Legal Matters Top Ship Repair And Conversion Agenda

Thursday, August 03, 2000
London's Grand Olympia Hall will be the setting for this year's Shiprepair & Conversion 2000 exhibition and conference from November 15-16. Topics of discussion highlighted in a keynote debate at the conference include conflict between regulators, owners and repair yards over ship standards.

An international panel, along with 150 delegates representing all facets of the industry — will look at a common shipyard complaint — the delays of repairs by owners, which has become all too easy by obtaining class extensions. These extensions can be granted with little effort, despite classification society claims of tougher crackdowns on this issue.

The conference's opening session is comprised of the industry debate on market trends, price levels, new opportunities and yard competition. Session two will then turn to coatings regulations. Dr. Frank Runge of the Copper Suppliers Association will correct the misconception that copper is scheduled to be banned from all anti-foulings, including tin-free; Dr. David Arnold of Jotun U.K. will examine the effect of the upcoming ban on TBT anti-foulings. Also included is the case for environmentally friendly high-pressure water blasting to be discussed by Norbert Platz of Blohm + Voss.

Shipyard developments will be discussed via two contrasting case studies: Werner Lucken will elaborate on Lloyd Werft's decision to build a new yard in the Bahamas — while Donald McLean describes the market changes that have influenced Lisnave to centralize their repair activities. Conclusive of the opening day will entail discussions on the benefits of e-business an IT as explained by George Bruce of the University of Newcastle, U.K, who will discuss how integrated business systems can improve repair yard performance.

The conference concludes by examining myriad of aspects of shipyard productivity. The role of civil engineers will be presented by Adrian Byrom of Posford Duvivier, U.K.; shiplift and transfer systems are featured by Geoff Stokoe of Syncrolift, Miami, Fla.

For further information on Shiprepair & Conversion 2000, log on to the event Web site at: www.shiprepairex.com or call +44 (0) 20 7453 5492.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

VDRs Refit on UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships

Danelec Marine informs it has supplied new-generation Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) for three U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD) vessels.

ACR to Debut Pathfinder PRO SART at OTC

An important addition to any commercial vessel’s survival gear kit, the Pathfinder PRO SART is introduced by ACR Electronics, Inc. at this year’s OTC. The new search

Voice-data Communications and HDTV in One System

PDQ’s OneSource System provides long range cell, wi-fi and high definition TV in one system for mobile users.   San Diego wireless company PDQ Connect has developed

Ship Repair & Conversion

Saga Shipholding’s Optimarin Experience Drives BWT Orders

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has signed a contract with Saga Shipholding for the provision of three of its Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS).

Damen Opens US Office

Damen Shipyards Group has announced the opening of a new branch office in Houston, Texas. This expansion, under the name of Damen North America, meets the increasing

Conquest Installs 850t Crane on Allseas Solitaire

Conquest Offshore was contracted by Allseas to remove a 300-ton crane and transport and install a 850-ton Huisman crane on board of one of the largest pipe-lay vessels in the world, Allseas Solitaire.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0722 sec (14 req/sec)