Project Title

Promote Supply Chain Connectivity by Enhancing and Better Understanding Digital Innovation in APEC Port Industry 

Project Year

2019   

Project Number

TPT 02 2019A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

TPT 02 2019A 

Project Title

Promote Supply Chain Connectivity by Enhancing and Better Understanding Digital Innovation in APEC Port Industry 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Connectivity 

Project Year

2019 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

123,804 

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

123,804 

Sponsoring Forum

Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) 

Topics

Transportation 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

China 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Hong Kong, China; Korea; Singapore 

Expected Start Date

01/10/2019 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2020 

Project Proponent Name 1

Huaiyu Zheng (new PO wef 17 October 2019) 

Job Title 1

Director 

Organization 1

Ministry of Transport 

Postal Address 1

No. 11 Jianguomennei Avenue, Beijing, China 

Telephone 1

(86-10) 65292238 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

zhenghy@mot.gov.cn; wanghxdmu@163.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Huaiyu Zheng 

Project Summary

Digital Innovation is reshaping the world at an unimaginable speed, breadth and depth. The port industry, acting as the main hub in transportation system and the key node in supply chain, is also experiencing dramatic changes with digital innovation. This project will address the digital innovations in APEC port industry and its role in promoting supply chain connectivity.                             

The key things this project will do are to identify and share economies’ practices on digital innovation in the APEC port industry, to study the trends and challenges of the digitalization; to study digital innovation impacts on port operation and management; to analyze the role of digital innovations in promoting supply chain connectivity so as to enhance the capacity building of APEC ports. 

A one-day workshop will be held to disseminate study outcomes and to formulate suggested recommendations to TPTWG and related economies.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: As the APEC leaders have emphasized through its Declaration at the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting;  (APEC Leaders’ Declaration in 2017 ANNE A: APEC Action Agenda for the Digital Economy),“developing eco-systems for harnessing the benefits of digitalization and better understanding the impacts of technological innovation”, and “Joint and Regional APEC research activities to: examine the impacts of new technology and digitalization on the world of work; and to provide APEC member economies a good indication of where, when and how digitalization and new technology will change production processes.” (APEC Framework on Human Resources Development in the Digital Age). 

The digitalization is reshaping the world in every industry including the port industry, in terms of operation mode, legalization and employment etc. The ports, served as key nodes in the global supply chain, its changing with digitalization will affect every economy. The developed economies are leading the digitalization and their practices and experiences sharing will be much valuable to the developing economies so as to strengthen the overall connectivity of APEC region. 

This study will identify the current status of digitalized applications in APEC ports and analyze its impacts on port connectivity, strengthen information sharing with best practices and capacity building with suggested recommendations, promote policy measures and technical means to bridge the digital divides of port industry between and within economies, regions and groups. 

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: In line with the eligibility criteria of the ASF Sub-Fund on Connectivity, this project meets the eligibility criteria and supports the funding priorities in the following aspect:

·   Information/best practices sharing, capacity building and policy dialogues that are consistent with the principles and targets set by the APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025.

·   The APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025 is the main reference for this project, and the project team will focus on it during the project period.

·   The project report which include information, best practices, policy recommendations of digital innovations in the APEC port industry, will be unloaded in the APEC website, and may also be shared at some international forums.

·   During this project workshop, participants can share the information and exchange ideas of strengthening supply chain connectivity by enhancing better understanding of digital innovations in the APEC port industry, and the information and suggestions and recommendations from the project workshop will be included in the project report and shared in the APEC region.

Relevance – Capacity Building: This project will share the information of digitalization practices in ports in the Asia-Pacific region and provide suggested recommendations to the developing economies, reduce the digital gap among Asia-Pacific region and promote supply chain connectivity so as to improve the overall competitiveness of the Asia-Pacific ports.

As a capacity building project, it is aimed to primarily benefit the developing economies of APEC, including Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Given the evolving nature of the Internet and Digital Economy, the outcomes of this project will benefit all APEC economies by sharing economies’ practices that could, improve the APEC port digitalization level as a whole.  Further updates could be conducted periodically, based on approval of future Concept Notes.

