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The Transport Programme became operational on 1 January 2010 under the RIF process. The main objective of the programme is to coordinate developments in the maritime and aviation transport sectors in the Pacific region, focusing on national priorities, including developing transport policies and regulatory frameworks to ensure safe and secure transport services. In this regard, the programme focuses on the following key responsibilities:

  • facilitate leadership, governance, coordination and partnerships;
  • support effective transport policy, and regulatory and legislative frameworks;
  • strengthen transport human resource capacity;
  • enhance transport services to Pacific communities, including rural and remote islands;
  • support effective technical services to ensure safe and secure transport; and
  • monitor and evaluate transport development in the Pacific region.

SPC is the only regional agency dealing with maritime matters in the Pacific region and it is the implementing body for IMO’s Technical Cooperation Division activities. The work of SPC in the aviation sector complements the work of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office. SPC has a major regional role to play in ensuring PICTs comply with international and regional maritime instruments and that there are systems and structures in place to align national frameworks with these ratified requirements.


The SPC Transport Programme also coordinates the implementation of the Framework for Action on Transport Services in collaboration with PICTs, regional maritime associations and development partners. The framework was endorsed by PICT transport ministers in April 2011 in New Caledonia. 


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