“Intermodal and maritime transport policies in Asia” By Somsak Wisetruangrot TIFFA
INTERMODAL & MARITIME TRANSPORT POLICY IN ASEAN • During Period 1999-2003, ASEAN transport cooperation has been focused on the development of - Trans-ASEAN transportation network - Finalization of the ASEAN transport facilitation agreements, policy and development projects and studies, capacity building programs and sharing best practices and experience
INTERMODAL & MARITIME TRANSPORT POLICY IN ASEAN ASEAN VISION 2020 ADOPTED 1997 ASEAN Transport Framework plan1998-2020 REGIONAL TARGET SECTORAL ACHIEVEMENTS POLICY &DEVELOPMENTISSUES POLICY &DEVELOPMENTGOALS 1. ENCHANCING COMPETITIVENESS OF THE REGIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORT SYSTEM2. BUILDING CAPACITY AND NARROWING GAPS AMONG MEMBER COUNTRIES
INTERMODAL & MARITIME TRANSPORT POLICY IN ASEAN • ASEAN TRANSPORT ACTION PLAN (ATAP) 2005-2010 has been endorsed by ASEAN Transport Ministers (ATM) 23 November 2004 In Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Policy directions for intensified cooperation in the ASEAN transport sector 2005-2010 A) Promoting efficient door-to-door cargo transport and cross-border transport facilitation, through the simplification/ harmonization of trade and transport documentation and procedures, establishing uniform and transparent transit and cargo clearance system. Developing an efficient and global/regional-minded freight forwarder industry, third party logistics services and haulage industry and utilizing ICT applications.
Policy directions for intensified cooperation in the ASEAN transport sector 2005-2010 • B) Improving land transport network infrastructure for better connections and linkages with the national, regional and international maritime (seaports and inland waterways) including land transport trade corridors.
Policy directions for intensified cooperation in the ASEAN transport sector 2005-2010 • C)Developing responsive regional maritime transport policies to address the growing containerization in the region, improvement of the efficiency and productivity in ASEAN ports, rationalization of shipping services and the opportunities for increased multimodal transport service
Policy directions for intensified cooperation in the ASEAN transport sector 2005-2010 • D) Enhancing transport security and safety in the regional supply chain networks, through capacity building initiatives, technical networking, and regular exchange of relevant technologies, best practices and information
Policy directions for intensified cooperation in the ASEAN transport sector 2005-2010 • E) Pursuing environmentally sustainable regional transport strategies, including accession to the relevant international conventions and protocols, promotion of environmental-friendly transport technology and transportation modes.
Policy directions for intensified cooperation in the ASEAN transport sector 2005-2010 • F) Creating enabling policy towards conducive environment for the increased private sector involvement and or public-private partnerships in the provision and operation of transport infrastructure and transport and logistics facilities and services
Policy directions for intensified cooperation in the ASEAN transport sector 2005-2010 • G) Intensifying cooperative bonds with dialogue partner like China, India, Japan by way of policy consultations and joint programs and activities, as well as initiating new cooperative programs with the European Union, Korea.
Implementation Arrangement • The ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) shall have the overall responsibility in the supervision, coordination and implementation of this ASEAN Transport Action Plan 2005-2010 • STOM would convene the Working Group, sub-working group or expert working group to determine the priorities and implementing arrangement with assistance of ASEAN Secretariat
Maritime Transport Proposed Actions • 1. Identify and designate the important maritime trade corridors/seaways for regional seaborne trade thatare vital for the success of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
Maritime Transport Proposed Actions • 2. Promote effective and competitive intra-ASEAN shipping in thosetrade corridors /seaways through (a) rationalization / synchronization of shipping services, (b) expanded shipping services linking the 74 designated regional ports and secondary ports (c) grater cooperation within ASEAN sub-regional through improved sea linkages and in near-coastal shipping
Maritime Transport Proposed Actions • 3. Achieve significant liberalization of intra-ASEAN maritime transport services • 4. Support and promote the development of ASEAN-based shipping fleet for intra-ASEAN and international trade • 5. Further study on expanding the agreement on common ASEAN near coastal voyage limits
Maritime Transport Proposed Actions • 6. Conduct studies on introduction of high-speed cargo and passenger vessels and intra-regional feederservices servicing the regional gateway and secondary ports • 7. Enhance the activities of the ASEAN Forum on IMO Conventions to facilitate the accession and implementation of relevant IMO conventions by ASEAN Member Countries
Maritime Transport Proposed Actions • 8. Strengthen the institutional capacity, human resource base and cooperation linkages of ASEAN Member Countries for achieving improved maritime safety, security and preventing marine pollution • 9. Pursue the “ASEAN Clean Seas Strategy” • 10. Intensify maritime transport security through capacity buildingand IT-based program
Maritime Transport Proposed Actions • 11. Pursue the Handling of Dangerous Goods in ASEAN Ports • 12. Enhance regional capacity for maritime search and rescue operation (SAR) • 13. Strengthen maritime transport human resource capacity • 14.Regular exchange of information and best practices in maritime transport policy and development programs
Transport Facilitation Proposed Actions • 1. Early implementation of the ASEAN transport facilitation agreement • 2. Operationalize/enhance capacity for the National Transit Transport Coordinating Committees (NTTCCs) in all member countries • 3. Regular implementation evaluation/monitoring meeting of regional Transit Transport Coordinating Board (TTCB)
Transport Facilitation Proposed Actions • 4. Simplify/harmonize trade/transport procedures and documentation • 5. Formulate uniform guidelines and requirements for the registration fo Multimodal Transport Operators (MTOs) • 6. Promote the usage of trade terms and practices related to multimodal transport, including the INCOTERMS
Transport Facilitation Proposed Actions • 7. Conduct training/skill upgrading programs to enhance institutional and human capacity in the implementation of the ASEAN transport facilitation agreement. • 8. Promote ASEAN transport intermediaries such as freight forwarders, MTOs, logistics service providers, truck/haulage operators
Transport Facilitation Proposed Actions • 9. Promote strategic logistics centers, such as inland clearance depots, regional warehouse and distribution centers linking the major regional trade center • 10. Promote ICT application for seamless cargo transportation through the integration of surface, maritime and air cargo information systems and related information networks such as customs and trade-related systems
Transport Facilitation Proposed Actions • 11. Exchange of experiences /update of developments on multimodal transport operations in Member countries
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