Shipbuilders under pressure to make industry cleaner

20:15, June 04, 2010      

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By Hua Chunyu, Zhan Yan, Cao Guochang, Ji Ming

China should do more to raise awareness about the environmental and economic benefits of a sustainable shipbuilding industry, says the Asia region head of Lloyd's Register, one of the world's leading maritime certification organizations.

John Rowley, regional director Asia of Lloyd's Register, said it was not difficult to identify the tangible benefits that shipbuilding had brought to the people of China in recent years, but the industry could do more to contribute to the public benefit.

"Many of these actions would raise public awareness about the intangible benefits of the wider maritime industry, benefits such as safe work places, dependable cost-effective trade transport and of course a carbon-reduced footprint," Rowley told a seminar on China's shipbuilding industry, which opened Thursday in Shanghai at the World Expo 2010..

He said China had the potential to build the first fully sustainable shipbuilding industry founded within a single country, as well as the potential to lead nascent ship-recycling industry into the modern era.


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