Action Plan on Maritime Transport, New Delhi, 15 october 2008


The Government of Republic of South Africa, The Government of the Republic of India and The Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil:

RECALLING the Declaration of Brasilia signed on 6 June 2003 and the Guidelines for Action Established by the IBSA Dialogue�s Forum Trilateral Joint Commission on 13 February 2004;

RECALLING further the Trilateral Agreement on Merchant Shipping and other maritime related matters signed by India, Brazil and South Africa on 13 September 2006;

WISHING to further strengthen these maritime relations and consolidate them on the basis of equality and mutual benefit;

HAVE DECIDED to conclude the Action Plan on Maritime Transport Project which is attached herewith.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned duly authorised thereto have signed this Action Plan.

DONE IN triplicate at New Delhi on the 15th October, 2008 in the English language.

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL

FOR THE GOVERNMENT THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA


Annexure A

IBSA Five Year Action Plan on Maritime transport Projects: 2008-2013

Projects

Outputs

Performance Measures

Relevant Stakeholder

Target

Commencement

Date

Indicator


Cooperation between shipping organizations and enterprises

  • Establishment of IBSA Maritime Council





  • Increase of shipping lines between IBSA countries


2008/09







2010/11

Institutional mechanisms to enhance Cooperation: Nomination of members, terms of reference and rules of procedure.


Increased cargo traffic amongst the IBSA countries.

Governments








Shipping Industry of IBSA Member States

Cooperation between Maritime Educational institutions and Development of Human resource Capacity

  • Exchange of staff and students from educational institutions with special support for women


  • Training of seafarers through provision of sea training facilities;



  • Develop train-the-trainer programme to build a pool of trainers for IBSA countries

  • Development of a pool of Safety Auditors with emphasis on women auditors

2009










Berth for cadets in IBSA countries owned, operated and/or managed vessels






Use of IBSA countries Maritime Training Facilities







Increased employment opportunities for IBSA Seafarers and Shipping Personnel

Educational Institutions









Governments

Exchange of data and information on the flow of commercial goods at sea and ports

  • Identification of the type and format of information that could be exchanged on agreed intervals between IBSA countries

2009/10

Availability of Statistical Information

Governments


National Port Authorities

Cooperation between maritime administrations on maritime regulatory functions

  • Exchange of employees, technical experts and advisors


  • Share best practices on ship registration methods and models;



  • Share best practices on maritime causality investigation methods;


  • Share best practices on maritime security practices including LRIT reception capabilities;



  • Share best practice on sustainable use of inland waterways and regulatory regime for safety thereof

2009

Increase the capacity of Internationally recognised and accredited Marine Surveyancy Capacity


Improving of safety, security and pollution prevention and combating


Governments


National Port Authority


Maritime Agencies

Cooperation in ship building and repair

  • Facilitation of contacts between ship building and ship repairing units

  • Identification of key investment opportunities in ship repair and ship building

2009/10

Development and enhancement of the IBSA countries ship building and ship repairing industries

Shipbuilding and Ship repairing entities


Governments


National Port Authorities

Cooperation in port development and port handling technology

  • Exchange of knowledge on port master plans

  • Exchange of best practice on port economic regulatory models

  • Identification of key investment opportunities in Port Handling Technology

  • Facilitation of contracts between Private/Public sector port handling enterprises

  • Exchange of knowledge in the Dredging Operations

2009/10

Improved and Efficient Port Operations and Handling Facilities

National Port Authorities



Private sector



Governments

Development of Regional Maritime Hubs

  • Development of trans-shipment hub facilities in IBSA countries

  • Enhancement of bunker facilities in ports of respective countries

2009

Expansion of cargo storage facilities


Development of in-port and offshore bunker handling operations


Development of advanced ship chandelling operations

Governments


Private/Public Sector


Port Authorities


Ship Operators

Cooperation in Ballast Water Management techniques

  • Exchange of Best Practices on Ballast Water Management Systems

2009

Reduction of Invasive Species in the IBSA countries territorial waters

Governments


Private/Public Sector


Port Authorities



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