING

    The APSN shall be funded from, but not limited to the following sources:
    (a) Membership dues;
    (b) Contributions and donations from the public and private sectors;
    (c) Donations from the member economies;
    (d) Bank interests;
    (e) Any other income derived from the activities and services within the scope of the APSN.

    Article 19RULES ON FINANCE

    Financial rules and regulations shall be established to ensure that the accounts of the APSN are legal, accurate, authentic, complete and audited, and all expenditures are duly authorized and consistent with the mandate of the APSN.

    Article 20RULES OF LAW

    The APSN shall enjoy in the territory of each APEC member economy such legal capacity as is necessary in the exercise of its function for the fulfillment of its purposes.

    Article 21AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION

    Any Council member shall have the right to propose amendments to the Constitution. The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the Council for consideration if it is co-sponsored by not less than three other Council members.

    Article 22ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO CONSITITUTION

    The proposed amendment shall be considered by the Council in accordance with Article 14, and if approved, shall be submitted to the TPT-WG for adoption.

    Article 23ENTRY INTO FORCE

    This Constitution shall take effect on the date of adoption by the TPT-WG.

    Article 24TERMINATION

    The termination of the APSN may be decided upon the approval by more than two-thirds of the Council members. On termination, the Council is responsible for the disposal of assets if there is any.

    NOTE:

    THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE ADVISORY BOARD, AS ATTACHED IN ANNEX 1 AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL AT ITS MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2011, FORM PART OF THIS CONSTITUTION.

    Article 6MEMBERSHIP

    ANNEX1

    Terms of Reference of the APSN Advisory Board

    PURPOSE

    To modify the membership structure for APSN by creating a new body that would advise the APSN Council on its decisions as well as represent the views and concerns of Regular Members.

    BACKGROUND

    At the 3rd Council meeting of APSN in Shanghai, September 2010, the Secretary General submitted a proposal for a new membership structure for the APSN (document APSN/C3/Session1/3). The Council agreed with the creation of a new senior body to be named the APSN Advisory Board.

    OBJECTIVE

    To create a more effective means of engaging key industry leaders within APSN.

    MANDATE

    Mission and role of the Advisory Board:

    o The APSN Advisory Board provides the APSN Council with a direct dialogue with key leaders in the port sector and related services. The Advisory Board represents the views and concerns of Regular Members to the APSN Council. Its main task is to provide policy direction to the APSN Council thus contribute to the overall governance of the APSN.

    Nomination process to be followed by Council Members:

    o Each Economy in the APSN can nominate up to two candidates on the Advisory Board as well as to determine its own administrative arrangements and staff support.
    o Nominations are to be submitted by the Council Member. Upon receipt, the Secretary General will review the nomination and circulate it to all Council Members. In the absence of comments, the nomination will be considered accepted by the Council.
    o The term is for a 3-year engagement to allow for some continuity in this new Advisory Board.
    o The Chair of the APSN Advisory Board is to be elected for a 3-year term by the members of the Advisory Body.
    o Members of the Advisory Body can be re-nominated at the end of their term.

    Criteria for selecting members of the Advisory Board:

    o The two nominated leaders would be senior representatives from a port and port related industry not being a representative of the competent authority designated as the Council Member.
    o The APSN Advisory Board represents a diverse range of the port and port-related sectors and includes small and large enterprises.

    Participation at Council meetings and interaction with Regular Members:

    o The APSN Advisory Board presents recommendations to the APSN Council Members and meets as required with the Regular Members.

    o Members of the APSN Advisory Board:

    (a) Shall participate at the meetings at their own costs, unless an agreement is in place for the nominating economy to cover those costs in whole or in part;
    (b) Shall not be required to pay any membership dues.
    [1] Pursuant to Article 22, this Constitution was amended by APEC Transportation Working Group (TPT-WG-35) at its meeting held on February 21-24, 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Revised on November 4, 2014

    Rule 1

    These rules of procedure shall apply to any meeting of the APEC Port Services Network (APSN) Council, established by the Constitution of the APEC Port Services Network as adopted by the APEC Transportation Working Group on May 18, 2008, and as amended from time to time.

