Why air emissions is a key issue explained at World Ocean Forum, Busan

At the first World Ocean Forum held in Busan, South Korea, last week, INTERTANKO's Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins, participated on a panel including distinguished speakers Fincantieri Chairman, Corrado Antonini; Hyundai Heavy Industries Vice-President, Keh-Sik Min; Cheung Heum Park of Samsung Heavy Industries.


Wilkins gave a brief overview on air emissions - the key environmental issue for the tanker industry today.


The panel was part of a larger discussion focusing on maritime transportation and the marine environment. The Conference was opened by the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Javier Valladares, who explained that the growing demand for marine transportation needs to be managed having regard to the need to manage the marine and coastal environment. Valladares focused extensively on climate change and the effects on the industry that this may cause.


In his comments during the panel discussion, Wilkins drew on this when explaining the significance of air emissions as a key issue for INTERTANKO members. Wilkins continued by providing evidence of industry-led initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as giving a summary of the current efforts to reduce air pollution from shipping by the IMO. His presentation may be accessed here or viewed on the INTERTANKO web site at Intertanko Presentations. You can also view the official event website: http://www.wof.kr/


Contact: Tim Wilkins