Shipping Business Plan
In island countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia, as well as developing countries with long coasts and undeveloped land transportation infrastructure, coastal shipping is an important industry that plays a central role in the transportation infrastructure, and the modernization of coastal shipping has become one of the most important issues for national economic development.
We provide a variety of support for the modernization of shipping in developing countries.
- In island countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia, as well as developing countries with long coasts and undeveloped land transportation infrastructure, coastal shipping is an important industry that plays a central role in the transportation infrastructure, and ships on remote island routes are generally operated by the national government or with the support of the national government for the maintenance of people's livelihoods. In the case of the Philippines, most of the freight and passenger transportation between islands depends on marine transportation, and marine transportation accounts for 99.7% of the domestic freight transportation. Marine transportation also plays an important role in supporting the people, logistics and economy of the country. However, 60% of coastal ships are small ships and traditional wooden ships, and most of the steel ships are imported used ships, so most of them are over 20 years old and are inefficient and unsafe. In Indonesia, too, many domestic ships are small, and inefficient transportation is an issue.
Against this backdrop, efforts to modernize coastal shipping have become one of the most important issues for national economic development in developing countries, and we are focusing on the development of marine infrastructure.
In order to support efforts toward the modernization of shipping in developing countries, we provide services such as the planning of shipping and inland water transport in developing countries through ODA, and the investigation of regulations for the safe navigation of ships.
The RoRo Project in the Philippines
Plan of shipping and inland water transport in developing countries through ODA
In developing countries, the main type of marine transportation maintenance required is the construction or remodeling of ships. We will propose appropriate ship allocation plans, the number and size of ships, taking into account statistical surveys of freight and passenger transportation, economic trends such as GDP and industrial structure, etc. In addition, we make a demand forecast that takes into account the fact that ships travel through multiple ports and incorporates a development plan for the hinterland of the port, which is an important factor.
The development of port infrastructure may also be required for maritime transport development plans, but when implemented with ODA from our country, we will support the formulation of a comprehensive business plan that includes ship and port development.
In addition, when technical cooperation is necessary for ship operation and management, we provide technical cooperation for ship management based on the ISM Code.
Investigation of regulations for safe navigation
In many developing countries, there are no established standards for ensuring the safety of ships operating in their own countries. Even if these standards are established, they are insufficient. This has led to an increase in the number of aging ships and substandard ships, and the failure or inappropriate implementation of ship inspection systems. As a result, marine accidents occur frequently and many casualties occur.
Another cause of marine accidents is that many imported used ships have been illegally remodeled and to operate above the maximum capacity or to ignore the specified sea areas. Therefore, urgent safety measures are required.
We investigate the existence of safety standards for ships, as well as the state of local weather and sea conditions, and support the establishment of navigation areas for ships as the basis for formulating safety standards in accordance with Japanese standards.
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