    Rule 2

    Definitions:
    For the purposes of these Rules:
    (a)       “Council” means the APSN Council established under the Constitution of the APEC Port Services Network (APSN Constitution) and whose functions are as prescribed in Article 12 of the APSN Constitution.
    (b)       “Council Members” means senior representatives of the competent authority designated by each APEC member economy as provided by Article 6 of the APSN Constitution.
    (c)       “Regular Members” means the Regular Members of the APSN as defined in Article 6 of the APSN Constitution.
    (d)       “Meeting” means any ordinary or extraordinary meeting of the Council convened in accordance with Article 13 of the APSN Constitution.
    (e)       “Observers” means persons, not being Council or Regular members, or members of their delegations, who are invited by the Secretary-General to attend a Council meeting in accordance with Rule 4.
    (f)       “President” means the President of the APSN Council elected in accordance with Article 12(a) of the APSN Constitution.
    (g)       “Secretariat” means the Secretariat established pursuant to Article 15 of the APSN Constitution whose functions are specified in Article 17 of the APSN Constitution.
    (h)       “Secretary-General” means the Secretary-General appointed by the Council pursuant to Article 16 of the APSN Constitution.
    “Subsidiary bodies” includes committees and working groups.

    Rule 3

    Meetings of the Council:
    1. Ordinary meetings of the Council shall be held annually in accordance with Article 13 of the APSN Constitution.
    2. At each ordinary meeting, the Council shall decide on the date, duration and location of the next ordinary meeting. The Secretary-General shall confirm the arrangements for each ordinary meeting at least two months before the meeting is held.
    3. Extraordinary meetings shall be convened in accordance with Article 13 of the APSN Constitution when one-third of the Council Members give notice to the Secretary-General in writing or by email that such a meeting is required.
    4. In the case of an extraordinary meeting convened in response to notice being given by one-third of the Council Members, it shall be convened not more than ninety days from the date of receipt of the notice from the Council Member whose notice constitutes the number of notices needed to reach the threshold of one-third of the Council Members.
    5. All meetings of the Council shall be open to Regular Members, unless the Council decides, in certain circumstances, to hold its meeting wholly or partially in private.

    Rule 4

    Observers:
    The Secretary-General, in consultation with the President, or the Council, or any of its members, shall invite observers to attend any public meeting of the Council.
    Such observers may, upon invitation of the President, participate in the proceedings of any meeting unless any Council Member raises objection to such invitation.

    Rule 5

    Agenda:
    In consultation with the President, the Secretary-General shall prepare the provisional agenda of each meeting of the Council.

    Rule 6

    The provisional agenda of each ordinary meeting shall include, as appropriate:
    (a) All items arising from the operative articles of the APSN Constitution, in particular Article 5;
    (b) All items, the inclusion of which has been decided at a previous meeting, including items proposed by Regular Members and agreed by the Council;
    (c) All items referred to in rule 12 of the present rules of procedure;
    (d) Any item proposed by a Council Member and received by the Secretariat before the provisional agenda is produced;
    (e) The proposed budget as well as all questions pertaining to the accounts and financial arrangements;
    (f) The Secretariat’s report on the Regular Membership.

    Rule 7

    The provisional agenda, together with supporting documents, for each ordinary meeting shall be distributed by the Secretariat to the Council Members at least four weeks before the opening of the meeting.

    Rule 8

    The Secretary-General shall, in agreement with the President, include any item that is proposed by a Council Member and has been received by the Secretariat after the provisional agenda has been produced, but before the opening of the meeting, in a supplementary provisional agenda.

    Rule 9

    The provisional agenda for an extraordinary meeting shall consist only of those items proposed for consideration in the request for the holding of the extraordinary meeting. It shall be distributed to the Council Members at the same time as the invitation to the extraordinary meeting.

    Rule 11

    The Secretariat shall report to the Council on the administrative and financial implications of all substantive agenda items submitted to the meeting, before they are considered by it. Unless the Council decides otherwise, no such item shall be considered until at least forty-eight hours after the Council has received the Secretariat's report on the administrative and financial implications.

