Recently, the third World Maritime Merchants Forum (WMMF) opened. Dai Caili, Vice President of UPC led the delegation to attend the Intelligent Ship Building Sub Forum, and visited China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd, and signed the co-construction agreement on maritime geophysical prospecting and exploration and development equipment national engineering research center with Maritime Equipment Research Institute of China Merchants Group.
The Round table Stage of the Intelligent Ship Building Sub Forum of the 3rd WMMF was held at the base of China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd on Mazhou Island. Themed “Powering the Green Ship, Mapping the Digital Future”, the forum focused on the development of green energy, low-carbonand emission reduction, digitalization and intelligence in ship and maritime equipment. It discussed how to upgrade the capacity to develop new ship power technologies and build a new shipping ecosystem under the background of new green carbon reduction laws and regulations. Over 70 experts, scholars, and representatives from government agencies, universities, research institutes, and domestic and foreign enterprises attended the forum.
Dai Caili explained the global energy development trend and the new challenges faced by maritime engineering equipment under the background of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, and advocated rational thinking about the relationship between oil and gas resources and global energy from the perspective of whole life cycle.
The World Maritime Merchants Forum is an international shipping event initiated by China Merchants Group, which aims to build a platform for exchanges of the global shipping industry, focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by the development of the shipping industry under the profound changes unseen in a century, enhance exchanges and mutual learning, carry out complementary advantages, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, and jointly build a new global shipping ecosystem. The forum has been highly recognized and strongly supported by the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and has attracted many outstanding representatives from the global shipping industry, political and business sectors. The World Maritime Merchants Forum was held in Hong Kong for the first time in 2021. And the forum in 2023 featured four thematic forums: “Shipping Market”, “Insurance and Law”, “Port & Logistics” and “Intelligent Ship Building”.
Translated: Jiang Shaofei, Ma Mengjiao, Zhang Yuanyuan, Bai Jinglin，Hou Wenhui
Reviewed: Xu Xiaoyan