PPA, APEC-PAI sign fresh 5-year pact on port cooperation

05 FEBRUARY, 2021, MANILA--Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center, Port of Antwerp International (APEC-PAI) have entered into a new agreement on port cooperation in a bid to create a framework for a mutually beneficial cooperation between the PPA and the APEC-PAI in the field of port training, consultancy, port management and investment opportunities.

The new agreement is expected to establish a technical cooperation on capacity building to enhance the skills, abilities, and knowledge in the management and operation of the port thereby creating an environment of well-trained, knowledgeable and able port professionals for PPA while strengthening the traditional friendship between the parties and its ports.

Signed and sealed late last year, the new 5-year pact greatly benefits the PPA as it enables the development of a framework where APEC/PAI can support PPA in the further development of its training center to further strengthen the knowledge and skill level of both PPA and terminal operator employees especially white and blue collar workers as both parties will engage in the joint development of professional education and training programs.