    Rule 12

    Any item of the agenda of an ordinary meeting, consideration of which has not been completed at the meeting, shall be included automatically in the agenda of the next ordinary meeting, unless otherwise decided by the Council.

    Rule 13

    Representation and attendance:
    Each Council Member and Regular Members shall transmit to the Secretary-General the registration forms (see Annex I and II) to an upcoming ordinary or extraordinary meeting at least three weeks before the opening of such meeting. The registration form of the Council Member shall include the names and other particulars of any advisers or experts included in the delegation of the Council Member.

    Rule 14

    Each Council Member shall designate an alternate representative who will attend an ordinary or extraordinary meeting of the Council when the Council Member is unable to attend it. The Council Member shall transmit a registration of the alternate representative, to the Secretary-General as soon as practicable in advance of the meeting. Without such registration, any participant purporting to act on behalf of the absent Council Member shall not be allowed to participate in the proceedings of the meeting.

    Rule 15

    The President may invite an adviser or expert of the Council Member delegation to speak on any particular point.

    Rule 16

    Election of President and Vice-President:
    The Council shall at each ordinary meeting elect a President and Vice-President from among the Council Members.

    Rule 17

    At the opening of each ordinary meeting of the Council, the Council Member representing the delegation from which the President of the previous ordinary meeting was elected shall preside until the Council has elected a President for the current ordinary meeting.

    Rule 18

    If the President is absent from a meeting, or any part thereof, or for any reason, is unable to carry out his/her duties, the Vice-President shall act as President.

    Rule 19

    The President, or Vice-President acting as President, shall not take part in any decision of the Council but may designate an alternate representative to act as the Council Member of his or her delegation.

    Rule 20

    Secretariat:
    The Secretariat shall prepare a Record of Decisions of each meeting of the Council which shall be presented and agreed upon by the Council before the close of its meeting. This Rule shall also apply to any decisions taken at conferences, seminars, workshops and other meetings held under the auspices of the APSN.

    Rule 21

    It shall be the duty of the Secretariat to receive and circulate to Council Members and Regular Members all official reports and other documents of the Council and its subsidiary bodies.

    Rule 22

    Subsidiary Bodies:
    The Council may establish temporary and permanent subsidiary bodies, as it considers necessary. Such bodies shall follow the present Rules of Procedure so far as they are applicable, unless the Council decides otherwise.

    Rule 23

    Conduct of Meetings:
    Two thirds of the Council Members shall constitute a quorum for Council meetings.

    Rule 24

    In addition to exercising the responsibility assigned to him/her by these Rules, the President shall declare the opening and the closing of the session of the Council session and, subject to the Council’s wishes, he or she shall determine the hours of meetings and may adjourn meetings. The President shall direct the discussion and ensure observance of these Rules, accord the right to speak, put questions to the Council and announce decisions.

    Rule 25

    The meetings of the Council shall be arranged in a format as set out in Annex III. During discussions, both Council and Regular Members can request to speak on any items on the agenda. The Council may on the proposal of the President limit the time to be allowed to each speaker on any particular subject under discussion.

    Rule 26

    During the discussions of any matter a Council Member may rise to a point of order and the point of order shall be decided immediately by the President, in accordance with these Rules of Procedure. A representative of a Council Member may appeal against the ruling of the President. The appeal shall be put to the Council for decision.
    A representative rising to a point of order may not speak on the substance of the matter under discussion.

    Rule 27

    Decisions of the Council:
    The decision-making process is the prerogative of the Council Members who, pursuant to Article 14 of the APSN Constitution, shall adopt decisions of the Council and of its subsidiary bodies, and their reports, resolutions and recommendations, by a consensus.

    Rule 28

    Language(s):
    English shall be the official and working language of the APSN Council and its subsidiary bodies but, if desired, any other language may be used by Council Members or other participants provided that they will have arranged for simultaneous interpretation. All official publications and communications of the APSN Council shall be in English.

