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2012-10-26 10:04:45

New order declines, profit narrows - global ship enterprises all confront these problems in the depressed market. However, ship trading activities have kept the increasing momentum since the beginning of the year in the context of global industry slack and economic recession. Some market sectors have seen the light of recovery……
In order to set up an open platform for ship industry and to promote more ship-related cooperation.
WWW.ESHIPTRADING.COM is going to held its third member salon in Shanghai International Shipping Service Center I n this December.

The salon will mainly focus on ship-related cooperation, including following topics:
 Exchange on ship-related projects as secondhand S&P, newbuilding, ship financing, ship recycling, scrapping and ship management, etc.;
 Reviews on ship industry of H2 2012 and prospects for ship trading in 2013;
 Discussion among ship owners, shipyard operators, shipbrokers and ship-related web media.

Global shipbrokers, directors and business executives from ship enterprises with supply and demand information listed in Topic 1 are warmly welcomed to attend the salon.

Online registration:
Ms. Yan: +86-21-68867262
Mr. Yang: +86-21-68887261

2012-10-25 11:16:58

China has big capacity and resources for the marine industry. Under the current depressed shipbuilding market, the nation should greatly develop the ocean economy to better use the facilities, Fang Shujia, vice president of the Chinese Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (CSNAME) said during the 2012 Shiptec in Dalian yesterday.
The ocean economy should be a new development trend for China shipbuilding industry. The nation has 6,200 non-residential islands, which are big resources to develop offshore, yacht, cruise, passenger-roro vessels, fishing boats and tourism. Fang said: “The shipbuilding downturn makes many facilities stop operation, that is a waste of resources, and that is why we should develop ocean economy to make the capacity work again.” He added: “The shipbuilding industry is difficult at present, we should support the development of relevant industries, and that would be a long-term strategy.

2012-10-24 16:36:04

Shiptec China 2012, the biennial maritime exhibition, take place from October 23 to 26 in Dalian, China and will set new records in terms of participation.
The 10th edition of Shiptec China is expected to attract 600 exhibiting companies and 23,000 professional visitors.
Six international pavilions will be present in this year's Shiptec including Denmark, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway and the Netherlands.
Seven IACS member class societies were registered again like ABS, CCS, ClassNK, DNV, GL, KR and RINA.
Leading international marine and technology suppliers will be exhibiting at Shiptec, including ABB, CATERPILLAR, MAN, WARTSILA, FEIN, YANMAR, PANASIA, NK, Mann+Hummel, Boll +Kirch, KONGSBERG, DSM Dyneema, LTI, etc.
Korea Marine Equipment Association (KOMEA) manages Korean Pavilion at ‘Shiptec China 2012’ jointly with Korea-Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) from October 23 to 26.
KOMEA expressed its plans to enhance Korean marine equipment makers' overseas marketing over China, by taking part in Shiptec China.
Recently most of China's small-and-medium sized shipyards stay in the doldrums, however, as larger shipbuilders begin to build high-value vessels, such as offshore related unit/vessel, green ship, etc., KOMEA hopes to find new demand.
Shiptec China 2012 will give an opportunity in promoting products and establishing trust with shipowners.
As held in Dalian, where Korean major shipyards have entered, including STX Dalian, Samsung Heavy Industries, etc., Korean domestic equipment manufacturers will be easier to build export base.
China's shipbuilders and equipment makers, such as CSIC, CSSC, CSC Shipbuilding, etc., participate in the exhibition.
As for Korean participants, there are 21 equipment manufacturers, such as NK, STACO, Tanktech, Donghae Machinery, Shin Heung ENG, Ra In Ho, etc., as well as four related institutions.
KOMEA said that with 'Export' as its biggest project, it will develop various program.

2012-10-24 15:39:22

Today Joep Athmer, the Director of Van Oord Offshore and Member of Offshore Energy Committee of Recommendation wished a warm welcome to the visitors of the Offshore Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012 on behalf of Navingo.
The exhibition is being held in Amsterdam RAI for the second time in a row on a 12,000 m2 exhibition space and welcomes around 6,500 dedicated and driven offshore professionals from over 30 nationalities.
Mr. Athmer wished a special welcome to distinguished guests, namely the Ambassador of Mexico, Ambassador of Iraq, Pemex Delegation from Mexico and also many other international and national visitors.
Robert Kleiburg, Chief Operating Officer at Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands delivered a key note speech on Energy Transition – Business Opportunities in Offshore Energy.
While speaking on the ambitions the European Union has set for the 2050 he said that it will be very challenging to attain those goals, however natural gas is likely to play an important role in the energy transition. What is more, when it comes to business opportunities there is a great potential in renewable energy technologies, especially in the offshore sector.

