NETWORKING FOR STRONGER PORT INDUSTRY AND BETTER COMMUNITY
Congratulatory Letters by Mr. Zhang Dejiang, then Prime Minister of China
Programme of Inauguration Conference
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of APSN Inauguration
Media Report on APSN Establishment
Media Report on the Establishment of the APSN
The APEC Port Service Network Council was held in Ningbo, China from 3 to 4 November 2008.Council Members from Australia; Canada; China; Hong Kong, China; Japan; the Republic of Korea; Peru; the Philippines; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States of America and Vietnam attended the meeting.
Mr. Jerry Rysanek (Canada) was elected unanimously as the President of APSN Council. SUB LT. Viroj Chongchansittho R. T. N. (Thailand) was elected unanimously as the Vice-President of the APSN Council. Mr.Zhang Xiaojie (China) was appointed by the Council as the Secretary-General of the APSN.
The Rules of Procedure and strategic Direction and long-term Action Plan was adopted by the Council.
The mission statement was agreed by the Council:
“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.
We recognized the importance of improved mobility and economic prosperity through the development of safer, more secure and efficient transportation systems. We noted the work of the Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) and welcomed the inauguration of the APEC Port Services Network (APSN).
-------The 20th APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting
19-20 November in Lima, Peru