    Rule 29

    Financial Procedures:
    In accordance with Article 19 of the APSN Constitution, the Council shall adopt such financial rules and regulations necessary to ensure that the accounts of the APSN are legal, accurate, authentic, complete and audited, and all expenditures are duly authorized and consistent with the mandate of the APSN.

    Rule 30

    Amendments to Rules of Procedure:
    These Rules of Procedure may be amended by a decision of the Council.

    Rule 31

    Paramountcy of the APSN Constitution:
    In the event of any conflict between any provision of these Rules and any provision of the APSN Constitution, the Constitution shall be considered paramount.

    Annex

    APSN Financial Rules and Regulations

    Article 1 Funding of the APSN

    In line with the APSN Constitution, the APSN shall be funded from, but not limited to the following sources:
    (a) Membership dues;
    (b) Contributions and donations from the public and private sectors;
    (c) Donations from the member economies;
    (d) Bank interests;
    (e) Any other income derived from the activities and services within the scope of the APSN.

    Article 2 Budgeting Control

    The APSN shall introduce budgeting into its financial management system. The Secretariat shall make a budget for each financial year, starting from January 1 of this year to the December 31(Calendar Year). The Secretariat is also responsible for the implementation of the annual budget.
    The procedures for the endorsement for the annual budget shall be in accordance with the following principles:

    A. Preparation and Approval for the Annual Budget

    In the process of preparing and approving for the annual budget, the following rules shall be followed:
    a) The annual budget shall be submitted to the Secretary-General of the APSN for preliminary review;
    b) After preliminary review and examination of the budget, the Secretary-General shall seek the approval of the APSN Council. At each Council meeting, the Secretary-General shall submit the final financial statement of the previous year and the Budget for the coming year for consideration and approval of the Council.
    In the event that the Council cannot meet or decide on the Budget, the Secretary General will circulate the proposed budget to the Council intersesionlly.

    B. Implementation of the Annual Budget

    In the process of implementing the annual budget, the following rules shall be followed:
    a) In the case of any expenses within the budget, the Secretariat shall seek the Secretary-General’s signature and approval.
    b) In the case of any expenses over the budget or not included in the budget, including exceeding the total budget and moving funds between budget items:
    · Should the change of the budget is within 10% of the total budget, the Secretary-General of APSN shall be entitled to move the budget categories and approve any new budget items.
    · Should the changes of the budget is exceeding 10% but within 30% of the total budget, the President of the APSN Council shall be entitled to move the budget categories and approve any new budget items.
    · ​Should the changes exceed 30% of the total budget, approval shall be sought from the Council intersessionally.
    c) The budget implementation shall be subject to any relevant laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, where the Secretariat is based.

    Article 3 Annual Reporting and Audit

    By the end of each financial year, the Secretariat shall prepare a report on the final accounting of revenue and expenditure, which shall be independently audited.
    The Report along with an expense account table shall be submitted to the APSN Council at its annual meeting for review and approval.

    Article 4 Enter into Force

    This Rules and Regulations shall take effect on the date of adoption by the APSN Council.

  • The Secretariat of APSN currently consists of Secretary-General and 3 full-time staff based at the headquarters of the Organization in Beijing, China.

    The Secretary-General of the Organization is Mr. Fei Weijun (China). The Secretariat carries out its work pursuant to the duties and responsibilities prescribed in the APSN Constitution.

    Contact Details:

    APSN Secretariat

    Ms. MA Yanyan

    E-mail: ma.yanyan@apecpsn.org

    Ms. Sun Ting

    E-mail: sun.ting@apecpsn.org

    Address: No. 8, Xitucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100088, China

    Tel: (8610) 6529 0569

    Fax: (8610) 6529 0554

    Website: www.apecpsn.org

  • Canada

    Ms. Wendy Zatylny

    Executive Director

    Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA)

    China

    Mr. Zhang Baochen

    President

    Waterborne Transportation Institute

    Ministry of Transport of China

    Mr. Chen Guorong

    Vice President

    Ningbo Port Co. Ltd.

