apsn APSN NETWORKING FOR STRONGER PORT INDUSTRY AND BETTER COMMUNITY

ABOUT APSN

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

    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 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;
    (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 of 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 four types of APSN membership: Council members, Advisory Board members, Corporate and Associate 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.
    "Corporate member" means any port or port related organizations including public administrations, business corporations, associations and institutions;
    "Associate member" means any other 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 Board members 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 Corporate or Associate membership shall be in accordance with the following:
    i. The application forms for Corporate or Associate membership shall be submitted to the Secretary-General of the APSN; and
    ii. After a preliminary review and examination of such applications, the Secretary-General shall seek the approval of the Council within 30 days from the receipt of such applications and, in the absence of any comments to the contrary within that period, such applications shall be deemed accepted as accepted 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 Corporate and Associate members, pay the membership dues.

    Article 10NON-PAYMENT OF DUES

    Any Corporate or Associate 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) Corporate or Associate 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 two Vice Presidents who shall hold office for a two- year term;
    (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 set up sub-organizations to conduct research and approve their respective Terms of Reference.

    Article 13COUNCIL MEETINGS

    Regular 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, to be convened within 90 days of the said notice.

    Article 14ADVISORY 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 15QUORUM

    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 16SECRETARIAT

    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 17SECRETARY-GENERAL

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

    Article 18FUNCTIONS 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 proposals 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 requested by the Council.

    Article 19APSN STUDY CENTER

    The Council may establish this sub-organization under the auspices of the Secretariat to conduct research studies and oversee related engagement activities with third parties.

    Article 20FUNDING

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

    Article 21RULES 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 22RULES 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 23AMENDMENTS 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 24ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO CONSITITUTION

    The proposed amendment shall be considered by the Council in accordance with Article 15, and if adopted, shall be submitted to the TPT-WG for approval.

    Article 25ENTRY INTO FORCEN

    This Constitution and its amendments shall take effect on the date of approval by the TPT-WG.

    Article 26TERMINATION

    On the recommendation of at least two-thirds of the Council members to terminate the APSN, the Council shall authorize the Secretary-General to advise the TPT-WG and seeks its concurrence to terminate the APSN.

    RULES OF PROCEDURE

    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.
    (i)       “Subsidiary bodies” includes committees and working groups.
    (j)       “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.

    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 Council shall examine the provisional agenda together with any supplementary provisional agenda. When adopting the agenda, it may add, delete, defer or amend items. Only items that are considered by the Council to be urgent and important may be added to the agenda.

    Rule 10

    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, Advisory Board Member and Regular Members shall transmit to the Secretary-General the registration forms 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. During discussions, Council Members, Advisory Board Members, 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 REGULATION

    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公司

    Ports Australia

    Canada

    Association of Canadian Port Authorities, Canada

    China

    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

    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.

    中国

    宁波舟山港集团有限公司

    上海海事大学

    马士基(中国)有限公司

    加拿大

    Port of Brisbane Corporation

    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

  • APSN Membership Dues

    The APSN Council has set up the level of membership dues as follows:


    a) Each Corporate Regular Member shall pay membership dues of USD$500 per year per subscribed membership unit.

    b) Each Individual Regular Member shall pay membership dues of USD$100 per year per subscribed membership unit.

    Regular Members should pay their fees in full, according to their respective fee level. Any Regular Member who fails to pay its membership dues in the first two consecutive years shall lose their membership in APSN, therefore shall not be entitled to any services provided by APSN. However, the membership status should be reinstated once the overdue fees are paid in full and within the timeframe as agreed appropriate.

    If you have any inquiries about the membership due payment, please contact the APSN Secretariat:

    Ms. Guo Yanchen: guo.yanchen@apecpsn.org

  • 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. However, The APSN is independently run while maintaining regular communication with APEC. The APSN is responsible to the APEC TPT-WG to whom it shall report on its work annually or more frequently if required.

    How many types of APSN Members are there?

    The APSN Membership consists of the following three types:

    Council members

    Council Members are senior representatives of the competent authorities designated by APEC member economies. Currently, there are 18 member economies that form the APSN Council, including Australia; Canada; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States and Vietnam.


    Advisory Board Members

    17 Advisory Board Members of APSN are senior representative from a port or a port related industry who is not a representative of the competent authority designated as the Council Member. 


    Corporate and Associate members

    Currently, more than 100 organizations and individuals have been accepted as Corporate and Associate Members. “Corporate member” are any port or port related organizations including public administrations, business corporations, associations and institutions; “Associate member” are any other individuals engaged in port, shipping, logistics, trade, manufacturing and finance sectors of the APEC member economies.


    How can APSN Members benefit from APSN?

             1. Being invited to participate in the APSN Council Meeting

    The APSN members have the right to be invited to participate in the Open Session of the Council Meeting, take part in discussions, make proposals and suggestions on any subject related to the organization development, and have the right to down load the meeting documents and Record of Decision of the Council meeting.

    2. Participating in APSN Workshop free of charge:

    Focused on the hot topics of port and shipping industry, the APSN workshops will invite officials from competent port authorities, senior representatives from port and shipping industry, researchers of universities and institutions from 21 APEC economies to share their opinions at the workshop. The workshop summaries and presentations will publish to the APSN Members afterwards through APSN website.

    3. Special discounts for training programs organized by the APSN

    APSN will irregularly schedule training programs regarding the green ports, intelligent ports, port security and other focused areas of shipping and port industry. The famous professors, experts and senior insiders will be invited to organize the training materials and give lectures;

    4. Latest news and research reports published by APSN

    APSN publishes APEC Port Development Report every year, which focuses on the development of Asia-Pacific ports in the past year and prospects on the coming year, covering trade, ocean shipping, laws and regulations. With its detailed statistics, and in-depth analyses, APEC Port Development Report has become an important reference for those engaging in port-related industries.

    APSN published the APEC Best Practices on Green Ports in July, 2019, which introduced the applications and achievements of green port technology and provided an essential reference of green port development in Asia-Pacific region.

    APSN Newsletter will be delivered to APSN members quarterly, including APEC activities, industry news and APSN coming events.

    The APEC Study Center will publish reports very year which is focus on the hot topics and concerns by the industry.

    5. A Platform to promote the members in Asia-Pacific region:

    APSN will promote APSN Corporate Members through APSN publication, website, APSN Wechat Official Account, APSN Newsletter and other methods to set up a communication platform for the port and shipping industry.


    What are the obligations of the APSN Members?

    According to the Article 9 of the APSN Constitution, 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 Corporate and Associate members, pay the membership dues.

    Membership Due:

    The APSN Council has set up the level of membership dues as follows:

    a) Each Corporate Members shall pay membership dues of USD$500 per year per subscribed membership unit.

    b) Each Associate Member shall pay membership dues of USD$100 per year per subscribed membership unit.

     


    How to become an APSN Corporate/Associate 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.

    Please click Join APSN at homepage and fill the online registration form. The Secretariat will confirm your application status as soon as we can. If you have any questions about application, please feel free to contact us: guo.yanchen@apecpsn.org


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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 award

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