Joint Conference on Marine Safety and Environment/Ship Production (1st), held 1-5 June 1992
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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Shipping, and therefore harbours and shipbuilding, is of crucial importance for the worlds economy and the welfare of the population. Without ships international business would be impossible at the scale of today, e.g. in the E.C. more than 65 of the cargo is carried by seagoing vessels, and of all the cargo handled in Rotterdam more than 60 is carried by ships using inland waterways. So shipping, harbours and shipbuilding are in many ways the prime movers for the economy. The sea, sometimes called the worlds last economical resource, is becoming more and more vulnerable to pollution, also from ships, but remains at the same time, because of the fast changing environmental conditions, unpredictable and sometimes dangerous. Thus Safety and Environment are requiring a continuing awareness of shipping, harbours and shipbuilders from different angles. Nowadays society is demanding an integral approach from this mode of transportation, not only logistics but also with regard to the safety of the entire system and its effect on the environment, under any circumstance or prevailing condition. Simultaneously Ship Production is covered during this-conference. Shorter delivery times, methods for standardization, and quality requirements are influencing the production cost and hence the price of the ships. Governments are planning to impose more stringent rules and regulations on shipyards to improve the safety of the ship. These proceedings contain the views of policy makers and engineers which will have to solve these problems. You will find that in these proceedings the following areas are being covered regarding safety and environment -ports and harbours - transfer and handling of cargo - ship operations - design, building and maintenance of ships - insurance and classification - governmental and regulatory bodies.
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering
- Environmental Health and Safety