Objectives

The objective is to help strengthen the capacity of APEC ports on improving the connectivity through digitalization innovation by a better overall understanding of the digitalization innovations happening currently in the port industry, including the practices of digital innovation, the challenges and the trends of digitalization, so as to ultimately better support the APEC Connectivity Blueprint 2015-2025.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  This project is a direct response to APEC Leaders’ and Transportation Ministers’ commitments:

·  On 18 November 2018, at the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, the theme of the meeting is “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future”. Leaders reaffirmed their   commitment: “We recognize the increasing benefits of the digital economy in all APEC economies…. We will promote the use of digital technology and innovation for high quality and sustainable development…. in 2017 we welcomed the adoption of the APEC Internet and Digital Economy Roadmap. We reaffirm our commitment to implement the APEC Connectivity Blueprint.”

·  On 7th October 2017, the 10th TMM Meeting “Recognizing the fast pace of technological change, we highlight the importance of identifying, addressing and removing barriers in existing regulations to allow technology to develop in a manner that does not hamper innovation.”

This project will research on the digital innovation in port industry, share the practices of digitalization in port, promote the use of digital technology and innovation for high quality and sustainable development and promote the supply chain connectivity. This project will help address the 2 of 5 pillars identified in the Phase Two of the Supply Chain Framework Action Plan (SCFAP) 2017-2020 which are pillar 2 of “Inadequate Quality and Lack of Access to Transportation Infrastructure and Services” and pillar 3 of “Unreliable Logistics Services and High Logistics Costs”. This project is aimed to identify the regulatory barriers in the process of digitalization of ports, to come up with recommendations on how to address and remove the barriers. 

Alignment – Forum: The project is directly aligned with the priorities detailed in the TPTWG’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021:

-   Building comprehensive and seamless connectivity through promoting accessible mobility, developing sustainable transport systems, and innovation in the transport sector.

The project will support TPT-WG to address initiatives arising from the 10th APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting (TMM10) by:

1) Implementing Supply Chain Connectivity Framework Action Plan in Transport;

2) Supporting APEC Connectivity Blueprint 2015-2025 to accelerate the cooperative development seamlessly;

3) Information and best practice sharing for regional integration.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:

1)  January-May 2020, Output 1: Information about the current situation of digitalization innovations in APEC economies’ port industries: to collect relevant information focused on digitalization innovations on port infrastructure, operation and management and best practices of digitalization innovations, such as practices on Mobile Equipment and Vehicle Monitoring System, smart tallying system, and smart tractor deployment system. Literature review, as desktop research, will be done to collect related practices done by ports globally as part of the research methodology, and further interviews will be done to enhance the initial research achievements. At this early stage, 12 interviews are planned which will cover 8 economies in Asia, America and Europe. Among them, there will be5 ports in China including Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo and Shenzhen; and Port of Hong Kong of Hong Kong, China,  Port of Singapore or Jurong Port of Singapore, Port of Busan of Korea, Port of Vancouver of Canada; and Ports in Europe including Port of Rotterdam, Port of Antwerp and Port of Hamburg. The interviews on ports in China are planned to be conducted in person, the researchers will plan travels to these 5 cities, and budgets about these travels will be borne by China Waterborne Transport Research Institute (WTI). Interviews with ports in Singapore, Hong Kong China are planned to be conducted by phone. Interviews with Port of Busan and Port of Vancouver are planned to be conducted in person with their representative in Shanghai. 3 interviews with Ports in Europe are planned to be conducted by our partner in the Netherlands, who is based in Rotterdam and may conduct the interviews in person or by phone.

2)  February-July 2020, Output 2: Questionnaire: to develop a questionnaire for main ports in APEC member economies to understand their digital innovations and their impacts on ports, lessons and experiences on digitalization innovation. The questionnaire is expected to cover the ports’ basic info which will include their infrastructure and volume, and main digitalization applications which will include the time in operation, the function, beneficiaries, the effectiveness, cost if possible, and challenges in terms of legalization, labour union and other possible lessons or experiences. Expected scope: ports in both developed economies and developing economies in the APEC region. It is planned that the developed economies cover the USA; Canada; Japan; Korea; Singapore; Hong Kong, China and Chinese Taipei; and it is planned that developing economies cover China, Thailand, Malaysia and Viet Nam. We are targeting at a 60% response rate. The results of the questionnaire will be analyzed and integrated into the final report, and also shared in the workshop excluding any commercial info.

