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2014-04-04 11:49:41

Currently the order book is dominated by Chinese yards, with 35% of orders being fulfilled in China, the US is second with 13%. Korea and Singapore are being drawn to the offshore market as vessel sizes increase, spurred by favorable workloads in time and cgt terms. Japan is also becoming a more attractive country to place orders in as the Yen weakens and Japanese shipbuilding quality and slot availability remains high according to Luthwaite. According to the report from China Ship Industry Association, Chinese OSV market will remain its top position in the world and welcome a further prosperity in offshore equipment market in 2014. Under this background, CDMC Events will be presenting the 2nd Asia OSV Summit 2014 on Nov 13,14, 2014 in Shanghai, China.

Key topics to be involved including Analysis of Emerging Offshore Activity in Asia, Demand of Offshore Support Vessels Owners and Operators, Discoveries: Offshore Projects and Future Growth Opportunities and Challenges, Expanding the Boundaries in Deep Water Operations, Offshore Engineering and OSV Operations in the South China Sea, Learn From the E&P Market in the Future Development Direction, Overview of the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) Industry in Catering for Various Markets and Fleet Management and the New Development Strategy and etc.

Partial previous attendees are from Seatronics, Expro Group, Sumitomo Corp, Prosafe Offshore Limited, Alatas Crane Services Worldwide Hong Kong Ltd, Oceaneering International Inc, Scottish Development International, Braemar Technical Services (Offshore) VN, Tenaris, Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd, MES-Engineering VietNam JSC Co., PT AIG Insurance Indonesia (AIG) and etc.

The conference enjoyed good reputation from last edition, delegates from Zamil Offshore commented:” Asia Offshore Support Vessel Summit 2013 held in JW. Marriott-Kuala Lumpur June 20-21 was a good opportunity for Zamil Offshore to meet offshore marine industry players from not only from South East Asia but also from different global companies. The summit topics as well as the form constituted good platform for exchange of technical performance and market trends information”, “Very well-organized conference with a pleasant atmosphere. I greatly appreciated the good networking platform the conference provided” Delegates from Wartsila.

Under the theme of tackling the opportunities of OSV industry development, more than 330 Offshore Support Vessel senior management personnel will attend the upcoming conference, more than 25 International Speakers will share their opinions, 20+ Sessions will be conducted, 40 one-on-one Partnering Meetings, 3 Roundtable Discussions as well as the Award Ceremony will be made.

The event will address ever-changing industry trend relevant to ship-owners, shipbuilders and energy companies. In an innovative interactive format, this summit brings you professional information and personalized commercial solutions to help connect different players in the OSV ecosystem.

CDMC, Contact:Elva QIU,  Email:elvaq@cdmc.org.cn

2013-12-03 10:58:15

Engine manufacturer Wartsila is continuing to build up its presence in China as more complex vessels are manufactured by the country’s shipyards.

“From 35 years of success and growth in China we have a long history and presence in China and we are still expanding on that,” Hans Laheji, area sales director for Wartsila Ship Power, told a media briefing at Marintec China 2013 on Monday.

Laheji noted the shift the company was seeing by Chinese yards to building more high value vessels in sectors such offshore marine. “More complex vessels are being manufactured in China,” he said.

Such projects require greater on the ground support and he said: “We have at this about 50 people in project management, engineering and application support here in China to be close to the customers and where the vessels are built.”

Wartsila is also building on its physical presence in China which now consists of two fully owned factories, five joint ventures, eight licenses and eight service centres. “This local presence is very important,” he said.

In June 2011 the company added controllable pitch propeller manufacture to its 55/45% joint venture between Wartsila and CSSC. “We build now the majority of propellers here in China,” Laheji said.

Next year a new site in Zhuhai will start operations in where the company is going to manufacture a range of four-stroke engines with annual capacity of 400 units per year.

2013-12-03 10:12:52

As an effort to expand exports of medium and small sized promising companies in shipbuilding and offshore industries, Ulsan City of Korea dispatches six enterprises including Shin Hung Precision Ind. Co. and etc. to ‘Marintec China 2013’ held in China during December 3-6, jointly with Ulsan Economic Promotion Agency.

