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CHINA MARITIME 2012 which will be held at the Hong Kong
Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 28 and 29
and March 1, 2012 will, for the first time, feature a major
The 2012 edition of CHINA MARITIME exhibition and its
associated conferences, seminars and meetings will be the fourth
incarnation of the increasingly popular event.
"Our first three exhibitions evinced little interest and support
from Chinese companies which found Hong Kong too
complicated to reach and more expensive than government
supported events on the mainland," explained Kishore Navani
the event organiser.
"I'm delighted to note a complete change of heart on the part
of a large number of Chinese companies," Mr Navani said. "With
too many competing shows on the mainland that are
overcrowded with disinterested, unqualified visitors, a number of
more savvy companies have decided to go for quality. That is
where CHINA MARITIME comes in."
All Baird Events focus on quality throughout. Quality venue,
quality displays, quality exhibitors and above all, quality visitors.
"Indeed," Mr Navani explained, "Baird Events are the only ones
in the global maritime industry that supply their exhibitors and
sponsors with a detailed listing of all registered visitors, an
auditable proof of the quality of the crowd.
"Our Chinese friends have been alerted to the unusual value
of this and are making a major effort with their large China
Pavilion in 2012," Mr Navani said.
For further information please contact:
Kishore Navani. Baird Events, Australia.
PH: +61 3 9645 0411, FX: +61 3 9645 0475,
Email: email@example.com, Web: www.bairdmaritime.com
Lloyd's Register and Shanghai-based
Bestway Marine Engineering Design
have completed their joint-industry
project to develop a trend-setting
environmental bulk carrier, with results
far exceeding expectations.
According to the provisional data from
the project, the new design for a
35,000DWT bulk carrier will achieve an 18
percent improvement in environmental
efficiency over comparable previous
versions when measured against the
IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index, a
method by which a ship's CO2 efficiency
"This project clearly demonstrates what
can be achieved through the power of
technical co-operation," said Nick Brown,
Lloyd's Register's Country and Marine
Manager, China. "It showcased our
technical expertise and ability to provide
timely insights and support to innovative
designers such as Bestway right from the
initial design stage. This project also
highlighted the leadership Bestway is
taking in the area of ship design. We are
confident about working together again
with Bestway on safe and efficient designs
in the future."
According to the contributors, the new
'Emerald' design exceeded targets in a
number of key areas: it reduced the
Handysize model's steel weight by 12
percent, making room for more revenue-
generating cargo without increasing fuel
consumption (the target was a ten percent
reduction); it also reduced fuel
consumption by 19.5 percent (the target
was 15 percent).
Both companies have since committed
to return to the drawing board to see what
further practical gains can be made with
35,000DWT and other ship designs to
answer calls from the market for "greener"
more efficient ships.
"This project demonstrated and
strengthened the strong relationship
between Lloyd's Register and Bestway. It is
an excellent example of effective
co-operation between a local design
company and a leading classification
society," said Professor Liu Nan, Bestway
Chairman and General Manager. "I am
sure that with more co-operation our
'Emerald' series and other bulk carrier
ship-types will be optimised and all these
ship-types will satisfy a growing demand
from the global ship-owner community."
The project was started in 2009
to research the commercial, functional
and design feasibility of developing
economical bulk carriers. Owners in Asia
and in Europe are showing interest in the
innovative vessel designs and Bestway is
now applying the design criteria to a
number of different sized bulk carriers.
With support from London-based
members of the organisation's Strategic
Research Group, Lloyd's Register
Classification Society (China) is working
with Bestway to provide training on the
application of the organisation's
classification rules and rule-change
updates, as well as providing Bestway staff
with technical training on the operational
impact these changes will have on
For further information contact:
Lloyd's Register, UK.
Lloyd's Register and Bestway's offer an improved "green" bulk carrier
Towing tank testing of the new design
Major Chinese presence at Hong Kong maritime event
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