Report on the 4th ASEF Meeting
The 4th Asian Shipbuilding Experts’ Forum was held on November 17th and 18th in Kyoto, Japan. This forum was hosted by The Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan (SAJ) and Japan Ship Technology Research Association (JSTRA), with The Korea Shipbuilders’ Association (KOSHIPA) and China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) as co-hosts. The summary of the forum is as follows:
ASEF is continuing its activity with an aim for the shipbuilding industry of Asian region to identify the trends in international regulations and standards relating to shipbuilding industry in order to counteract the tightening of international regulations in recent years, and to foster mutual understandings through opinion exchanges, ultimately contributing to the sound growth of shipbuilding industry as a whole. The first forum was held in Japan in November 2007, followed by the second forum in Korea in November 2008 and the third in China in December 2009.
The outcomes of discussions in the plenary and group sessions were summarized as “Conclusion” .
Through this year’s forum, common understandings were gained on various issues that exert impacts on Asian shipbuilding industry. Another achievement of this year’s forum was construction of new frameworks for deliberation into specifics, including establishment of WG/CG (for study) for resolving issues. Further activation of ASEF activity is expected through activities of WG/CG, in addition to annual forum.
For better outcomes of these WG/CG as well as further development of the forum, The Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan and Japan Ship Technology Research Association intend to continue their efforts in cooperation with shipbuilding experts of Korea, China and other Asian countries in order to improve the position of Asian shipbuilding industry in the world.
Programs and Presentations (Detailed outcome of the conference）