HONG KONG, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New international regulations, such as those to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships, along with the demand for lower operational costs are forcing ship owners to look for new advanced vessel types and technologies. Japanese shipbuilders and marine equipment manufacturers are leading the world in so-called Eco-Ship technologies, and they will be presenting their latest products at the Sea Japan international maritime exhibition that will be held from 9-11 April 2014 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center.
On display will be the latest generation of low fuel consumption diesel engines, hybrid power systems and waste heat recovery systems. In addition, shipbuilders will showcase various methods of reducing hull friction through the use of air lubrication systems and low-drag hull forms. Looking to the future there will be a number of innovative concept designs on display, such as solar power systems and rechargeable battery packs for cargo ships.
The biennial Sea Japan event is the largest maritime industry exhibition to be held in Japan and is organised by UBM Japan Co., Ltd, a UBM Asia company. A total of 488 companies from around the world will showcase their products and services for the shipping industry. Taking center stage will be a Japan maritime industry cluster pavilion. Mr. Christopher Eve, Managing Director of UBM Japan comments: "Having survived the high-yen era, Japanese shipbuilders and marine equipment manufacturers are incredibly competitive in terms of price and technology. Sea Japan is a showcase for the most advanced shipbuilding technologies in the world that will assist ship owners to remain competitive and green."
In addition to the three-day exhibition there is a full program of conferences and technical workshops. The exhibition will be opened on 9 April by Mr. Kotaro Nogami, Senior Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
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