China Ports & Harbors Association was founded with the approval of Civil Affairs of the People Republic of China and was established under the direction of the Ministry of Communications. It is the only national social of China’s ports. Composing of enterprises and institutes from ports as well as port-related sectors voluntarily, CPHA is a legal and non-profit organization, trans-regionally and trans-sectoraly. In 1981, China Ports & Harbors Association was founded in Shanghai , PRC. We owe a debt of gratitude to the founding fathers of CPHA for their farsighted recognition of the need for ports in China to be united. Since its inception, CPHA has served the China ‘s ports and developed a national alliance of ports and harbors over the decades. Being the China’s ports association, CPHA comprises now some 400 Regular Members and other 1300 Individual RemembersCleading ports in China and economies, who are public port authorities, private port operators and government agencies at coastal areas, Yangtze River Valley, Pear River Valley, Beijing-Hangzhou Great Canal and Helongjiang Waterway Area in mainland of China.