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Green issues 'should top every shipping company's agenda': KR

Green issues 'should top every shipping company's agenda': KR

Seoul: Environment issues led the agenda at this year's Seoul International Maritime and Shipbuilding Conference (SIMS) staged by the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) here today.

Opening the conference Mr Oh Kong-Gyun (pictured), chairman and ceo of KR, said:  "Every company that has an involvement in shipping has a responsibility for ensuring that the industry is doing all within its power to reduce the impact its activities have on the natural environment. This is includes those who design and build ships, those who operate and manage ships, and those who provide the range of services required to keep ships operating including, of course, class".

The conference was held on the day prior to the Tripartite workshop (of shipowner organisations, shipbuilders and classification societies)  focusing on GHG issues which was also staged in Seoul.  [02/09/10]