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JSMEA participates in Nor-Shipping 2017;
conducts research on Europe’s fishing vessel market

Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) participated in
Nor-Shipping 2017. In a project financially supported by The Nippon Foundation,
it was joined by nine member companies at the exhibition held in Oslo, Norway.
There, they also cooperated with the International Marine Purchasing Association
(IMPA), an international organization on maritime affairs consisting of Londonbased
ship owners, ship machinery and equipment product suppliers, and trading
companies. JSMEA joined forces with the IMPA for the first time at the event,
which was organized on May 30-June 2.
While in Norway, the JSMEA delegation completed the following missions.
1) May 29: The JSMEA delegation—which was co-led by Mr. Motoyoshi
Nakashima, chairman of JSMEA and president of Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd.,
and Mr. Masaharu Ono, vice-chairman of JSMEA and chairman of Fuji Trading
Co., Ltd.—made a courtesy call at Mr. Toshio Kunikata, Japanese ambassador
to Norway. Members gave briefings on JSMEA activities to and exchanged
information with the ambassador on circumstances surrounding the Norwegian
maritime industries and other subjects.
2) May 30: On Day 1 of Nor-Shipping 2017, the delegation held an opening
ceremony for the Japan Pavilion. Mr. Nakashima was joined by Mr. Kunikata
and Mr. Shigeru Murayama, president of the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association
(JSEA) and chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., to cut the ribbon.
  When JSMEA opened a booth at the Japan Pavilion, Mr. Nakashima
performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony again, but this time he was joined by Mr.
Kunikata and Ms. Susan Koefoed, CEO and chair of the IMPA. A reception was
organized at the Japan Pavilion to serve sushi for visitors.
  In the evening, the JSMEA delegation met for the first time with IMPA
members and other ship owners at a local restaurant. A total of some 90 people
mingled in getting to know each other.
  Visitors: 22 people from 16 enterprises (e.g., IMPA members and other ship
  Participants from Japan: About 70 people


3) June 6: The JSMEA delegation made a trip to Alesund in northern Norway to
visit The Norwegian Fishing Vessel Owners Association (NFVOA). The parties
held discussions with each other on Norwegian fishing vessels, challenges to
address when they are constructed and other topics. JSMEA introduced Japanmade
ship machinery and equipment products, using the catalog of fishing
vessels and its other publications.
4) June 8: The JSMEA delegation called at the Consulate of Japan in Las Palmas,
the Canary Islands. JSMEA shared briefings on its activities and obtained
information on local fishing and other commercial vessels, offshore development
projects and other ship-related business activities.
5) June 8: The JSMEA delegation visited the Las Palmas office of Japan Tuna
JSMEA participates in Nor-Shipping 2017;
conducts research on Europe’s fishing vessel market
Fisheries Corporation to learn, among other subjects, of fishing boats operating
to catch tuna in the Atlantic Ocean, ways that local workers maintain and
manage Japanese ship machinery and equipment and possibilities to build and
enhance relations between Japanese manufacturers and local fishery workers
through its catalog of fishing vessels and other products.
6) June 8: The JSMEA delegation made a call at Astilleros Canarios S.A.
(ASTICAN), one of the leading ship repair yards in Las Palmas. It received an
orientation on the yard’s activities, including repair services for Japanese tunafish
vessels, and inspected the repair workshop that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Ltd. had opened there as well as offshore development rigs moored at the yard.
JSMEA also discussed its activities, distributing its literatures on commercial
vessels, offshore development facilities, fishing boats and other products.
JSMEA intends to report findings from its business trip to Norway when its
Global Strategic Plan Review Board, Offshore Development Strategy Review
Board, Overseas Market Development Committee and other relevant in-house
units hold meetings to have them reflected on business activities that it will
advance in the future.


Please see JSMEANEWS number 114(Autumn 2017) for more information.