The World Shipping (China) Summit 2012 ("Summit"), with the theme of "Sharing an Orderly Market", is grandly held in Xiamen of Fujian, China from 19th to 20th of September. The Summit attracts more than 700 delegates from all parts of the world. Mr. Xu Zuyuan, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Transport of P. R. China; Capt. Wei Jiafu, Chairman of the Board of COSCO Group; Mr. Yu Weiguo, Secretary of Xiamen City Party Committee, deliver speeches at the grand opening. The ceremony is chaired by Mr. Ma Zehua, Director of the Board, President of COSCO Group.
With great support from Bureau of Water Transport of MOT P. R. China, the People's Government of Fujian Province, the Municipal People's Government of Xiamen and the Organizing Committee Office of China's Navigation Day, the Summit is jointly organized by COSCO, Maritime China, Drewry and Journal of Commerce. BIMCO, CSA, the Baltic Exchange, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and ICS are acting as the honorary organizers. The Municipal People's Government of Xiamen and Xiamen Ocean Shipping Company work as the assistant organizers.
The Summit receives an overwhelming response in shipping and related industries. China Shipping (Group) Company, China Merchants Group, China Merchants Bank and HSBC act as the special sponsors. China Ocean Shipping News is the cooperation media. The other nearly 20 sponsors include Germanischer Lloyd SE,KPMG, Lloyd's Register, Yang Ming Marine Transport, Port of Antwerp,ABS, E. R. SCHIFFAHRT,Evergreen Group, CCS, DNV, Minsheng Financial Leasing, CN, Hanjin Shipping, Port of Rotterdam, Total Soft Bank,Port Metro Vancouver, Port of Qingdao etc.. COSCO Logistics is the exclusive logistics provider.
Nearly 50 speakers deliver their speeches on the Summit. Among them are heads of maritime organizations such as IMO, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, Baltic Exchange; Capt. Wei Jiafu, Chairman of the Board of COSCO Group, Mr. Ma Zehua, Director of the Board, President of COSCO Group, Mr. Song Dexing, Director of Bureau of Water Transport, Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Ronald D. Murphy, Managing Director, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Mr. Arthur Bowring, Managing Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, Mr. Xu Lirong, Director and President of China Shipping Group, Dr. Yu Liming , Vice President of China Merchants Group, Mr. Bronson Hsieh, Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group, Mr. Tim Smith, Chief Executive, North Asia Region, Maersk Line, Mr. Zhang Guanghua, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Board, China Merchants Bank, Mr. Chang Dechuan, Chairman and President of Qingdao Port Group, Mr. Hans Smits, President and CEO, Port of Rotterdam Authority, Mr. Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, Mr. Robin Silvester, President and CEO of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Mr. Cai Liangya, Director General of Xiamen Port Authority, Mr. Chen Dingyu, General Manager and Director of Xiamen Port Holding Group Co. Ltd., Mr. Sun Licheng, Chairman & President of China Classification Society (CCS), Mr. Remi Eriksen, CEO, DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas, Mr. Brad Achorn, Regional Vice President of ABS, Mr. Vince Jenkins, Global Marine Risk Advisor of Lloyd's Register, Mr. Mark Long, Global Head of Transport, Shipping, Services and Offshore in HSBC, Mr. Michael Borch, Managing Director, Head of Global Transportation and AP Industrials in Citi Global Banking, Mr. Zhou Wei, CEO and Director of Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Ltd., Mrs. Maritza Cabezas, Senior Economist in the Economic Research of ABN AMRO Bank, Dr. Hermann J. Klein, CEO of E.R. Schiffahrt, Mr. Christopher Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, Mr. Hopes Jin, Partner, Managing Director of China Business Development, Deloitte address the audience.
About 100 media show great attention and interests to the event.Xinhua News Agency, China News Service, Trade Winds, World Shipping, China Daily, China Communications News, China Ship News, China Ship Survey, China Maritime Safety, China Storage & Transport, 21st Century Business Herald, Ta Kung Pao, Wen Wei Po, International Business Daily, Hong Kong Commercial Daily, Modern Logistics News, Containerization, Shipping Exchange Bulletin, finance.ifeng.com, Umetal.com, cnss.com.cn, Jctrans.com, the local TV and newspapers of Fujian Province and Xiamen City, report the Summit.
The World Shipping (China) Summit has developed into a senior exchange platform for the world shipping community and associated industries, and a window for comprehending the market movement, understanding the customer needs, exploring new opportunities and realizing potentials for a "Multi-Win" situation. "China Factor", "Managing Change", "Riding the Wave", "Navigating Cross-Currents", "Changing Priorities", "Staying the Course" and "Balance & Breakthrough" created by the events, have become the popular words in shipping circle.