News — July 9, 2019

1-Stop Connections nominated as an APEC – APMEN member

The Asia-Pacific Model E-Port Network (APMEN) Joint Operational Group announced that 1-Stop Connections is now a member of APEC-APMEN.

1-Stop now joins 21 other members from 12 APEC economies who account for approximately 22% of the global trade volume.

The word ‘economies‘ is used to describe APEC members because the APEC cooperative process is predominantly concerned with trade and economic issues, with members engaging with one another as economic entities.

The membership sets the stage for 1-Stop to play an integral role in shaping future activities that will support APEC and develop APMEN, thus propelling trade facilitation and supply chain connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

1-Stop will work with APEC to help all residents of the Asia-Pacific participate in the growing economy. APEC members also implement initiatives to increase energy efficiency and promote sustainable management of forest and marine resources in recognition of the impacts of climate change.

The forum also adapts to allow members to deal with important new challenges to the region’s economic well-being. This includes ensuring disaster resilience, planning for pandemics, and addressing terrorism.

APEC’s 21 member economies are Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; Viet Nam.

About Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC’s 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.

About Asia-Pacific Model E-Port Network (APMEN)

APMEN is conducted by the APEC committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) in cooperation with the first batch of APEC Model E-ports nominated by the APEC economies as well as observers coming from other interested APEC economies and international organizations.

About 1-Stop Connections

1-Stop is a globally recognised leader in innovating and delivering integrated solutions to increase productivity for the Port Community.

Since its inception in 2002, 1-Stop has become integral to the optimisation of port operations across Australia, reaching ports in New Zealand in 2007.  1-Stop is also the port community and appointment system provider for Manila.