2012-10-12 16:54:41

In the overall depressed shipping and shipbuilding market, transaction activities of newbuilds and secondhand ships have kept a low tone since the beginning of this year. The exchange of information among seller, buyer, owner and broker becomes more important.
In the situation, Eshiptrading.com has held the second shipbroker’s salon on September 26 and brought an excellent opportunity for domestic brokers and owners to better reach transactions. 
Totally about 30 brokers and owners (all are members of Eshiptrading.com) with available ship S&P information attended the salon and share their resources and viewpoints with each other.
Shipyard representative on the salon revealed that the order drought still goes on in China and many shipyards are trying business transformation. However, shipbrokers all agree on that demand for offshore plants, engineering ships and special ships are still strong despite the overall slack. Besides, Jason Yu, CEO of Shanghai Jiuhe Ship Import & Export pointed out the potential of some South East Asian countries and Middle East areas are still expectable.
The representative of China CITIC Bank Mr. Huang says that they care more about the recovery of the market.  Mr. Huang reveals that currently financial support for ship industry is strictly limited due to the depression.
On the salon, Shanghai Quanya and Shanghai Ruiwei separately put a 3600PS tug and a 400-person DP2 accommodation barge for sale. China Huahan Industry and Trade is planning to resell a CCS-classed 57,000dwt bulker. All the participants were trying to promote ships for sale at hand or stated the ships they wanted.
The salon mainly concentrated on ships for sales and purchase as well as the current ship trading market in China. The participants are all the members of Eshiptrading and the resources are also available on
WWW.ESHIPTRADING.COM. We will hold similar salon regularly in Shanghai, please feel free to contact us if you have any interests in our salon or the ships.

2012-10-12 09:27:29

One of NAVIGATOR LTD. most important and widely – recognized activities is the organization of NAVIGATOR  Maritime Conference, the first Conference under private initiative in Greece held with great success since 2001.
NAVIGATOR Maritime Conference each year attracts more than 400 prominent personalities from the Greek and International Shipping Community (Ship Owners, CEO, Executive Directors, General Managers, Operations/Technical/Supply/Crew Managers, Environmental Experts and others).
NAVIGATOR Conference is honored by the insight of experienced Speakers, including widely-known and successful Shipowners, Ambassadors, distinguished industry representatives and shipping specialists. It is widely covered in the Greek shipping press, supported by a range of important shipping organizations and generously sponsored a number of prestigious maritime companies involved in various industry sectors and members of NAVIGATOR ltd international umbrella.
The 11th NAVIGATOR Maritime Conference, on 7th November 2012 at the Athenaeum InterContinental – Athens from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs, will address the latest developments on:
• Shipping Market & Piracy / Moderator: Nigel Lowry, Journalist, LLOYD'S LIST
• Foreign Ambassadors and Chambers’ Representatives Session / Moderator: Emmanuel Vordonis
• Maritime Education / Moderator : Ilias Bissias, Director of NAFTIKA CHRONIKA Magazine and Member of the Research in ShIpping and Ports Laboratory (RESHIP/ EDINALE) of the University of the Aegean
Shipping Market Trends & Technical Issues / Moderator: Prof. Ioannis Tzoannos, Athens University of Economics
• and Business, with technical Forums hosted by ADMIRALTY, CARGOTEC Greece Ltd / Macgregor, FURUNO Hellas S.A. and VISWA LAB.
Following the presentation on the occasion of the 100-year anniversary from the birth of Odysseas Elytis in 2011 Conference, this year’s cultural event will be the ελculture cultural organisation presentation of two new projects related to the seaways and the Greek maritime transports. The first one is Aegenale -a cultural platform that aims to establish the Aegean Sea as a crossroad of cultures featuring actions such as the creation of an open-air gallery and the accommodation of musicians from countries of the South-East Mediterranean in the Cyclades and the islands of the North Aegean Sea.
The second project deals with the Sea Bonds. It is an artist residency program that is going to take place in professional fleets, the main objective of which is the creation of artworks inspired by seafaring. The artworks will make a tour in maritime museums across Greece as well as at the headquarters of the associate maritime company in Greece and abroad. The entire action will be documented on a high quality documentary in order to be utilized by the maritime company for the promotion of its work.
Participation is free of charge for the Greek Decision Makers.
NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS LTD. is successfully offering its services to all Greek-based Shipping Companies, exclusively representing a Network of the most distinguished Service Providers of the International Maritime Industry, such as Towing Companies, Agencies, Fuel Analysis and Fuel Management (VISWA LAB), Underwater Hull Cleaning (ALFONS HAKANS) and DA’s processing and auditing Company (DIABOS).
Through a modern and sophisticated Marketing Plan, NAVIGATOR LTD. main task is to promote our Worldwide Network services to the Greek Shipping Community, while offering the highest quality of services and the most competitive prices to the Greek Decision Makers.
Its unique services and remarkable course rank NAVIGATOR LTD. as one of the Top Representation Houses in Greece.