As one of the world’s top five exhibitions, ‘Marintec China 2013’ will run 6,000 booths participated by 1,265 companies from 32 countries around the world, such as the US, Germany and so on.

The dispatched enterprises are Shin Hung Precision Ind. Co., USIS, ACE engineering, NET, LUXCO, Daehwa Engineering and so on.

Particularly, 11 enrolled students from University of Ulsan, who were chosen during industry-university co-operated curriculum for training technology-specialized translators, will accompany the dispatched enterprises to take charge of promoting their products and technologies, consulting with buyers and so on.

2013-10-30 09:22:38

Rotterdam, October 28th 2013; It is the most important international maritime Trade show of the Netherlands, Europort 2013.

38 companies participate in one of the two Maritime by Holland Pavilions. In addition, 24 companies present the newest technology developments in the 6 Advanced Technology Conferences and 50 Dutch companies participate in the International Green Route. Europort 2013 takes place from November 5 until November 8 in Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Advanced Technology Conferences
Each Advanced Technology Conference consists of a  two hour lasting program. The sessions are being held in English and will take place in the Europort Theatre which is located between hall 1 and hall 2. Leading companies per maritime subsector will present the newest technologies. There is also room for discussion which will create an opportunity for the audience to share their knowledge and experience. The following subsectors will be discussed; Mega Yachts, Sea Shipping, Workboats, Offshore, Inland Navigation, Construction Vessels. For a complete overview of each ATC click here.

Green Route
With 50 different participants of the Green Route, ´green´ oriented visitors of Europort can walk this green route and see the very latest sustainable products, innovations and vessels from the maritime industry. Navigating through this route is easy using the ´Europort App´ on the smart phone or by using the floor plan.  

Maritime by Holland networking reception
This unique, always well-attended business networking event will take place on Thursday 7 November starting at 6 pm in the Holland Lounge of the Maritime by Holland Pavilion in Hall 1.

Maritime by Holland Catalogue 2014
The Dutch shipbuilding industry and maritime equipment suppliers bundled in one catalogue. During the first day of Europort Holland Shipbuilding Association will present the Maritime by Holland Catalogue 2014. With approximately 200 English company profiles of the members of the Holland Shipbuilding Association this catalogue is an indispensable reference book. Visitors of Europort can pick up a complimentary catalogue in the Maritime by Holland Pavilion in hall 1 and hall 8.

Participants of the Maritime by Holland Pavilion hall 1
Action-Hydro BV - Aquality BV - Brevini Group - CSI Control Systems - Deno Compressors BV - Discom BV - Future Pipe Industries - Geberit BV - Intertech BV - Groot Ship Design - Loggers BV - Nijhuis Pompen BV - NRF BV - N.R.Koeling BV - Roemeg BV - Rotor BV + Regal Beloit BV - Soottech BV - Staco Europe BV - Straaltechniek International BV – TKF – Trinoxx – Winteb - Wouter Witzel EuroValve BV - WRS Group - Yanmar Europe.

Participants of the Maritime by Holland Pavilion hall 8
Centraalstaal BV – CIG - Köco/K.S.M. Holland - Kolmer Elektromotoren BV - Koninklijke Niestern Sander BV – MARIN - Numeriek Centrum Groningen BV - Oliveira Hydro, Marine & Shipping - SEC Groningen BV - Shipkits BV – TNO - VDL Klima BV - Vuyk Engineering Groningen BV.

This is Maritime by Holland
Maritime by Holland is a joint initiative of the 11,000 companies within a 100 km radius, powering the maritime cluster in Holland. Entire industries with a global leadership position. Together, the Dutch maritime sector generates social and economic value for clients worldwide through an unbeatable combination of expertise, imagination and collaboration.

Powered by HME
The Maritime by Holland Pavilions and other activities as named in this press release are being organised by HME. HME supports maritime companies by organising projects in the field of international trade, innovation and professional training. HME is part of Holland Shipbuilding Association.