3) August- September 2020, Output 4:  Recommendations for related stakeholders, including government, competent authorities, associations, and port operators and logistic providers related with data, policy and integration The recommendations are planned to include, but not limited to, data acquiring, facilitation policies and solutions for integrating isolated systems etc. . Expected scope: related stakeholders including ports in the APEC region. The recommendations will be drafted before the workshop and included in the interim report, after discussion in the workshop, and the recommendations will be included in the final report.

4)  October 2020, Output 5: A one-day workshop where the participants from the APEC port industry will share information, best practices and suggested recommendations on the digital innovations on port and improving the supply chain connectivity. The participants will target port authorities, port operators, logistics providers and ICT solution providers who have close business connection with ports.  The speakers are planned to be invited from academia, port authorities, port operators and solution providers. As for the date and venue of the workshop, here is the proposed options:

Option A: July 2020 in China to be back to back with the Silk Road International Port Cooperation Forum, which is hosted by Port of Ningbo every year and more than 300 participants from the port industry globally will join; Option B: back to back with the 49th TPTWG Meeting in 2020; Option C: October in China. The project team will need to coordinate with hosts of Port Forum of Ningbo and the TPTWG meeting on the convening of the workshop.

The workshop is initially planned to include 3 sessions: the 1st  session will be focused on the project result, with QAs and discussions; the 2nd session will be presentations from port operators and port authorities focused on best practices; the 3rd session is planned to be a group round-table session in which all participants will be in several groups to discuss separately with a group leader, and then the group leader will report the discussion highlights to all participants.

5)  November- December 2020, Output 6: A final report, which contains information about the current situation of digitalization innovations in the APEC port industry; suggested best practices of digitalization innovations on port and their impact on improving connectivity; revised recommendations after comments from the workshop on the digital innovation on APEC ports to improve connectivity and conclude report of the one-day workshop. The literature review and interviews result will also be included in the final report.

The final report is preliminarily planned to include cover page, table of contents, introduction, digital innovation practices, interview results, questionnaire results, summaries of presentations and workshops, recommendations, references and acknowledgment, it is around 100 pages. The final report will be uploaded to APEC website for dissemination. The final report may also be disseminated through various events e.g. international workshops organized by UNESCAP and the World Bank which WTI will participate and has close connections. 

Outcomes: 

1)  Information sharing: information including the current situation of digitalization innovations in APEC port industry; best practices of digitalization innovations on port, measurements to overcome challenges, and suggested recommendations on the digital innovation on APEC ports to improve connectivity. All the information will be included in the workshop and the final report. There are two ways for information sharing- one is a one-day workshop and the other is the final report distribution. This outcome is particularly important and will be stressed during the implementation of this project considering of the shared information and final report will be very valuable to ports in developing economies.

2)  Capacity building: this project can enhance capacity building of the APEC ports to apply digital innovations in the port, improve port efficiency and promote supply chain connectivity in the APEC region. The APEC ports can participate the workshop and access the final report to improve their capacity. Terminal operators can share the practices of digitalization at ports, and policy makers can refer to the recommendations from the final project report as basis for their decision making.

3)  Benefits: All ports in the APEC region can benefit from the project by getting access to the final report of this project on the APEC website and participating in the one-day workshop for information sharing and capacity building.  The project will contribute to ports to better understand the digitalization innovations, to learn more about the current situation and future trends of digital innovation in the port sector, learn from the best practices of digital innovation at ports, pave the way for ports to improve their competitiveness through digitalization innovation. The APEC ports can learn from workshop and final report to achieve these benefits, especially, the 11 travel eligible economies can participate in the workshop and learn from the best practices of other participants and the recommendations in the final report. 

Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries of this project would include:

1)  The direct workshop participants are beneficiaries since not all participants are presenters.

-   Terminal operators, specifically the container terminal operators, in the APEC region can learn from the best practices of digital innovation shared in the workshop, especially from developed economies. All the terminal operators, especially from developing economies, can benefit from this workshop.

