Central Pacific Shipping Commission special general meeting PDF Print E-mail

Thursday 27 March 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Nadi, Fiji






After a week of deliberations, Pacific Direct Line International, Swire/China Navigation and Neptune Pacific Line/Pacific Forum Line were awarded Entry Assurance Certificates by the Central Pacific Shipping Commission (CPSC) at a short ceremony in Suva on Friday (8 November).
Expressions of interest (EOI) were received from Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers, following the launch EOI in September this year. The CPSC Technical Committee was then tasked to scrutinise each application  

On 1 January this year, the Central Pacific Shipping Commission (CPSC) became operational. Work to achieve this began after the governments of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru and Tuvalu signed a regional agreement on international commercial shipping in 2010.


CPSC is an initiative born out of the call of leaders in Pacific small island states to have reliable, affordable and sustainable shipping. SPC provides secretariat services for the commission.


A three-day (25–27 March) special meeting, comprising of shipping companies currently servicing members of the CPSC, is currently under way at the in Nadi, Fiji. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the progress towards the Commission’s commitment to ensuring affordable and sustainable shipping services to its people.


Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 10:30
Pacific Maritime Watch Issue 60 PDF Print E-mail










Bula and welcome to the Pacific Maritime Watch Issue 60 - from the Transport Programme, the Economic Development Division (EDD) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, at Nabua, Fiji.

Please, click on the link below to download the newsletter.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:17
SPC to convene heads of transport meeting in March, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

Thursday 5 December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji –



Safe, reliable and sustainable transport depends to a large extent on collaboration between Pacific Island governments, regional organisations and the private sector - and on their level of commitment.


Early next year, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's (SPC) Transport Programme will be hosting a three-day meeting for Pacific heads of transport at its Suva office (4-6 March 2014).


The main aim of the meeting is to re-establish networking at the highest level of transport (both maritime and aviation) amongst Pacific Island states and SPC. It is envisaged that the meeting will assist in reinforcing the important link between line ministers responsible for transport in SPC member states.


The meeting will provide an opportunity for national transport authorities from the Pacific Islands region to discuss and enhance understanding of regional transport issues and challenges, promote co-operative approaches to the achievement of a safer, more secure and more efficient transport sector, and share best practices, resulting in a positive impact on commerce, recreation, tourism and economic development.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 08:23

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