SE Asian Shipowners Meet in Japan
- The South East Asia Maritime Reception at the Grand Nikko Hotel, Tokyo. (Photo: Rob Howard)
- Moderating the SE Asian Shipowners Roundtable: L to R: Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita, Advisor, Nippon Hakuyohin Kentei Kyokai; Mr. Masaharu Ono, Vice chairman, Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association; and Dr. Shinichiro Otsubo, Senior Deputy Director-General, Maritime Bureau Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)
- Pictured is Johnson W. Sutjipto, Chairman, Indonesian National Shipowners’ Association (DPP INSA) -- an organization with more than 3,800 members representing nearly 37,000 vessels -- who spent time at Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' booth at Sea Japan to interview for an upcoming edition. (Photo: Rob Howard)
Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower hosted the Southeast Asia Maritime Summit yesterday as a part of the Sea Japan 2018 exhibition. The packed conference hall was the stage for executives from five major ship associations -- Indonesian National Shipowners’ Association; Thai Shipowners’ Association; Filipino Shipowners’ Association; Malaysia Shipowners’ Association; and the Singapore Shipping Association -- to discuss the impact of increasing amounts of global emissions regulations as well as digitalization on their country's shipowners.