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Shipowners and shipyards to meet in Korea

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Mr. Oh Kong-gyun chairman and CEO of the Korean Register

The new Busan headquarters building of the Korean Register is to host the 5th Seoul International Maritime and Shipbuilding Conference (SIMS) on 15 and 16 November 2012

SIMS has grown into the industry’s premier gathering for shipowners and shipbuilders to meet and discuss the pressing issues of the day and this year’s conference will focus on “Mapping smart strategies for the future”. Speakers will represent a range of sectors and geographical perspectives and will debate topics such as where the industry is headed and how to protect the planet. Experts will also investigate the opportunities being presented by the offshore sector and discuss the essential maritime services of law and insurance. In addition, a special seminar focusing on the Ship’s Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) will also be held.

SIMS regularly attracts an audience of around 200 delegates from across the world and is seen as an essential networking forum as well as an important platform to further business interests and to move the industry debate forward.

The conference is organised by the Korea Shipowners’ Association, the Korea Shipbuilders’ Association and the Korean Register (KR). Speaking on behalf of the organizing committee, Dr Oh Kong-gyun, Chairman of KR said:

“This year I am delighted that KR is able to host SIMS in its splendid new headquarters building in the heart of the maritime city of Busan. Our conference majors on the many topical issues surrounding ship operating and ship building and so it is fitting that we will be debating those issues in a city that is home to so many shipping companies and shipyards.

Our speakers are all experts in their own sectors and it is particularly pleasing to see that so many well-known and well-respected industry professionals have chosen to participate. SIMS continues to grow in stature and in reputation and I am looking forward to two days of stimulating and informative debate”

Attendance at SIMS is open to all those with an interest in shipping and shipbuilding and full details are available from www.krs.co.kr


The Korean Register of Shipping is an IACS member classification society established in 1960 with the purpose of promoting safety of life, property and the protection of the marine environment.

Conference agenda

What’s in Store for Shipping?

Dry Bulk Shipping: Where is it headed to?

Mr. Jayendu Krishna (Senior Manager, Drewry Maritime Services)

Chinese Economic Outlook-Focus on Chinese Dry Bulk Commodity

Mr. Jeffrey Landsberg (President, Commodore Research & Consultancy)

Global Economic Outlook in Perspective of Maritime Industry
Mr. Chai Jin Yil (General Manager, Policy and Economy Institute, KR)

Prosperity Analysis of China Shipping Market
Mr. Li Gang (Deputy Secretary General, Shanghai International Shipping Institute)

Fulfilling our Obligations to the Planet

Developing and Using Energy-saving, Cutting-edge Technology

Mr. Koji Jinnouchi (Senior Technical Advisor of Environment Division NYK)

Using technology to reduce Vessel Emissions– What is our final goal?
Dr. Kim Mann-eung (Executive Vice President, New Growth Industry Division, KR)

Calculation Aspects of EEDI and how the Guidelines can be applied in a Manner that truly harvest its potential to reward Energy efficient ships
Mr. Lars Robert Pedersen (Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO)

Development of Green Ship – “Emerald Series-39k BC
Mr. Zhu Zhen Tao (Technical Director, Bestway)

Essential Services

Legal and Liability Issues in Today’s Shipping & Shipbuilding Industries
Mr. Matthew Levitt (Partner, Hogan Lovells’ Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Practice)

The Future of international Shipping and Shipbuilding in a challenging economic and regulatory Environment
Mr. Simon Stonehouse (Chairman, JointHull Risk Assessment Sub-Committee)

Pro-Active Risk Assessment – An Insurers view
Mr. Karl Lumbers (Director, Thomas Miller P&I)

Opportunities from Offshore

Arctic Sea Transportation and Vessel Design

Dr. Soeren Ehlers (Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology))

Engineering and Design Disciplines in Association with Explosion and Fire Risks in Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

Dr. Jeom Kee Paik (Professor, Pusan National University)
Dr. Jerzy Czujko (CEO, Nowatec E&C)

New Trends of Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Mr. Kim Kyung Hee (Senior Manager, Samsung Heavy Industries)

Overview of Worldwide Offshore Wind Technology Development

Dr. Qing Yu (Managing Principal Engineer, ABS)

Offshore IT Convergence – Drilling Simulation Technology
Dr. Kwang Phil Park (Principal Research Engineer, DSME)

Natural Gas Industry and Technologies
Mr. Yang Young Myeung (Head & Vice President, R&D Division, KOGAS)

Hot Topics from the Maritime Industry

ROK’s Project “HORIZON” : Seafarer Fatigue and its Prediction

Dr. Mike Barnett (Head of Maritime Research, Warsash Maritime Academy)

EU policy on the GHG Reduction Measures
Mr. Heiko Kunst  (Policy Coordination Officer in DG Climate Action, European Commission)

Progression of Hardening Ships against Piracy at Sea
Mr. Chris Brown (Technical Advisor, OCIMF)

Latest Updates on MEPC
Dr. Peter Swift (Chairman, KR European Committee)

Special Seminar

Guidelines for Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)

–       Introduction to KR SEEMP

–       SEEMP/EEOI Management System Development Plan

–       IMO GHG Convention (EEDI)

For further information contact:

Ms Choi, Yoon-na, Korean Register of Shipping, ynchoi@krs.co.kr  or Mike Elsom, Navigate PR Ltd, +44 207 369 1656/+44 7968 196077/melsom@navigatepr.com

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