5th Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum held in Ningbo
THE two-day 5th Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum (MPF) was held Ningbo City, east China's Zhejiang Province recently
THE two-day 5th Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum (MPF) was held Ningbo City, east China's Zhejiang Province recently.
The 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.
Xu Zuyuan, former vice minister of China's Ministry of Transport and Maritime Ambassador of International Maritime Organisation (IMO), said the world is undergoing profound changes and adjustments.
In the past five years, global ports industry has achieved remarkable development amid energy consumption transformation, data exchanges, morality, governance, security and energy efficiency challenges, said Santiago Garcia Mila, president of International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH).
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 Deliverables of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.