Seminar on CSR activities for the Shipping Industry
<held in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week 2012>
Date & Time Thursday, 26 April 2012, 14:00-18:00
Location Vanda ballroom, Level 5, Marina Mandarin Singapore
Hosted by The Nippon Foundation, BIMCO and Japan International Transport Institute (JITI)
Supported by nternational Maritime Organization (IMO)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
The Japanese Shipownersf Association (JSA)
Participants 202 persons

@The growing shortage of seafarers has become an issue of global concern in light of the recent rapid growth of the maritime industry, as predicted by gBIMCO/ISF Manpower 2010 Updateh, JITI/NFfs study, etc. It is broadly pointed out that the reason for this shortfall is that fewer young people are attracted to the seafaring profession and young seafarers want to move on to land-based jobs. If this situation continues, the smooth flow of maritime shipping, which is responsible for 90℅ of the worldfs commodities transport, will face a potential crisis. The negative impact of this situation on the global economy is an issue of major concern. One fundamental solution is to improve the public image and status of the shipping industry by developing a corporate social responsibility agenda that will attract potential young seafarers to the maritime profession.
@In this seminar, taking into account these recognitions, specialists from the government, a research institute, an NGO, and two shipping companies introduced valuable information from their excellent knowledge and experience. Topics included what CSR means, what kind of CSR activities a shipping company could engages in, how a small-medium sized company could be involved, and various aspects of CSR activities focusing on the environmental preservation.
@ During Q&A time, various issues such as importance of continuing CSR activities even in recession and possibility of application of green incentive scheme to existing ships were discussed actively among lecturers and participants from shipowners, ship operators, academics, etc.

Opening Remarks by Hosts

Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation(Presentation File)
Mr Yudhishthir D Khatau, President of BIMCO(Presentation File)

Coordinator Mr Marcus Hand, Bureau Chief Asia, Seatrade
Guest of Honour Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)


Mr Cheong Keng Soon, Director, Shipping Division, Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), Singapore(Presentation File)
Ms Linda Coady, Distinguished Fellow, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Colombia, Canada(Presentation File-1)(Presentation File-2)
Mr Thomas Timlen, Asia Liaison Officer, BIMCO(Presentation File)
Mr Sabyasachi Hajara, Chairman & Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India(Presentation File)
Mr Makoto IGARASHI, Vice-President, Japanese Shipowners' Association (JSA)(Presentation File)

Closing Remarks by Host Mr Makoto WASHIZU, President of JITI(Presentation File)

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