Since its launch in 2016, the maritime and port development database (the knowledge management platform was launched in January of 2016; the public information platform was opened to the public in November of 2016) has integrated structured and unstructured data regarding domestic and international ports, generated relevant statistical analysis reports, and utilized information technology to provide users with a friendly and convenient interface. From 2017 to 2019, for the purposes of system maintenance and promotion, the MPB will be summarizing and integrating information it has collected, establishing relevant categories, and compiling analysis reports according to Taiwan's shipping and port policies. Categories include the new southbound policy, IMO, cruise industry development. The information will be made ready available to relevant agencies, units, experts, scholars and members of the Bureau so they can accommodate international maritime trends and changes.
The MPB will support the promotion of maritime policies and utilize the Maritime and Port Development Database to provide relevant port indicators and expand the database's features. It will also assist the shipping industry to develop in the four major directions of routes, ships, cargo and ports by providing clear and helpful information, and will endeavor in the sharing of resources for the sake of mutual benefit and the promotion of economic cooperation and talent exchange.