    Hong Kong, China

    Mr. Sean A. KELLY

    Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

    Modern Terminals Limited

    Korea

    Mr. Sung-gwi KIM

    President
    Korea Maritime Institute (KMI)

    The Philippines

    Mr. Christian Gonzalez

    Asia Region Head, Vice President for Operations, General Manager

    Manila International Container Terminal

    Mr. Sean James L. PEREZ

    Vice-President
    Commercial, Marketing and Business Development

    Asian Terminals Inc.

    Malaysia

    Capt K. Subramaniam

    Assistant General Manager (Regulatory & Operations)

    Port Klang Authority

    Papua New Guinea

    Mr. Stanley Alphonse

    Chief Executive Officer

    PNG Ports Corporation Limited, PNG

    Singapore

    Mr. Ooi Boon Hoe

    CEO, Jurong Port Private Limited

    Singapore

    Chinese Taipei

    Dr. Chih-cheng Li

    Research Commissioner

    Taiwan International Ports Corporation

    Thailand

    Mr. Suwit Ratanachinda

    Chartered President and Director

    Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA)

    The United States of America

    Mr. Tay Yoshitani

    Chief Executive Officer

    Port of Seattle

    U.S. West Coast Collaboration

    Vietnam

    Mr. Tran Khanh Hoang

    Deputy Director General

    Sai Gon New Port Holding Company

    Mr. Truong Van Thai

    Deputy Director General

    Hai Phong Port

    Corporate Members:

    Australia

    GHD Meyrick

    Port of Brisbane Corporation

    Ports Australia

    Canada

    Association of Canadian Port Authorities, Canada

    China

    Ningbo Traffic Bureau (Ningbo Port Administration Bureau)

    Jiangsu Provincial Port Authority

    Port of Dalian Authority

    Tianjin Municipal Commission of Communications

    Qingdao Port & Shipping Administration Bureau

    Yantai Port & Navigation Administration

    Port Administration of Lianyungang

    Zhejiang Provincial Harbor and Shipping Management Bureau

    Fujian Province Ports and Shipping Administration Bureau

    Fuzhou Port Authority

    Zhanjiang Municipal Port Authority

    Bureau of Communications of Shenzhen Municipality

    Guangxi Communications Department

    Hainan Provincial Department of Transport

    Hainan Port &Shipping Administration Bureau

    Waterways Transport Administration Communications Department of Hubei Province

    Chongqing Port &Navigation Administrative Bureau

    Anhui Provincial Communications Department

    Anhui Province Wuhu Port Navigation Administrative Bureau

    Anqing Municipal Port Administration Bureau

    Chizhou Port Administrative Bureau

    Tongling Port Administration Bureau

    Ma’anshan Port Administration Bureau

    Ningbo Port Group Ltd.

    Yingkou Port Group Corp.

    Dalian Port Corporation Limited

    Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd.

    Qinhuangdao Port Group Co., Ltd.

    Tangshan Port Group Co., Ltd.

    Qingdao Port (Group) Co., Ltd.

    Yantai Port Group Co., Ltd.

    Lianyungang Port Group Company Limited

    Nanjing Port Group Co.

    Nantong Port Group Co., Ltd.

    China Shipping Terminal Development Co., Ltd.

    Wenzhou Port Group

    Fuzhou Port Group Co., Ltd.

    Xiamen Port Holding Group Co.

    Zhanjiang Port (Group) Co., Ltd.

    Guangzhou Port Group Co., Ltd.

    Yantian International Container Terminals Limited

    Shenzhen Dachan Bay Port Investment & Development Co., Ltd.

    Wuhan Port Group Co., Ltd.

    Jiangxi International Container Terminal Co., Ltd.

    Tongling Port (Group) Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd.

    Ningbo Marine Group Company Limited

    China National Foreign Trade Transportation (Group) Corporation

    COSCO International Freight Co., Ltd.

    Hebei Ocean Shipping Co., Ltd.

    Changsha Jiean Shipping Co., Ltd. of Hunan Province

    Hunan Xiangping High-speed Navigation Co., Ltd.

    CSC RoRo Logistics Company Limited

    COSCO South-China International Freight Co., Ltd.

    China Shipping Container Lines Shenzhen Co., Ltd.

