Dalian: In just under seven months’ time marine professionals from China and around the world will be gathering for the opening of Shiptec China 2014 at the Dalian World Expo Center. Taking place between the 21st and 24th October, it is the 11th holding of this increasingly important event and the organisers have now confirmed many aspects of the forthcoming event.
This year’s event will feature increased participation from those Chinese shipyards that have received over 80% of the ship and offshore platform orders placed in China. CSSC has confirmed its further participation in the exhibition, while CSIC, COSCO Shipbuilding, CSC Shipbuiling and China Shipping are coordinating with the organisers for their participation. These yards will present their capabilities in research and design of green ships and their competence for offshore drilling platforms, as well as their overall building capabilities.
Internationally, Norwegian Maritime Exporters, Holland Marine Equipment, the German Marine and Offshore Equipment Industries Association, the Danish Marine Group and the Korean Marine Equipment Association are amongst those countries and trade organisations who have already booked pavilions at the exhibition.
Conferences, to be run in parallel with the exhibition, are an important part of Shiptec China.
Topics to be covered include ship finance, ballast water management, vessel performance, Arctic shipping, Arctic design, and the control of emissions. Innovation Norway is working closely with the organisers to host the Norwegian Technology Forum to facilitate further contact between the maritime industries of Norway and China.
Visits to local shipyards are also being planned.
SinoShip will be exhibiting at the show again and looks forward to meeting many readers at the event. [26/03/14]