2013-10-30 09:15:43

Yoon Sang-Jik, Minister of Trade, Industry & Energy of Korea, had a meeting regarding investment and employment with presidential committees of domestic top 30 groups at Lotte Hotel Seoul on October 29.

While recent Korean economy experienced 1% level of growth for two quarters in a row with a favorable trend of export, expectation towards economy recovery develops, for instance, the number of employees increased by more than 400,000 for two consecutive months and so on. Minister and vice-ministers of the government’s financial department and presidential committees of top 30 groups put head together and discussed measures to actualize the expectation of economic recovery with investment and employment in fields.

At the meeting, minister Yoon called for aggressive management activities during the remainder of the fourth quarter in order for the top 30 group’s plan to make KRW 155trn ($146.1bn) investment and employment of 140,000 people to be 100% realized for this year.

Moreover, Yoon said that Korea’s export performance is very likely to renew the record high that a momentum for economic recovery, which occurred after a long interval, needs to be led to a continuous growth trend.

The minister added, "Most of large enterprises attending the meeting considered that the economy ‘got better’,” and said, “Particularly, shipbuilding and offshore plant sectors were said to be confronting the end of long tunnel, so I was relieved.”

From shipbuilding industry, Kim Oi-Hyun, president of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Koh Young-Youl, vice president of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and others attended the meeting.

2013-07-31 17:22:49

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Time: August 16. 2013
Location: Shanghai Purple Mountain Hotel
Participants: Bulker owner, shipbroker, management company and other non-traditional company interested in dry bulk market.

After years of recession, dry bulk market is now opening its arms for the coming turning point. In its  “Dry Bulk Momentum Report”, Pareto Securities points out that global dry bulk shipping demand is expected to outpace capacity growth in the second half of 2013 and the fleet utilization ratio is likely to see recovery for the first time in the overall market revamp. The dry bulk market balance is turning positive...
The lasting high delivery level has kept depressed shipowner’s profits in the past few years, however, current freight rates have stopped declining and come to an stable level. The dry bulk market is to embrace more challenges and opportunities!

To share the updating development, overall market analysis, domestic and overseas demand, domestic bulker shipbuilding and the prospects of dry bulk market.
To explore cooperations and opportunities in dry bulk market and to share the information of ships for emergency sale and purchase from Shanghai Jiuhe Ship Import & Export Corp. Ltd.
Communication and exchange among bulker shipowners, shipbrokers and management companies.

To set up an platform for exchange and communication, to explore transaction and cooperation opportunities.

2013-07-29 10:32:55

In the recent China Shipping Financing and Leasing Summit organised by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE), Wang Jianmin, vice president of SSE, said the government will introduce favourable policies to support the depressed shipping industry, including shipping tax cuts or exemption and subsidies for old vessel recycling in the second half of this year.
Wu Xingbao, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, said Shanghai will also offer more support in the ship financial leasing sector. “Financial leasing will help shipping companies ease their financial pressure and deal with the periodical fluctuation in the shipping industry,” he said.
“Currently shipping companies find it harder to get financing from banks,” said an official from the bank industry, “the banks have tightened their loan policy to shipping companies, and most of the loans are only offered to large state-owned companies,” the official said.

2013-06-20 16:54:11

On 20th June, the 3rd (2013) China Shipbuilding & International Ship-trading Summit is held in Ningbo Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts. The summit gathers well-known experts, famous shipping & shipbuilding enterprises decision-makers and relevant government officials both at home and abroad. as the third summit for shipbuilding and ship-trading co-organized by the Associations of Shipbuilding Industry in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, all the participants together endeavor to address the current difficulties and explore development strategies for ship-related enterprises.
Currently, global shipbuilding industry is confronted with numerous difficulties: continuing global shipping downturn, declining new orders, rising delivery delay, growing intensified competition, increasing difficult financing, soaring shipbuilding cost, sluggish economic environment, etc. All these severely hinder the paces for ship-related companies’ development.
At the summit, outstanding experts from relevant national ministries and administrations make in-depth analysis on the development and future roads of Chinese shipbuilding industry under new IMO regulations. Senior representatives from famous shipbuilders, shipowners, shipbrokers and ship financing institutions share their experience and in-depth opinions about the current market. Besides, the participants also benefit a lot from the speeches about ship-related laws and contracts.
The speakers and the participants sincerely and ardently exchange and share their understandings and try to find answers for their questions about the mixed market from each other. Elite people from different areas eagerly enrich their knowledge about current shipping and shipbuilding industry as well as related fields.  
The summit provides a good opportunity for all the shipbuilding enterprises and shipowners to optimize their production and management to embrace the next market peak.