    Waterborne Transportation Institute, Ministry of Communications

    China Academy of Transportation Sciences

    China Maritime Pilots’ Association

    China Ports & Harbours Association

    Shanghai Maritime University

    Ningbo Logistics Planning & Research Institute

    China Ocean Shipping Tally Company

    China United Tally Co., Ltd.

    Ningbo Electronic Port Logistics Information Co., Ltd.

    Patent International Logistics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Tempus Logistics Holdings Limited

    Shenzhen Senbang Int’l Freight Co., Ltd.

    Jiangsu Investment in the Harbour Co., Ltd.

    Huidong Meixin Plastic Lumber Products Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

    Guangdong Provincial Ports and Shipping Administrative Bureau

    Hong Kong, China

    China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited

    Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators Association

    Hong Kong Logistics Management Staff Association

    The Hong Kong Shipowners Association

    Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association

    The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council

    South China Towing Company Limited

    Hong Kong Pilots Association Limited

    Hong Kong Salvage and Towage (A Division of Hong Kong United Dockyards Ltd)

    Korea

    Korean Maritime Institute (KMI)

    Papua New Guinea

    PNG Ports Corporation Limited

    Singapore

    Jurong Port Pte Ltd

    Thailand

    TIPS Co., Ltd. (Terminal No.B4)

    Full Well Freight (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

    Thai National Shippers' Council

    JWD Infologistics Co., Ltd.

    Siam-I Logistics Ltd.

    Unique Translink Company Limited

    Laemchabang Imex Co., Ltd.

    The Philippines

    Port Users Confederation, INC.

    Individual Members:

    China

    Mr. Li Qiutang, Manager, Research Center of Tianjin Port and Shipping

    Chinese Taipei

    Mr. James Su, Institute for information industry

    Hong Kong, China

    Mr. Stephen IP, Institute of Transport Administration

    Mr. Michel Derrouazi, Marine Technologies Ltd.

    Mr. Yee-Chun NG, Port Operation Committee

    Japan

    Dr. Hiroyuki Kosaka, Researcher, National Maritime Research Institute

    Malaysia

    Mr. Mohd. Faiz Hakim B. Hj. Husain, Head, Corporate Planning & Strategy, NCB Holdings Bhd

    Mrs. Rismahaslily Idris, Manager, Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Office of Strategic Initiatives Management, Northport (Malaysia) Berhad.

    Mr. Rohaizad Mohd Yusof, Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Office of Strategic Initiatives Management, Northport (Malaysia) Berhad

    Singapore

    Mr. Shao Weilam, Research Fellow, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore

    Thailand

    Mr. Wirittapon Kong-Um, Siam I-Logistic Ltd.

    Dr. Tuanjai Somboonwiwa, Assistant Professor, Production Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

    Mr. Brian Riches, Deputy Director (Transport), Economic Development Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

    The Philippines

    Mr. Roberto Acosta Umali, Magsaysay Transport and Logistics Group

    Mr. Rommel A. Ibuna, General Manager, Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc.

    Mr. Benjamin C. Bnol, President, Oroport Cargo Handling Services, Inc.

    Mr. Edgardo Q. Abesamis, Executive President, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

    Mr. Abraham V. Tablizo, the Phillippines

  • The APSN Membership consists of the following three types:

    Council member

    Council members are senior representatives of the competent authorities designated by APEC member economies. Up to now, the APSN has 17 Council members of Australia; Canada; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; the Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States of America and Vietnam.

    Advisory Board member

    Advisory Board member is a senior representative from a port or a port related industry who is not a representative of the competent authority designated as the Council member.

    Regular member

    Currently, more than100 organizations and individuals have been accepted as Regular members. Regular members would be any interested organization or individual engaged in port and port-related industries of the APEC member economies
    Any organization including public administrations, private sectors, institutions associations and individuals engaged in port, shipping, logistics, trade, finance and other port-related industries are welcome to join the APSN.

  • What is APEC Port Services Network?

