Risk controlcommon responsibility
On July 20, China Oil Transportation Safety Forum 2011, themed “Risk control-common responsibility”, was opened in Shanghai, attended by approximately 170 delegates from 58 government bodies, companies, organizations or academic institutions both at home and abroad.
On the opening ceremony, Mr. Liu Gongchen, Safety Director of Ministry of Transport (MOT) of P.R. China, and Mr. Yin Hong, Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal Government, delivered addresses in succession, speaking highly of the significance of the forum in promoting China’s oil transportation safety, while Mr. Weng Yi, Assistant Director General of MOT Water Transport Bureau, Mr. Huang He, Deputy Director General of China MSA, Mr. Li Shaode, President of China Shipping (Group) Company, Mr. Li Kejun, CCS Chairman & President, and Mr. Yu Jiyou, General Manager of PetroChina International (East China) Co., Ltd. made keynote speeches.
In his speech titled “Seizing the opportunity, facing the challenge and being the forerunner of green shipping”, Mr. Li Kejun started by introducing the outcome of the recent IMO MEPC 62 meeting, and then vividly expounded the focus of the new round of maritime competition-“Green Shipping”.
He stated that in recent years, CCS has been actively advocating green shipbuilding and shipping, promoting the application of energy saving and emission reduction technology, and thus becoming the pioneer in boosting green shipping. He also called for industry players to strengthen cooperation aiming at accelerating green technology research and application.
It is reported that the 1st China Oil Transportation Safety Forum was successfully held in Beijingin July 2010. It was not only the first cross-industry and trans-departmental dialogue on domestic oil transportation safety, but also the first of its kind in the international maritime sector. From its preparation to successful opening, this year’s forum has received great support from the administration as well as active response and participation from industry players.
The delegates attending the forum include not only those from related Chinese government bodies, domestic oil companies, oil tanker owners, LNG terminals, ship designers, shipyards, ship repairers, marine equipment manufacturers, and maritime universities and colleges, but also those from international organizations such as OCIMF and INTERTANKO and foreign oil companies like BP Shipping, Shell and ExxonMobil. They will discuss in the forum safety policies and technical issues regarding oil tankers, and exchange technological achievements as well as latest technical development with regard to oil transportation safety.
This forum is held with the approval from MOT, co-sponsoredby CCS, China Shipping (Group) Company and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), and co-organized by China Shipping Development Co., Ltd. Tanker Company, China Ship Survey magazine and PetroChina International Co., Ltd