Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) attended Nor-Shipping 2015 with financial assistance from The Nippon Foundation. It took the record number of 13 member companies to the international exhibition, which was held in Oslo, Norway on June 2-5, 2015.
While in Norway, the JSMEA delegation also conducted the activities listed below:
(1) June 1
On the day before the opening of Nor-Shipping 2015, the JSMEA delegation visited the Japanese Embassy in Norway to meet Mr. Toshio Kunikata, Japan’s ambassador to the Scandinavian kingdom. JSMEA gave a briefing on its activities and introduced its member companies, showing the brochure of products for offshore oil and gas development projects and booklet of eco-friendly products that it had published.
(2) June 2
The JSMEA delegation met with the Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners (INTSOK), in which Statoil ASA has a stake. The two parties introduced the respective efforts they make in the offshore development market business.
JSMEA used its brochure and Web site to introduce its members and their products. On behalf of INTSOK, meanwhile, Ms. Gunn Vik, who is in charge of the Asia region (i.e., China, Singapore and South Korea), was present at the meeting to explain its partners’ activities. JSMEA exchanged views with Ms. Vik to better gauge the chances of JSMEA members doing business with local enterprises, among other subjects.
(3) June 3
The JSMEA mission took part in a round-table meeting between the Japanese and Norwegian public and private sectors. Again, the association promoted its members, using its brochure and Web site.
(4) June 4 (morning)
To deepen exchange with parties concerned with maritime affairs, including major ship owners, the news media and others in Norway and other European nations, JSMEA presented a sushi luncheon party at the Japanese Pavilions in partnership with the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). The party attracted so many visitors that the booths of JSMEA members were kept very busy.
(5) June 4 (afternoon)
JSMEA organized a Norway-Japan Maritime Green Innovation Seminar together with the JSEA. From JSMEA, six members gave presentations. The seminar enjoyed an attendance of some 110 people, although this did not include many Norwegian ship owners, giving the association a challenge to overcome in the future.
On June 9, after Nor-Shipping 2015 had brought down its curtain, JSMEA and companions visited fishery-related enterprises and other organizations in Iceland, which are listed below. The JSMEA delegation marketed Japanese ship machinery and equipment products and exchanged opinions with local partners on the Icelandic fishery market. Members of the mission were also allowed to board a vessel that the Icelandic Coast Guard operated 50 years ago.
(1) SH Skip
(2) Skipataekni (a designer of fishery and other vessels)
(3) Skypasyn (a ship designer)
(4) Port of Hafnarfjordur (a port and harbor manager)
(5) Japanese Embassy in Iceland
JSMEA has decided to report findings from its participation in Nor-Shipping 2015 and trip to Iceland to its Global Strategic Plan Review Board, Overseas Exhibition and Offshore working groups and other units, hoping they will be reflected in policies toward future business activities.
JSMEA members that exhibited products at Nor-Shipping 2015
Number of members: 13
Members: Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd.; Fuji Trading Co., Ltd.; Hitachi Zosen Corporation; Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Musashino Co., Ltd.; Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd.; Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd.; Nishishiba Electric Co., Ltd.; Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd.; Sankyo Seisakusho Co., Ltd.; Shinko Ind. Ltd.; Taiyo Electric Co., Ltd. and Yanmar Co., Ltd.
JSMEA members that were included in the trip to Iceland
Members: Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. and Yanmar Co., Ltd
JSMEA release special site to offshore oil & gas
Digital brochure of Japanese Eco Products