조선해양인, 혁신성장 및 상생협력을 통한 위기극복 다짐



2018년 조선해양업계 신년인사회가 산업부 문승욱 산업기반실장, 전호환 부산대 총장, 김기영 부산시 경제부시장, 강환구 조선해양플랜트협회장 등 주요 인사들이 참석한 가운데, 1.11.(목) 16:00 부산 누리마루에서 열렸다.


조선해양관련 10개 기관(한국조선해양플랜트협회, 한국조선공업협동조합, 한국조선해양기자재공업협동조합, 부산조선해양기자재공업협동조합, 한국선급, 한국조선해양기자재연구원, 중소조선연구원, 한국해양과학기술원 선박해양플랜트연구소, 대한조선학회, 한국해양공학회)이 공동 주최한 신년 인사회에는 산학연 대표 100여명이 참석했다. 


신년인사회에 참석한 업계 대표들은 지난해도 수주불황으로 많은 동료를 떠나보내야 했던 힘든 시기였다고 회상하며, 올 한 해도 2016년 수주절벽에 따른 건조물량 감소, 낮은 선가, 원화강세와 철강재 가격 상승에 따른 가격경쟁력 확보 어려움 등으로 경영환경이 녹록치 않은 한해가 될 것이나,  환경규제에 따른 친환경선박 수요 증가 등으로 수주물량 증가가 기대된다며, 지속적인 기술경쟁력 강화와 상생협력을 통해 수주를 확대하여 위기를 극복하고 재도약하자고 결의했다.  


이에 대해, 산업부 문승욱 실장은  일감확보를 위한 공공선박 발주 확대, 친환경․자율운항 기술개발 지원 등을 포함한 ‘조선업 혁신성장 방안’을 1사분기 중 마련하고, 해수부, 금융위 등 관계부처와 상생협의채널을 구성․운영하는 등 업계의 어려움 해결을 적극 지원하겠다고 밝혔다.


특히, 정부는 최근 최저임금 인상에 따른 일부 기업인들의 우려를 잘 알고 있다며, 일자리안정기금, 사회보험료 경감 등을 통해 업계 부담을 최소화하여 소득주도 성장이 이루어질 수 있도록 하겠다고 말했다.

업계에서도 과당경쟁을 억제하고 시장을 함께 만들어 간다는 생각으로 상생협력 문화를 만들어 달라고 업계에 당부했다.

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New Baltic Exchange LNG Panellists Group



Following an approach by leading Baltic Exchange LNG shipbroking companies, the Baltic Exchange has formed the Baltic LNG Panellists Group. The move comes as the Baltic Exchange looks to develop a new Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Index comprising several routes for the evolving LNG shipping market. 


Affinity, Braemar ACM, Clarksons and SSY are the LNG Panellists Group's first members and they are currently assessing a range of LNG routes before reporting moves to a trial phase. 


Commenting on the formation of the new group, Baltic Exchange Chief Executive Mark Jackson said:

"The growth in LNG transported by sea has led to the formation of a spot market. However, any spot market needs to be underpinned by standard contractual terms - as already happens in the tanker and dry bulk freight markets. The Baltic Exchange is looking to support the LNG freight market as it matures and we hope to deliver greater transparency through an index. We are delighted that four of the most important independent LNG shipbroking companies have joined our panel and we look forward to developing a set of standardised assessments for use across the fast-growing LNG industry."


In recent years the substantial global increase in natural gas production and rising imports by India, China, Pakistan and Egypt has led to a fundamental change in LNG shipping market dynamics.  In addition, more contracts are being signed for shorter durations and smaller quantities, without fixed destinations. Trade patterns have diversified as new import and export terminals have been built and the LNG fleet continues to expand.  Until recently, the LNG shipping market was characterised by low levels of spot market activity, with the majority of business conducted on a long term contractual basis.   


Various routes are currently being evaluated by the Baltic LNG Panellists Group. Once finalised their proposal will be presented to the Baltic Index Council for approval and trial phase. 


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RIMS go from strength to strength receiving class approval from Lloyd’s Register 

 

Drone and robotics specialist RIMS (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) have received their fourth Classification Certificate as Recognized External Specialists, from Lloyd’s Register for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces. The Lloyd’s certification adds to RIMS’ CV of class approvals achieved during 2017.

 

The practical audit was successfully executed on a large deep-water construction vessel. Prior to the demonstration, drawings of the tanks were reviewed to establish a flight plan and to indicate specific points of interest. During the demonstration the drone was able to be successfully manoeuvred around the tank according to the flight plan, and was able to react to the instructions of the attending surveyor in real time.

 

David Knukkel, CEO of RIMS commented on the recent certification awarded to RIMS: “We are honoured to receive the approval, as these audits are not easy. Class are setting a high standard, not only to ensure safe operations during the flight of the drones but more importantly to achieve accurate survey results. Due to the importance of these surveys, we consider each flight as an examination and it is up to us to maintain the high standard demonstrated in class audits.”

 

The certification means that shipowners and managers now have the option to avoid the use of costly access equipment such as scaffolding and cherry pickers during surveys, and instead to use RIMS’ remote live on-screen object inspection, which offers substantial benefits; reduction in the time to carry out a survey, minimising of risk, as well as cost savings.

 

“We were first to gain approval from BV, ABS, RINA and now also receiving the approval from Lloyds Register, means that the acceptance and use of drone technology finally breaks through in the Maritime Industry and drones become a common tool to execute safe and cost-efficient inspections of ships and MOU constructions.” added Knukkel.



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PrimeServ Signs Maintenance Agreement with Arkas


Engine Management Concept (EMC) agreement set to run over 10 years with major Turkish container operator


MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division, has signed an EMC maintenance contract with Arkas Shipping and Transport, operator of Turkey’s largest container fleet with 50 vessels.


The new agreement is for the maintenance of the 2,586-teu container carrier, the ‘MCC Mandalay’. It covers the provision of spare parts, maintenance management and the servicing of the vessel’s MAN B&W 6G60ME main engine, in collaboration with Arkas’ on-board crew.


According to the terms of the contract, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Copenhagen will deliver maintenance management and spare parts, while other MAN PrimeServ hubs will take care of the service provision for the engines.


Ali Ibrahim Kontaytekin, General Manager of Arkas Fleet, and Jens Seeberg, Head of Retrofit – Upgrade & Engine Management – PrimeServ Copenhagen, praised the cooperation between Arkas Shipping and MAN PrimeServ and stated that they view the agreement as a step towards an even closer collaboration between the two companies in the future.

The EMC is a tailor-made service model that is customised to suit individual customer’s requirements. Operating on a fixed budget, MAN PrimeServ takes care of equipment, planned and unplanned maintenance, the dispatching of personnel, and the provision of spare parts – a natural task for the engine designer.

MAN Diesel & Turbo reports the adoption of EMC by the shipping industry as a paradigm change within maintenance as, traditionally, shipowners have taken care of maintenance themselves in what is generally a conservative industry.

The close cooperation between MAN PrimeServ’s global network means that it can pool common resources and exchange knowledge, and is able to offer customers a considerably higher level of service worldwide.

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