Shipping needs innovation to protect environment say Sekimizu, Lepage
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 | 14:30
“The shipping industry has to be supported by new ways of idea, innovative way of handling, new technology and innovation”: the whole shipping community is still buzzing today with IMO President Koji Sekimizu’s tribute to technological innovation, expressed a few days ago at the Singapore Maritime Week.
Mr. Sekimizu’s declaration echoes a growing mindset within the maritime world, with several high-level experts and decision-makers recently urging to put technological innovation on the top of the agenda.
“Innovation is the only way for the maritime industry to overcome the key challenges and meet the increasing demands for greater efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability” said Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at a BIMCO conference during the Singapore Maritime Week.
Last January, the President of the European Parliament Seas and Coastal areas Intergroup, Mme Corinne Lepage, made the same assessment “Europe risks to miss the 3rdindustrial revolution if we do not invest right now in the Research & Innovation, capitalizing on existing sectors. In Europe, we have strong know-how in shipbuilding and ship repair, we must support and promote our expertise”.
The Maritime Passive Safety Association share the same vision to shape shipping’s future with technological innovation. Our members, manufacturers and service providers to the shipping industry, are strongly committed to delivering cutting-edge technologies services in the field of accidental pollutions at sea. At the vanguard of technological creativity, the Maritime Passive Safety Association plays a leading role in this new wave towards a more sustainable shipping industry.
Source: Maritime Passive Safety
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