As the recognized industry voice, the Chamber pursues an active programme of building public support for Port Said shipping industry, promoting awareness and fostering good will among the media, politicians and the general public. The aim is to present the industry as it is – competitive and dynamic, and making a vital contribution to the nation’s economy, to employment and skills, and to create new economy management concepts.
It is also active in promoting and protecting the interests of its members on specific issues across the whole spectrum of their business activities. To ensure effective focus, the Chamber’s work is concentrated on the following key areas:
1. To assist persons, firms and corporations involved in deep-sea and short-sea shipping as agents, owners, and operators in complying with legislative and regulatory requirements including, without limiting the foregoing, by acting as a liaison and representative of such agents, owners and operators on applicable legislative and regulatory requirements, providing personal and administrative assistance to such persons on a cost recovery basis.
2. To promote the development of business capable of providing services, facilities and equipments required by or which will benefit the interests of persons, firm and corporations.
3. To negotiate on behalf of its members with other persons, groups, agencies, organizations or authorities, domestic or foreign, to secure and ensure availability of facilities and services for deep-sea and short-sea vessels within the waters of the Port Said Chamber of Shipping on terms that are economic and advantageous to the interests it represents.
4. To further cooperation among persons, firms, and corporation in the Port Said Chamber of Shipping, engaged in deep-sea and short-sea shipping businesses as owners, agents, or operators, and to promote their interests.
5. To undertake the study of problems relating to the shipping industry, and to exchange information among members and others.
6. To assist government with respect to the development of harbors and shipping facilities throughout the Port Said Chamber of shipping.
7. To propose legislation and regulations which shall or may affect shipping and related industries, to Governments.
8. To advise Governmental bodies or other Departments on matters affecting the customs of the ports, documentation, commercial charges, practices, and any other matter whatsoever affecting the interests of deep-sea and short-sea shipping.
9. To promote the highest standards of business ethics among persons, firms, and corporations engaged in the shipping industry.
10. To do all things necessary of incidental to the attainment of the objects of the Chamber.
11. To do all things as are necessarily incidental to or that are reasonably ancillary to any of the foregoing or of the same general nature.
12. To provide members with comprehensive and up-to-date information relevant to their business.
13. To formulate industry policy, in consultation with members, in order to protect and promote the interests of Port Said Chamber of Shipping.
14. To launch, co-ordinate and pursue initiative to achieve policy objectives.
The Chamber has extensive access to many varied sources of information. The Government, institutions and other international organizations as the focal point for consultation with Port Said Chamber of shipping industry on regulatory and other key developments, thus giving it advance notice of forthcoming changes, recognizes it. The Chamber has a well-developed mechanism for promulgating relevant information throughout the industry; complementary electronic methods of disseminating information are being developed.
The Chamber has close working contacts with many Government Departments, enabling it to press the industry’s case throughout the Port Said Chamber of shipping corridors of power. Good links are also maintained with other maritime-related industry organizations, with maritime trade unions, and with city of Port Said institutions.
Reflecting the international market in which Port Said shipping companies trade, the chamber has cultivated links with a broad range of international organizations – governmental and non-governmental – whose activities have an influence on members’ business.
All these enable the Chamber both to advance the cause of Port Said Chamber of shipping and to advice individual member companies on specific matters or processes.