NETWORKING FOR STRONGER PORT INDUSTRY AND BETTER COMMUNITY
The APEC Port Services Network (APSN) is a unique international organization, which established under the auspices of the APEC on May 18, 2008 to bring together the port and port-related industries with senior representatives in APEC member economies.
The mandate of the APSN is to promote economically and environmentally sustainable ports by strengthening cooperation, developing best practices and guidelines, enhancing supply chain effectiveness, building capacity and stimulating information and personnel exchange among port and port-related industries and services in the Asia Pacific region with the goal of the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment to achieve common prosperity of the APEC member economies.
The mission statement of the APSN is "Networking for Stronger Port Industry and Better Community"
To exchange ideas and facilitate discussion on issues of common concern relating to the development of port and port-related industries and services by holding seminars, forums and workshops;
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;
To strengthen the capacity building of port and port-related industries and services 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 and services;
To provide a platform for APSN members to conduct economic and technical cooperation, exchange of 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 services;
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.
Ms. Sonya Read
Capt. Mohamad Halim Ahmed
Mr. Jiravich Klomperee
Mr. Li Qing
Ms. Ma Yanyan