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Tripartite 2016

Some 200 representatives of classification societies, shipbuilders and shipowners came together in Tokyo on October 12-14, 2016 for their annual ‘Tripartite Meeting’ on issues of common interest. Please refer to the relevant Press Release for an account of the Tripartite meeting.

Below is the meeting’s Agenda, with the relevant presentations organised under 9 Agenda Items (A.I.); the presentations are attached at the bottom of this article (members only).


Agenda Item 1

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Agenda Item 2

  1. Review of Key Issues from 2015 Tripartite and Current Status Katharina Stanzel, INTERTANKO
  2. Key Issues for Shipowners Peter Hinchliffe, ICS
  3. Key Issues for Shipbuilders & Shipbuilding Market UpdateHiroshi Iwamoto, Committee for Expertise of Shipbuilding Specifics (CESS) and Japan Marine United Corporation
  4. Key Issues for Shipbuilders & Shipbuilding Market Update Mario Dogliani, Technical Director (CESA and SEA Europe)
  5. Key Issues for Class Societies  LI Zhiyuan, IACS

Agenda Item 3

  1. Regulatory Developments 2016 Alistair Hull, ICS
  2. REVIEW OF IACS TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT DEVELOPMENTS (URs, UIs, PRs etc) Paul Sadler, IACS Accredited Representative To IMO
  3. Strategy & Work Status of ISO/TC8 Yanqing Li, ISO/TC8
  4. Lifting Appliances IMO Developments and Implications Intercargo
  5. The Polar Code Implementation: Developments and Challenges Sergey Tolmachev, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

Agenda Item 4

  1. GBS and CSR BC&OT Status Update & What’s Next? Toshiro Arima, IACS  Peter Thompson, IACS
  2. Impact of a Draft URCP on BCs &OTs following MSC 96 The Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan/ASEF

Agenda Item 5

  1. EECI Status Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO
  2. Revision Work of Minimum Power Guideline Kazuyoshi  Hirota
  3. Review of the EEDI Scheme for RoRo Ships Dr. Ralf Sören Marquardt, CESA Representative to IMO
  4. EEDI Compliant Ships (Eco Ships) Operational Experience Shipowners’ Perspective INTERTANKO
  5. EEDI Compliant Ships – Experiences with Technologies & Realistic Possibilities/Targets for the Future Hiroshi Iwamoto, Committee for Expertise of Shipbuilding Specifics (CESS) and Japan Marine United Corporation

Agenda Item 6

  1. Issues Relating to HME Cargoes and Possible Ship Design Solutions INTERCARGO
  2. Engine Room Ergonomics and Machinery Layout Kenneth Koo,  INTERTANKO

Agenda Item 7

  1. Cyber Enabled Ships and Systems, Risks and Mitigation Philippe DONCHE-GAY, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
  2. Cyber Security Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO
  3. Developments in the Use of New Technology for Surveys/Inspections Regime IACS

Agenda Item 8

  1. Ballast Water Management Update Jonathan Spremulli
  2. Ballast Water Management System Installation Y Shibata, ClassNK
  3. Ballast Water Management on Bulk Carriers INTERCARGO
  4. Retrofitting Systems – Technical Complexities & Shipyard Capacity to Meet the Demand Zheng Yu
  5. Retrofitting BWMS – Technical Complexities from a Manufacturers Perspective Anders Lindmark, Alfa Laval

Agenda Item 9

  1. NOx Tier III Selection, Certification & Operations (Shipowners’ Perspective) INTERTANKO
  2. Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG) Joe Megeed, Technical Adviser (Engineering), OCIMF
  3. Current and Future Interaction between SOLAS and MARPOL – Identify Impacts & Needed Actions Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Sec Gen., BIMCO
  4. Ship Construction File (SCF) Industry Standard (IS) – Status Report and Outlook Dr. Ralf Sören Marquardt, CESA Representative to IMO

Agenda Item 10

  1. Tripartite Conclusions: Possible 2016 Outcomes
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