Back from EUROPORT Rotterdam, BPN has encouraging signs for our companies in Brittany.
Back from EUROPORT Rotterdam held from 8 to 11 November, Bretagne Pôle Naval who was participating for the second time to this meeting place for European shipbuilding and ship repair, inland navigation, port services and the dredging industry is back with some encouraging signs for our companies in Brittany.
On Its collective stand dedicated to promote industrial and port infrastructure and companies in the shipbuilding industry, BPN also welcomed 5 of its members who had traveled to the Netherlands: The shipyards BERNARD and GLEHEN, SEGULA Technology engineering company , the Port of Concarneau professionals association and mechanics engineering Ateliers NORMAND.
EUROPORT 2011 with 1100 exhibitors from 30 countries showed some optimism reflected in the many innovations presented. According to Jos Van Der Green, president of the Chamber of Commerce and president of Europort Rotterdam, "the future of the maritime world is our responsibility and we must remain competitive through innovation and technology." This is to respond to current issues such as the dominance of China on the world stage, sustainable development ... During the inauguration, a projection to 2041 to estimate what will happen then: scarcity fossil energy, climate change, increased need for drinking water and food .... The maritime economy of the future will leave the least possible impact on the planet, leading us to the ship with zero emissions. "Europe must invest today to predict the rise in oil prices, investing in safety and training to maximize his skills and production in an economic world where it occupies less space (China produces 50 % of goods and also investing in the shipping ...) " said Bernhardt Meyer, CEO of CESA. "We need to offer sophisticated vessels and innovations which benefits to the owners in order to optimize costs, save energy and protect the environment," concluded Bodewes Tecla, CEO of De Kaap site and Maritima Green Technology, voted "Business Woman of 2011 "by his peers.
Glehen shipyards have appropriate skills and infrastructure to build, for example, river barges or pushboats for waterways industry. In addition, the search for solutions to reduce energy consumption for vessels (as is the case on the trawler under construction at the shipyard) is one aspect that has particularly caught the attention of visitors and the press .
Dutch professionals are very interested in the pilot boats built by the shipyard BERNARD. Already in Germany, Belgium and Norway, the Breton shipyard could soon work with an agent in the Netherlands.
SEGULA Technologies presented its new embedded software for the calculation of stability and rationalization of the load named STABILOAD, available in two versions one for waterways, one for maritime shipping. The exhibition has allowed the company to validate the market and reach out to prospects.
This show is also an opportunity to make a major technical and economic survey including dredging and harbor towing.
The company also had the opportunity to attend numerous conferences around the "ship of the future" topic and participate in meetings B to B "Marimatch 2011" organized by Enterprise Europe Network.
Bretagne Pole Naval distributed to visitors more than 100 copies of the first edition of the directory 2012 of shibuilding and repair in French Brittany. This tool was well received by the various contacts that have seen, as expected, a fast and efficient way to identify in Brittany companies which in their projects, will be their partners, suppliers or subcontractors.It is also for suppliers, a lot at the show, a quick way to identify potential customers in Brittany and make their offer of products and services.
French Pavilion was federated by GICAN which brought together about twenty French companies.
Bernard Boidin, economic adviser of the Embassy of France in the Netherlands, visiting the show, assured business support and availability of services and the Economic Mission in The Hague to help develop trade between the two countries .
The next edition of Europort will be held from 5 to 8 November 2013.Photo gallery of EUROPORT 2011 by EQUIP4SHIP.com & SHIP2YARD.com