-  Ministry of transport, Port Authorities, MSAs as government bodies and agencies who can learn from the best practices and recommendations of digital innovation from the workshop. They may study and formulate policies on promoting digital innovations at port industry referenced from the recommendations. The terminal operators and government officials who have direct involvement in the marine and port industry are the two main targeted groups. During the nomination process of the workshop, we will encourage the eligible economy to nominate one delegate from the government and one from the terminal operators.

-  Researchers involved in marine and port industry who can provide their opinion on the current situation and trends of digital innovations at ports, at the same time, they can learn from the recommendations of digital innovations for the port industry through the workshop. From this project, they can carry out research on the digital technology which will be used in port industry to improve the competitiveness of ports.

2) The final report will be posted on the TPTWG website.

-  All the terminal operators, government, researchers from APEC member economies can benefit from this project.

-  The terminal operators, government and researchers from the outside of APEC region can also benefit from this project by learning from the best practices and recommendations of digital innovations written in the final project report.

Dissemination

The Final Report will be published and available as an APEC Publication. An electronic copy of the final report will be available on the TPT-WG website and those of key government and industry stakeholders. The team will also approach some international institutions e.g. the UNESCAP, the World Bank, the AIIB and ADB to seek opportunities to distribute the final report through their channels in order to have a much wider distribution so as to have a good value of the fund. The final report is under APEC’s intellectual property, the PO will seek permission from the APEC Secretariat following its first publication on the APEC website before approaching international institutes.

Gender

This project is intended to address the pillar 3 of skills, Capacity Building and Health. This project highly values the potential role of women. In particular, positions such as collecting information, communication with participants, study on the project, organise a workshop and so on. Our target is to have more than one-third female researchers in the team. We will also work deliberately to include women as speakers and participants in the workshop. More than 20% female speakers at the workshop from various member economies concerned are targeted to engage in order to have a more extensive and influential female exposure, 30% female participants are targeted for a better women involvement. Furthermore, during the process of this project, any women involved, no matter the project members, the stakeholders, the interviewees and the workshop participants will be monitored that not be discriminated.

Both men and women can be involved in and benefit from the project. The Team will consult with Malaysia for suggestions for how gender considerations could be addressed.

From best practices sharing and capacity building of digital innovation at ports, women can significantly involve in transportation industry and raise their social status than before.

PO is committed to collecting sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only the APEC funded) at the project event.  This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat at the completion of the project as well as giving future POs guidance on their own gender parity targets. This data will be used to assess compliance with the project’s gender targets at the conclusion of the project, with performance data shared with APEC members.

Work Plan

The Work plan is presented in the table below with the related outputs for each step listed. 

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

October 2019

A waiver from an open tendering process for contracting this project will be prepared.

Contract

November 2019 – May 2020

The project team will collect relevant information and data that is representative of APEC’s economies and focused on digitalization innovations on port infrastructure, operation and management and best practices of digitalization innovations by online literature research and stakeholder consultations.

Better understanding of the current situation and future trend in APEC port industry regarding the digital innovations at ports.

Best practices on digital innovations in the APEC port industry and continued preparation for the workshop.

February – July 2020

The project team will develop a questionnaire for main ports in most APEC economies to understand their digital innovations and its impacts on ports and then circulate the questionnaire widely among related stakeholders so as to obtain their input to the questions in the questionnaire.

The project is aimed to collect information and data as more as possible by targeting leading ports in the APEC region when circulating the questionnaire.

Based on the outcome of the questionnaire, the project team will work together with related research institutes, universities or port operators that are representative of APEC member economies to identify suggested best practices on digital innovations and to analyze the role of digital innovations in promoting supply chain connectivity in the APEC region.

The project team will start inviting speakers to attend the workshop and will also invite APEC Member Economies to send delegates to the workshop.

The preparation for hosting the workshop will start by drafting the agenda for the workshop and developing a plan for inviting speakers. 

A questionnaire to main ports in the APEC member economies.

An analysis of the responses of the aforementioned questionnaire.

Preparation for hosting the workshop.

April 2020

Preparing a monitoring report by the PO

APEC Monitoring Report

August – September 2020

The project team will develop suggested recommendations for economies on port digitalization innovation.

The project team will finalize all the speakers and delegates and will facilitate their registration for the Workshop and provide administrative details to them to help them with their travel to China.

