Micronesian Shipping Commission
The Micronesian Shipping Commission is comprised of the three participating governments of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Its mission is to progressively advance the safety, efficiency, accessibility, competitiveness and environmental responsiveness of international shipping service in Micronesia in order to promote and sustain economic development in the region. They have been instrumental in monitoring and discussing important issues impacting the region with the carriers providing shipping service to and from the Micronesian sub-region, and other stake holders in the shipping industry including the Association of Terminal Operators and Stevedoring Companies of Micronesia (ATOSCOM).
For more information, MSC Executive Director Moses Nelson can be contacted by phone at 692-320-6821, or by email.
Central Pacific Shipping Commission
The Central Pacific Shipping Commission (CPSC) is an inter-governmental commission which promotes joint cooperation, coordination and monitoring of international shipping service. It is comprised of member countries Kiribati, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands and Nauru with the possibility of Wallis and Futuna joining later. A similar arrangement is also proposed for the Eastern Pacific region covering Cook Islands, Samoa, Niue, Tokelau and possibly American Samoa and French Polynesia.
The basis of CPSC is to ensure sustained commercial shipping services for the common interest, needs and public welfare of the respective communities through controlled competition.
It is expected that the CPSC will be able to effectively monitor international shipping to participating Member States. This will have a direct and positive effect on the economies of the Member States and well-being of the respective communities, which can be adversely impacted by irregular and costly shipping services.
The CPSC is modeled after the Micronesian Shipping Commission (MSC) and is based on its predecessor, ‘Trust Territory Executive Order 113’ which, in turn, was based on the United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).
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