    APEC Port Services Network (APSN) is a non-profit organization newborn on 18 May 2008 in response to the directive of the 14th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. Currently, APSN has 16 Council members, who are senior representatives of competent authority designated by APEC member economies, and 100-plus Regular members of public administrations, private sectors and individuals from port, shipping, logistics, trade, finance, and other port-related industries.

    The APSN is a premier platform for communication and collaboration among port and port-related industries in the Asia-Pacific region through information sharing, capacity building and technical cooperation, etc. The APSN also creates a unique channel for dialogues between industries and competent authorities on various issues of common interests, by which the views of the industries would be well presented.

    How many types of APSN Members are there?

    The APSN Membership consists of the following two types:

    Council members

    Council Members are senior representatives of the competent authorities designated by APEC member economies. Currently, there are 17 member economies that form the APSN Council, including Australia; Canada; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States of America and Vietnam.

    Regular members

    Currently, more than 100 organizations and individuals have been accepted as Regular Members. Regular Members would be any interested organization or individual engaged in port and port-related industries of the APEC member economies, which are open but not limited to the following:

    Port authorities and corporations;
    Terminal operators and owners;
    Shipping lines;
    Shipping agents;
    Stevedoring companies;
    Logistics companies and freight forwarders;
    Rail companies;
    Other port services companies.

    How can APSN Members benefit from APSN?

    APSN Members will find their involvement in the APSN beneficial and rewarding by:

    • participating in all meetings and training programmes organized by the APSN;

    • enjoying free access to all services provided by the APSN;

    • receiving all official publications, economic and technical information prepared by the APSN;

    • having face-to-face dialogues with competent authorities of the APEC member economies;

    • making proposals to the APSN on any subject related to the development of port and port-related industries;

    If you are seeking a pivotal regional platform through which to facilitate cooperation, communication, and capacity building of port and port-related industries in dialogue with senior representatives of APEC economies, you need not look any further than the APSN.

    What is the scope of Activities of the APSN?

    Broadly speaking, the APSN's mandate is achieved by the following activities:

    • To hold seminar, forums and workshops to conduct discussions and exchange ideas on issues of common concern relating to the development of port and port-related industries;

    • To promote mutual understanding among port and port-related industries by providing information exchange and technical services through the website and publications of the APSN;

    • To strengthen the capacity building of port and port-related industries by organizing technical visits and personnel training, etc;

    • To encourage trade and investment activities in the Asia-Pacific region by holding exhibitions and trade fairs on port and port-related industries;

    • To provide a platform for APSN members to conduct economic and technical cooperation, exchange management expertise and experience, carry out personnel training, enhance technology transfer and promote trade and investment;

    • To promote cross-sectoral cooperation among port and port-related industries; and

    • To improve the public awareness of the importance of port and port-related industries and services by promoting publicity and organizing meetings and relevant activities, with a view to enhance the overall competiveness of ports in Asia-Pacific region.

    How to become an APSN Regular Member?

    Any organization including public administrations, private sectors, institutions associations and individuals engaged in port, shipping, logistics, trade, finance and other port-related industries are welcome to join the APSN.

    The application procedure is as follows:

    Notes:
    1. Please download the application form for orgniazation here, and the application form for individual here.
    2. Please submit your completed application form to the APSN Secretariat either by fax to 86 10 65290569  or email to info@apecpsn.org.
    3. Regular members do not need to pay the membership dues until 31 December, 2014.

    What is the Relationship between the APSN and the APEC?

    APEC is the parent body of the APSN. The initiative to establish the APSN was endorsed by the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, and the APSN constitution was adopted by the APEC TPT-WG. The APSN is responsible to the APEC TPT-WG to whom it shall report on its work annually or more frequently if required.

APSN WORKSHOP AND

COUNCIL MEETING

The seminars, forums and workshops shall be held once a year to conduct discussions and exchange ideas on issues of common concern relating to the development of port and port-related industries and services. Council meeting shall be held once a year.

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GPAS

The GPAS program is an integral part of the APSN’s ongoing efforts to promote green growth of the APEC port industry. The GPAS program will provide a framework for port authorities and/or port corporations in the APEC region to apply for a green port awar

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