APSN attended the 5th Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum (MPF) in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Province during July 11-12.
The 2-day long forum, organised by Zhejiang Seaport Group and other institutions, is a parallel forum for the China Maritime Forum 2019, an event launched to mark the Maritime Day of China on July 11, and is guided by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport and the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province. The 5th MPF themed at promoting inclusive and open development.
According to the 2018 global port development report, nine Chinese ports including the Guangzhou Port, Ningbo-Zhoushan Port and Tianjin Port all ranked among the world top 20 ports with even higher rankings than 2017 in 2018 despite general slower growth in container throughput worldwide.
Since 2015, the MPF has been convened for five consecutive years. In April, the Ningbo Initiative, as an outcome of the 2018 MPF, was included in the List of Deliverable of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
APSN Published the Best Practices of Green Port in APEC Region at the MPF. This report, based on an analysis of the green port technologies and management measures applied by the major ports in the world, taking into consideration of the features and specific needs for sustainable development of the ports of major APEC economies, introduces twelve best practices by selection, to be referenced by APEC economies or ports in promoting port sustainable development.