The representatives reviewed and exchanged ideas on the achievements in the shipping and port industries over the past year at the forum under the theme of “Serving Global Trade & Creating Value for Customers”.

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What is more, they discussed new modes and measures for the future carriers’ ports partnership and customer service.

Further to this, participants at the forum agreed that it is in the mutual best interests of all industry stakeholders to maximize value for customers, and to open up new prospects and take a leading role in the healthy and sustainable development of shipping and port industries.

Specifically, participants released the following initiatives for the global shipping and port industries:

  • To build an industry chain and provide a full range of services to customers;
  • To focus on new environmental protection initiatives and provide customers with green service;
  • To promote digitalization and provide intelligent service to customers;
  • To join hands and return to the essence of shipping services.

The Forum on Carriers and Ports Partnership, which has been held for the fourth consecutive year, has become an important platform for strengthening cooperation and exchanges in the shipping community.

The 17 carriers and ports which took part in the forum, include COSCO SHIPPING, CMA CGM, Evergreen Marine, OOCL, Shanghai Port Group, Zhejiang Sea Port/Ningbo Zhoushan Port, Shandong Port Group, Guangzhou Port Group, Tianjin Port Group, Xiamen Port Holding Group, Lianyungang Port Group, Zhuhai Port Holdings, Hainan Harbor & Shipping, Anhui Port and Shipping Group, Hutchison Ports, PSA, and DP World.

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, the French container company CMA CGM shake hands with its Asian counterparts COSCO Shipping, Evergreen Line and OOCL and inked an agreement for the launch of Ocean Alliance Day 4 Product, which is scheduled to start in April 2020. A total amount of 112 containers are going to be deployed by the shipping majors.

The Ocean Alliance was launched in spring 2017 and considered to be the world’s largest operational agreement between shipping companies.