Recommendations for related stakeholders and continued preparation for the workshop

October 2020

1)  A one-day workshop will be hosted to discuss and share the preliminary findings of the project, where the participants from APEC port industry will exchange information, share best practices and recommendation on the digital innovations on port and improving the supply chain connectivity.

Workshop

November – December 2020

Based on our previous work and suggestions obtained from the workshop, analysis will be further enhanced and improved, and the final report, which contains information about the current situation of digitalization innovations in APEC port industry; best practices of digitalization innovations on port and their impact on improving connectivity; suggested recommendations on the digital innovation on APEC ports to improve connectivity will be developed. 

The report will be deliverables to be available in publications and on the APEC TPT-WG website and websites of other organizations.

Final report

February 2021

The drafting, submission and endorsement of the Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat.

APEC Completion Report

June 2021

Participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat, as required by all APEC funded projects.

Risks

Risk

Measures to Reduce Risks

The data availability and viability, especially the enterprise data which probably remain private. Besides, consider that there are considerable data need to be collected and a number of interviews need to be visited, it is very difficult to clearly define the times of the business travel and who and how many interviewers. As a result, the budget may be in a risk.

This risk will be avoided and overcome by early planning. The team has planned to interview 12 ports which have good connections with WTI, by the team, and by partners of WTI in targeted economies.

Similarly, for the questionnaire, the team will try to avoid low response rate by taking advantage of the existing WTI networks, and APSN connections through supports from the APSN Council and its members.

The accuracy of the findings and the applicability of the recommendations.

The project team plan to organize local workshops with experts and officials in widespread expertise to overcome this risk. WTI has very good connections with main China costal ports and port authorities, we plan to invite experts and officials from them during early stage of the project, e.g. April 2020 to  for a local workshop to present initial findings and ask their comments for a better implementation in the later stages of the project.

The scope and quality of participations of the workshop. The budgets and the timing constrain and the interests of participation will possibly affect the effectiveness of the workshop.

Appropriate conference held right in this period will be the main concern for this stage. This risk is hoped to be avoided by early planning, and we target mainly two groups, terminal operators and port authorities, this will mitigate substantially this risk.

Poor participation in workshop

The Project Overseer will contact with technical experts in the APEC economies for speakers and participants in the workshop. The Project Overseers will contact Heads of Delegation from TPTWG to ask for their support in getting speakers. Special effort will be made to invite women as speakers and as participants, and to assure speakers address the interests of developing and small economies as well as developed and larger ones.

Possibility for scheduling conflicts with other APEC events

The Project Overseer will contact APEC fora when checking potential dates for the event in order to reduce the chance for scheduling conflicts.

Poor quality of presentations so participants are not fully engaged

The Project Overseer will  work with  speakers to provide suggestions to their presentations in advance and will recommend changes as needed to be relevant to this project.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The main indicators to ensure that the project is on track, includes:

1) A literature review will be conducted at early stage as desk research;

2) 12 ports are initially planned as targeted ports for interviews;

3) The questionnaire response rate is expected to be higher than 60%; and

4) The female speakers rate is expected not lower than 20%, and female participants rate not lower than 30%. A one day workshop will be hosted for this project. We are expecting no less than thirty participants including representatives from terminal operators, officials from port authorities and researchers in the APEC region will present this workshop.

Linkages

Projects will be referenced include: TPT 01/2015A, Promotion of Regional Economic Integration by Developing APEC Gateway Port Connectivity - some elements in this project will be referenced, for example: the concept of Gateway Port Connectivity, best practices on Gateway Port development and operation, appropriate shipping connectivity index, a list of issues / trends / recommendations of achieving Gateway Port Connectivity; TPT 02/2016S, Exploration on Strengthening of Maritime Connectivity (This project is funded by APEC, but we cannot find the final report on APEC website until now, and we will communicate with the APEC Secretariat to find the project final report before the end of this year); “Review on Regulations and Policies for E-Port and Single Window in APEC Economies” and “Practices on Using ICT Infrastructure for Cross-Border Trade and Supply Chain Connectivity by APEC Economies”. Considering of the ports beyond APEC region especially in Europe are developed well in infrastructure and in a leading position in innovations, their experiences on digitalization innovations will be very valuable for APEC ports. The project will collect the information not only in Asia-Pacific region but also in the world. The project will promote cross fora collaboration between TPTWG and Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TELWG).