2012-10-12 09:03:39

[October 11 2012, Hong Kong] Recently, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government issued the “The 12th Five-Year Plan for Speeding up the construction of Shanghai International Shipping Center”. Following the general requirement of speeding up the construction of “Four Centers” and fulfilling the “Four Firsts”, accelerating the allocation of resources for the international shipping centre, developing high-end shipping services and quickening shipping power are the core values of the scheme. Gathering cargoes, vessels, enterprises, human resources, information technology and techniques are the core elements of the strategy for improving global shipping resources, as part of the aim to build a stronger international shipping centre.
Marintec China was founded in 1981 and has witnessed the progress and development of the Chinese and global maritime industry. Marintec China is now the largest maritime trade show in Asia, and is recognized as one of the top maritime events in the world. In the release of “The 12th Five-Year Plan for Speeding up the construction of Shanghai International Shipping Center”, Marintec China has been included in the plan to promote maritime cultural construction. “China Maritime Museum, Shanghai International Shipping Forum, Marintec China and Maritime Day of China are key elements for maximizing the social impact of the Shanghai international shipping centre, so as to promote the development of the maritime industry. The “Shanghai International Shipping Forum” has been incorporated as one of the forums for discussion in the Senior Maritime Forum starting from 2011, signifying the prominence of Marintec China in the “12th Five Year Plan”.
Retaining the principle of “Rooted in Shanghai, Backed by China, Serve the World”, Marintec China is going to be stronger and more innovative in the future, and more importantly will be playing a greater role in the construction of an international shipping centre in Shanghai.

2012-09-13 13:05:02

Name: Shiptec China 2012
            10th International Shipbuilding, Marine Equipment and Offshore Engineering Exhibition for China
Date: 23 - 26 October, 2012(Tuesday - Friday)
Venue: Dalian World Expo Center, Dalian, Liaoning Prov., the People’s Republic of China
Sponsored by:  China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry, China Shipowners’ Association, Chinese Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, Dalian Municipal People’s Government
Organized and Managed by:  Dalian Xinghai Exhibitions Co., Ltd.

Shiptec China, the new brand developed from Shiport China, is dedicated to continue serving the maritime industry since the year of 2010. The mission of Shiport China, established in 1998 and developed through the past twelve years, will be carried on.
In 2010, its previous edition, Shiptec China, attracted 436 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions on an exhibition area of 20,300 square meters. More than 12,800 visitors were recorded during the 3 days exhibition cum forums, academic conference and seminars. This represents a 15% increase in the number of visitors, reflecting that more and more attention was being drawn from the world maritime industry. The scale of the show has grown increasingly larger, as well as the scope of products on display.
Shiptec China is scheduled to take place 23 - 26 October 2012 at Dalian World Expo Center in Dalian, the beautiful seashore city renown for its shipbuilding industry and geographic shipping advantages. Shiptec China will be the largest and most influential maritime industry fair in North China, and it will be playing a much more important role to link up different sectors and industry players of ports, shipping and shipbuilding and to drive a healthy and sustained development of the world maritime industry.


2012-09-13 09:05:58

Global shipbuilding centre is moving to Asia gradually, as well as global ship finance market. China has entered top 3 club of shipbuilding. Meanwhile, Chinese ship finance market is expanding. Chinese banks occupied 5% of global ship finance share. Will it keep increasing in coming years? Is it possible for China to become the center of global ship finance?

