SUMMARY RECORD OF THE ASEF ON ITS 2nd SESSION
At the invitation of The Korea Shipbuilders’ Association (KOSHIPA), the second session of the Asian Shipbuilding Experts’ Forum for International Maritime Technical Initiative (ASEF) was held at Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO), Korea from 12 to 13 November 2008.
The Forum was organized by KOSHIPA; advocated by China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry and the Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan. Japan Ship Technology Research Association served as the secretariat of ASEF.
The program (Discussion Items) of the 2nd ASEF is as follows:
I. Opening and Welcoming Address
Mr. Kyu-Won Park, Chairman of KOSHIPA made opening addresses.
Director General for Core Industries of Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) made welcoming address.
II. Keynote Speech
Mr. Oh Kong-gyun, Chairman of Korea Register of Shipping made a key note speech titled “Our Commitment to Maritimes Safety and Protection of the Marine Environment”
III. Presentations and Discussions
Item 1 Safety Issue 1 - IMO GBS
i) “GBS – a new IMO rule making process – How it impacts the shipbuilding industry”
Mr. Koichi Yoshida, National Maritime Research Institute(Japan)
ii) “Pilot Panel Report of GBS Tier III Verification Process for IACS CSR”
Mr. Man-soo Kim, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (Korea)
iii) Intellectual Property Rights vs. Design Transparency
Mr. O Kitamura, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.(Japan)
Item 2 Safety Issue 2 - IMO PSPC
Mr. Wang Guoping, Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding(Group) Co., Ltd. (China)
ii) “Useful and Reliable Technology,Electric Conductivity : All Soluble Salt Ions”
Mr. Hidehisa Ashida, Oshima Shipbuilding Co., LTD. (Japan)
iii) “Corrosion Protection for COT of Crude Oil Tankers ‘Corrosion-Resistant Steel’”
Mr. Masanori Yoshida, Japan Ship Technology Research Association (Japan)
iv) “The 1st PSPC Experience”
Mr. Yong-woon Kim, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (Korea)
Item 3 Environment Issue 1 – Air Pollution and Ship Recycling
i) “Discussion on NOx Certification Obtainment and NOx Emission Survey on Board for Marine Low Speed Diesel Engine”
Mr. Zhou Weizhong, Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. (China)
ii) “Comments on the Proposed Attained New Ship Design CO2 Index”
Mr. Li Xiaoping, Marine Design & Research Institute of China(China)
iii) “Ship Recycling Convention - What does it require shipbuilders to do?”
Mr. Tasuku Hirabara, Japan Ship Technology Research Association(Japan)
Item 4 Environment Issue 2 - Ballast Water Management Convention and Current Technology Development of Ballast Water Treatment System
i) “Recent Application on Regulation for Ballast Water Treatment in Ship Design”
Mr. Lu Changrong, Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (China)
ii) “Recent Development of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies”
Mr. Ki-hoon Han, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., LTD. (Korea)
EXTRA MEETING ON IMO GBS
The IMO GBS is one of the most important issues for the shipbuilders, and the main topic of the ASEF 2008 accordingly. For the detail and technical discussions on this issue, an extra meeting was arranged as follows:
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008
Venue: The City7 Pullman Ambassador Hotel (ORIOX hall, 2nd Floor)
Attendance: 24 experts from China, Korea and Japan.
i) Reviews and more discussions on the ASEF presentations:
- Impacts of GBS on the shipbuilding industry
by Mr. K. Shibasaki
- Issues from the Pilot Project for Tier III by Mr. M. S. Kim
- Intellectual Property Rights vs. Design Transparency
by Mr. O. Kitamura
13th Nov, 2008
Establishment of ASEF
(ASEF: Asian Shipbuilding Experts’ Forum for International Maritime Technical Initiative)
I Purpose of ASEF
The ASEF is intended to allow participants to establish clear channels of communication and to engage in dialogue concerning common matters related to international technical regulations and international standards, which can significantly affect shipbuilding industries. The ASEF is also intended to enhance mutual understanding among shipbuilding engineers throughout Asia; to express internationally relevant opinions; and ultimately to promote maritime safety and environmental conservation.
II Organization of ASEF
1 The Organizer shall convene and manage an ASEF at least once a year.
2 The Organizer shall call on a coordinator of ASEF.
3 The Organizer is responsible for selecting ASEF themes from significant international maritime technical regulations and related international standards. Each theme will be discussed by all participants after experts' presentation addressing controversial points
4 While there is no mandate to reach agreement on the themes to be discussed, the Organizer will compile the summary of the discussion.
5 At an event of each year’s ASEF meeting, the Organizer will determine the organization to serve as the ASEF Organizer for the subsequent year. Although the term of responsibility is one year, re-election will be permitted.
6 The Secretariat of ASEF shall be established in Japan Ship Technology Research Association (JSTRA) for the time being (until the next ASEF). The Secretariat of ASEF shall fully cooperate with the Organizer and shall plan for the future ASEF to submit proposals for Participants in ASEF etc.
III Membership of ASEF
Full membership shall be granted to technical engineers and/or representatives of organizations involved in shipbuilding industries in Asia (shipbuilding, ship repairing and ship machinery manufacturing) and relevant R&D institutions. Governmental organizations and societies related to ships and ship classification may attend the ASEF as observer.
IV Budget issues, including payment of expenses
Operating expenses for each ASEF shall be the responsibility of the Organizer. Costs incurred for participation in ASEF shall be paid by each participant.
V Future challenges
ASEF will explore the establishment of NGO with IMO-Consultative status.