2013-06-08 10:15:42

We take a look back at who said what at Nor- Shipping 2013 and the issues that got people talking.
"It may sound counter-intuitive to argue for taxes on bunker fuel during a shipping downturn, but I think this is manageable.” Andreas Sohmen-Pao, BW Group chairman puts the case for a bunker tax.
“We have to know shipping activities in this region [the Arctic] are quite different.” Trond Griske, Norway’s Minister of Trade & Industry talking about shipping in the Arctic.
“If enforcement is not sufficient those not following the rules get a competitive advantage.” Claus Hemmingson, partner and member of the board of AP Moller – Maersk argues that ECAs must be strictly enforced for a level playing field.
“The safety trend in the industry has not really improved. The trend line if we look at the last 20 years is actually on the up.” Tor Svensen, coo Asia – Pacific and president oil and gas for DNV, mulls the idea of an ISM Code II.
“The issue of invasive species is comparable to climate change. The issue of invasive species is invisible still.” WWF – Norway adviser Lars Erk Mangse on the urgent need to ratify the Ballast Water Management Convention.
“Europe has become one of ClassNK’s fastest growing markets.” Noburu Ueda talks about ClassNK’s aggressive growth in Europe.
"Business plans of companies sitting in this room within five years will have autonomous platforms and vehicles that are doing manipulation in the ocean." Prof David Lane, Herriot-Watt University, talking about how automation will rise in the offshore industry.
“Adventure is just bad planning.”  Trond Griske, Norway’s Minister of Trade & Industry quoting Roald Amundsen, Norwegian Arctic explorer.

2013-05-10 13:27:58

AVEVA announced that the AVEVA World Summit 2013 is being held from 30 October - 1 November in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  
Customers from across the world’s process plant, power and marine industries are invited to the Summit, which is once again being held as a single global event.
“Responding to delegate input, we have evolved the Summit to include dedicated agendas for plant Owner Operators, EPCs and shipbuilders” explained Mat Truche-Gordon, Executive Vice-President – Business Strategy and Marketing.
“Focusing on the business needs of our core customer groups in dedicated sessions, while bringing together key decision makers from across industry sectors in the joint sessions, will help our delegates target the topics specific to their industry and learn from the exchange of ideas only offered by a global, multi-industry event.”
“At the AVEVA World Summit 2012 in Paris, we welcomed a diverse group of delegates to share their business challenges and learn from each other’s experience” continued Mr. Truche-Gordon.
“Like last year, when we launched the groundbreaking AVEVA Everything3D, we will once again be making exciting new product announcements and updating our customers on the latest developments in existing products and strategies. Holding a single global event proved a resounding success and Boston is a great city to host us this year. 2012 was a really successful Summit; 2013 will be even better!”
Serving both the plant and marine industries, the AVEVA World Summit features a mix of speakers that include customers presenting real-world case studies, AVEVA senior management and industry partners. The Summit agendas are specifically designed to provide mid-level and senior management decision makers with information on strategic industry issues and the role of innovation and technology.
As befits a leader in the high technology software industry, AVEVA will host the Summit’s gala dinner on Thursday 31 October at one of the world's largest science centres, the Museum of Science, Boston. It is Boston's most visited cultural institution. Located on the Charles River, it offers inspiring and unique views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.
Guest speakers at last year’s Summit included Shell, Microsoft, Jacobs, Samsung Heavy Industries, AMEC, Worley Parsons, Petrofac, Guangxin Shipbuilding, Lockheed Martin and Technip.
Registration and Call for Presentations is now open on the AVEVA World Summit 2013 website at

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