We are reaching out in regards to our upcoming 4th Annual Shipping Finance Services Summit in Shanghai, China December 5th-6th, 2012. Seeing as you are an executive in the industry, we believe you would be a perfect fit for this event and would love to get you on board. This is an opportunity to not only gain access to knowledge and new solutions, but also for intensive peer to peer networking. 

This summit will be an in-depth and exclusive event focusing on most recent trends in:
Emerging shipping markets
The Asian region equity and debt finance
The rising role of ECAs
Developments in the shipping market and the prospects for shipbuilding
Financial leasing opportunities in China
Maritime law environment and arbitrage
Latest government policy on tax, insurance
Global FFA market and its development in China
International shipping center development in Shanghai etc.

If you wish to contribute to The 4th Shipping Finance Service Summit 2012 as a speaker, delegate, sponsor or exhibitor, please contact us A.S.A.P.

For more information on the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities,
Please contact Leo Lan at +86 21 5242 8098, or
For more information on the many speaker and marketing opportunities,
please contact Daniel Chen at +86 21 5242 8118, or

To Register: Visit http://sfs2012.shinemediaworld.com or call +86 21 5242 8098

2012-09-12 09:50:37

Offshore Support Vessel World Forum (OSV World 2012), was held on 11-12 Sep 2012 in Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel. The event is jointly presented by The Oriental Pro-Energy Consulting Organization (Topco) and Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group. OSV World 2012 has attracted more than a hundred industry professionals. It is a platform for oil and gas producers, designers, builders, OSV owners, operators, contractors, classification societies, equipment suppliers and legal/financial service units to discuss and address the future opportunities and challenges.
Carrying the theme of “Maximizing Commercial Opportunities Amid OSV Market Recovery By Meeting New Technical Challenges and Regulations”, the event falls into four tracks respectively touching on market fundamentals, technical, legal & financial service and regulation issues. The conference is chaired by Gunnar Larsen, Senior Vice President Market & Business Development for Havyard Group AS. More than 20 speakers and panelists have shared their experiences and perspectives at the conference.
In the first track on September 11, Cai Tian, Deputy General Manager of Shipping Division for China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL), analyzes the status of Chinese offshore market and OSV demands. Jiang Qiang, CO-CEO for Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group gives a presentation entitled “Riding the Waves as Niche Market Leader” to assess the critical role of China’s OSV sector and shares Sinopacific’s successful experiences in developing its niche market, such as prospective of strategic drivers and technology innovation on OSV R&D, production and finance. Gunnar Larsen leads the technical track and representatives from Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co.,Ltd of CSIC, Ulstein, Wartsila and Platou give their updates on key design & technology trends in OSV sector.
Day Two focuses on legal, financial service and regulation issues. Wikborg Rein Law Firm’s presentation highlights the legal standard and protection for shipbuilding contract. The Export-Import Bank of China and China Minsheng Bank Co.,Ltd addresses the current status and future trend of finance as well as the role of Chinese banks in funding global OSVs.
The event also features panel discussion, Q&A as well as a mini-exhibition. The panel draws interaction from audience to discuss how to maintain tight collaboration amid OSV owners, shipyards, design and equipment suppliers in China. Optimism is returning to the global offshore markets, supported by the prompting more yards to wade into the OSV market. China has emerged as largest contributor to the explosive growth in world’s OSV market place and many Chinese shipyards are flocking to the OSV market. But challenges and uncertainties need to be addressed by enhance their own competitiveness.
On September 13, 51 delegates are going on a yard trip to the world’s top OSV builder Zhejiang Shipbuilding owned by Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, which co-organizes the event with the leading event organizer Topco. In order to set up the most influent communication platform for OSV sector in China, the first cooperation for both sides aims to improving the development of the offshore engineering industry and helping the Chinese OSV shipbuilders take more global market shares by the first ship yard visit.
As an eminent networking platform for OSV industry, the event is also sponsored by Wartsila China, Havyard, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited, LTI Steel Wire Rope (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd, Stonel(USA)/ Pt-BRIDGE(Shanghai,China) and GSHYDRO Piping System, with the supports of Shanghai International Shipping Institute, UCIBN, chinaoffshore.com.cn, The Shanghai Shipbrokers Association (SSA) and CNPI.

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