Sustainability

The project overseer will ensure that outcome of the project will continue after the APEC funding in order to meet the Ministerial directives and to reflect the APEC priorities. Measures would commence from the preparations of the workshop with suitable participants from key stakeholders. The project team will seek inputs from the APEC participants when developing recommendations to ensure they are applicable in those economies. The recommendations will help the APEC ports to improve their competitiveness, and the recommendations will be possibly adopted by the APEC ports. The participants will be asked to share workshop findings and recommendations as well as project outcome with their home colleagues and report on progress at TPT-WG meetings. The project outcome will be posted on the APEC TPTWG website for access for all APEC Member Economies, so all the terminal operators, government, researchers from the APEC economies can benefit from this project. It will also be made available for future projects of APEC and non-APEC fora.

The workshop will provide an excellent opportunity to network with researchers, decision makers and industry leaders who have interests in the digital innovation at ports. Similarly, the workshop is intended to provide a good platform for information sharing on best practices of digital innovations at ports, which will help industry people to learn more about the digitalization of the port industry and also provide policy recommendations for the policy makers on digital innovations. All in all, the project outcome will have a lasting influence on all stakeholders after it is completed. 

Time

Activities

After the workshop

The participants will be asked to share workshop findings and recommendations as well as project outcome with their home colleagues.

March 2021

The final report will be posted on the APEC TPTWG website.

After the completion of the project

The outcome of the project will also be made available for future projects of APEC and non-APEC fora.

In the future

WTI will invite APEC ports to future workshops on the subjects related to the digital innovation of ports.

Project Overseers

Mr. Wang Hongwei, Associate Counsel, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport of China, will be the project overseer of this project.

Mr. Wang has profound experience in the management of international cooperation projects, i.e. APEC funded projects and many bilateral cooperation projects. Mr. Wang is the Head of Delegations of China to APEC TPT-WG.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

 In terms of direct labor, there will be five researchers who work on this project and form the project team. 

Three senior researchers (30 working days X two(2) persons+ 20 working days X one (1) person will be working on this project under APEC terms and procedures. 

In total, there will be 80 working days and the amount of APEC funding will be $48,000 ($600 X 80 working days. Two researchers (20 working days X two(2) persons) and in total, there will be 40 working days and the amount of APEC funding will be $ 12000 ($300 X 40 working days). 

A secretary will be need to deal with logistic and administrative issues for the project team and the amount of APEC funding will be $6000 ($200 X 30 working days). 

In addition, the internal workshop is a planned half day workshop organized by WTI, participated by experts from other institutions and ports, the institutions will include WTI, Shanghai International Shipping Institution, and other institutions located in Beijing, and selected ports may be the same ports with planned interview targets.

This workshop, with limited participants but better expertise of digital innovations in the port industry, is planned to provide valuable information and suggestions for this project to have a better pre-preparation on practices collection, questions planning for interviews and questionnaire. This workshop is planned to be conducted around the end of 2019. 

The Ministry of Transport of China will also provide support to the project in terms of supporting PO in organizing the workshop, designing and analysing the questionnaire, facilitating communication among stakeholders in the APEC region and support PO in developing the final report. 

Researchers

Roles

Tasks

Days

Senior Researcher 1

Project Manager

Project planning and quality management which include overall project planning, proposal preparing, tasks coordination, progress controlling, quality monitoring and other possible works needed by the other team members.

20

Senior Researcher 2

Team Member

Desk research, interviews and drafting recommendations,

30

Senior Researcher 3

Team Member

Developing and analysing the questionnaire , interviews and developing presentations

30

Researcher 1

Team Member

Collecting best practices and editing report, interviews

20

Researcher 2

Team Member

Organizing workshop, interviews

20

Expert 1

Team Member

Review  the final report to meet the expectation of quality in both content and English standard

20


The plan for the interviews is that senior researcher 2 and 3, researcher 1 and 2 will all be involved in the 12 interviews. There are not 3 stages interviews.

Waivers

This project will be tendered by China Waterborne Transport Research Institute (WTI). 

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