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The 4th APEC Green Port Development Forum
Jointly Building Green Ports to Lead and Drive Sustainable Development
June 4-5, 2024 Qingdao, China

Jun 13, 2024

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The 4th APEC Green Port Development Forum, hosted by the APEC Port Services Network (APSN) and co-hosted by the Shandong Port Group (SPG), was held successfully on June 4 to 5, 2024 in Qingdao, China. The Forum, centered on the theme of “Jointly Building Green Ports to Lead and Drive Sustainable Development”, aimed to promote sustainable development in the port industry, encourage the application of green energy-saving technologies and clean energy in the industry, and enhance international port cooperation and exchanges.

About 150 participants from 10 APEC member economies attended the Forum. A total number of 34 speakers spoke at the Forum, which include senior officials from APEC port authorities, industry leaders of major port and shipping companies, senior officials and experts from international organizations.

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The Forum consisted of Opening Session, Keynote Session 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Green Port and Shipping Development, Keynote Session 2: Application of Clean Energy in Port and Shipping Industry, Panel Session: Port and Shipping Energy Transformation, Keynote Session 3: Green Port Practice Sharing. Speakers and panelists exchanged views on the sustainable development issues prioritized by the APEC port and shipping sectors and other emerging issues of keen interest to the port industry and related stakeholders.

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The Opening Session was moderated by Dr. Li Qing, Secretary-General of APSN. Ms. Sonya Read, President of the APSN Council, declared the Forum open. Both the President and the Secretary-General of APSN expressed sincere gratitude to China and Shandong Port Group for co-hosting the Forum, and welcomed all speakers and participants to the Forum and thanked all speakers for sharing their knowledge and expertise with all participants.

Speakers for the Opening Session included (in program order):

Ms. Sonya Read, President of APSN

Mr. Chen Xingsen, Director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport of China

Mr. Huo Gaoyuan, Chairman of Shandong Port Group, China

The Keynote Session 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Green Port and Shipping Development was moderated by Mr. Li Fengli, General Manager, Shandong Port Group Co., Ltd.. Speakers for Keynote Session 1 included (in program order):

Mr. Ren Weimin, Director of the Transport Division, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Mr. Zhu Zhenyu, Deputy Director General, Water Transport Bureau, Ministry of Transport, China

Mr. Zhang Baochen, Senior Vice President, International Association of Institutes of Navigation

Capt. Mohamad Halim Ahmed, Director General of Marine, Malaysia Marine Department

Mr. Zheng Huaiyu, Deputy Director, Global Sustainable Transport Innovation and Knowledge Center, China

Ms. Chong Lee Fee, Regional Director (China), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

Mr. Edward Liu, the principal representative, International Chamber of Shipping (China) Liaison Office

Ms. Zhao Xi, Senior Transport Specialist, the World Bank

The Keynote Session 2: Application of Clean Energy in Port and Shipping Industry was moderated by Mr. Jiravich Klomperee, Second Vice President of the APSN Council. Speakers for Keynote Session 2 included (in program order):

Mr. Wu Yuzhen, Executive Vice General Manager, Qingdao Port of Shandong Port Group, China

Mr. Karim Fahssis, Head of Decarbonization Team, Maersk

Mr. Ren Xiaobo, Board Director and Deputy General Manager, Ningbo Zhoushan Port Company Limited, China

Mr. Wu Jianyi, Technical Director, China Merchants Energy shipping Co., Ltd.

Prof. Feng Shengbo, Director of Energy Systems Analysis Research Center, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform

Ms. Xin Yan, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Program, Energy Foundation China

Mr. Zhao Kai, China Chief Representative, Methanol Institute

Ms. Qin Fei, Deputy General Manager, Engineering & Procurement Department, COSCO Shipping Ports Limited

Mr. Fu Yu, Senior Engineer, SIPG Energy shanghai co., ltd

The Panel Session: Port and Shipping Energy Transformation was facilitated by Capt. Mohamad Halim Ahmed, 1st Vice-President of the APSN Council. Speakers for the Panel Session included (in program order):

Mr. Fei Weijun, APSN Senior Consultant

Mr. Karim Fahssis, Head of Decarbonization Team, Maersk

Ms. Zhao Xi, Senior Transport Specialist, the World Bank

Mr. D'AZEVEDO Florent, Director of Strategic Business Development in China, CMA CGM

Mr. Wu Yuzhen, Executive Vice General Manager, Qingdao Port of Shandong Port Group, China

The Keynote Session 3: Green Port Practice Sharing was moderated by Dr. Jia Dashan, APSN Senior Consultant. Speakers for the Panel Session included (in program order):

Mr. Cai Ouchen, Deputy Director, APEC Port Study Center of APSN

Mr. Lap Keung LAW, Assistant Director, Planning and Services Division of the Marine Department, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Jack Luo, Vice President, Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd, China

Mr. Jiravich Klomperee, Director of Corporate Strategy Department, Port Authority of Thailand

Mr. Ma Haishen, Deputy General Manager, Huanghua Harbour Administration Corp. (Ltd), China Energy

Mr. Lars Anke, Chief Representative Asia-Pacific, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, Germany

Mr. Zhang Feng, Deputy General Manager, Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal, Qingdao Port of Shandong Port Group, China

Mr. Bui Van Quy, Executive Vice President, Saigon Newport Corporation, Viet Nam

Mr. Froilan U. Caturla, Port Manager, the Philippine Ports Authority's Port Management Office of Surigao, the Philippines

By engaging policymakers, experts and port and shipping leaders to shape the green port agenda in the Asia-Pacific region, the APEC Green Port Development Forum served as a timely reminder of the importance of collective action and cooperation in building a greener and more sustainable future for the port industry. The APSN welcomes more ports and port authorities to join the GPAS program and to attend the APSN Forum on Green Shipping Corridors scheduled on October 24-25 in Malaysia.

The presentations and the Summary Report of the Forum can be downloaded from the Forum Web-Page:

https://apsn.glueup.cn/event/the-4th-apec-green-port-development-forum-43054/#documents

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Download Attachment: Summary Report of The 4th APEC Green Port Development Forum.pdf

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