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Pollution and the Fragrant Harbour: public forums on the future of the marine environment in Hong Kong Forum 2: Trends in Shipping/Design: Environmental Technology

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10 Jun 2017 16:00 - 18:30
Throughout 2017, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum in partnership with WWF-Hong Kong will present a series of three public forums exploring the issues around marine pollution and conservation in Hong Kong. The forums will bring together experts and provide opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the situation in Hong Kong and current efforts to address these issues. The second forum will take place on 10 June 2017 and it is about Trends in Shipping/Design: Environmental Technology.
 
Date: 10 June 2017
Time: 16:00 – 18:30
Venue: Special Events and Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Maritime Museum
 
Chinese and English with simultaneous translation.
 
Attendance at the forum is free of charge, but participants must register in advance at education@hkmaritimemuseum.org or book here
 
Chairs:
Richard Wesley, Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Alan Loynd, Natutical Institute

Discussant: Capt. Vinay Patwardhan, Chief Operating Officer, TCC Fleet

 
Topics and speakers: 
 
Green Shipping Discourse
Dr Kee-Hung LAI, Deputy Director, Shipping Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 
We discuss the driving forces for environmental management in shipping and the different green shipping practices (GSP) implementation in the industry as well as the major areas of academic research on sustainability issues in liner shipping management.
 
Dr Kee-hung Lai (Mike Lai) is Associate Professor at the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). His research centers on quality and sustainability issues with a particular focus in logistics and shipping context.  He is co-author of seven books and over 110 SCI/SSCI-indexed journal papers with an h-index of 52  and more than 11,000 citations according to the Google Scholar Citation. At PolyU, he teaches DBA and MSc in Hong Kong and China for courses related to logistics and supply chain management.
 
Environmental Challenges, Shipping Solutions
Mohan Narayan, Environmental Compliance Manager, Anglo Eastern Ship Management Ltd
 
In his talk, Mohan will discuss the environmental challenges facing the shipping industry and de-bunk some of the common myths. He will explain the kinds of green technologies already in place across the industry as well as the likely challenges shipping will face in future.
 
Mohan Narayan joined the Mercantile Marine as a Junior Engineer in June 1993 with APJ Shipping. In 1996, he joined Anglo Eastern Ship Management. His sailing career spans over 15 years on ocean going container and bulk carriers.
 
He has served with the classification society GL from 2007 to 2010 as a class surveyor. In 2010, he joined Anglo Eastern Ship Management as QHSE Superintendent where he was involved in carrying exclusive environmental audits and training on board the fleet vessels. He was also involved in new building projects.
 
He is also a member of the Institute on Marine Engineers (India) and Institution of Engineers (India).
 
Eco-Friendly Ship Design
Martin Creswell, Technical Director, Hong Kong Shipowners Association
 
In his talk, Martin will introduce the key concepts involved in eco-friendly ship design, outlining the various hurdles such as hull friction and engine energy limitations, followed by a discussion of how ships can be designed to push the limits of the design. A case study of two identically-sized ships, one a well-designed eco ship, will illustrate the significant effect of design on a ship’s ecological credentials.
 
Martin is a marine engineer who spent over 40years operating, managing and building merchant ships for the China Navigation Co Pty Ltd, CNCo, a private company owned by the Swire Family. He was Fleet Director for 15yrs before retiring in November 2016 after which joined the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, HKSOA, as part time Technical Director.
 
While at CNCo he was responsible for the design and construction of more than 50 merchant vessels ranging from feeder container and multipurpose ships to handy sized bulkcarriers. The ships were all built for long term use by CNCo so were designed and built to be reliable and as economical as possible. 
 
Global Shipping Companies Say No To Shark Fin
Tracy Tsang, Senior Programme Officer, Shark, WWF-Hong Kong
 
As top predators of the ocean, sharks play a critical role in maintaining the coastal and oceanic ecosystems and function. The loss of sharks will have an impact on the abundance of other species. As of today, 1/4 of sharks and related species are threatened primarily by overfishing.
 
Hong Kong is an important global shark fin trading hub, accounting for about 50 per cent of the global shark fin trade annually. In 2016, 90 per cent of shark fin by volume were imported into Hong Kong by sea. By establishing a “no shark fin carriage policy”, shipping companies can minimize not only environmental, but also the legal and representational risks involved in shark fin carriage.
 
Tracy Tsang has been working on shark conservation at WWF-Hong Kong for five years. She leads the "Shark Fin Initiative", which focuses on shark fin consumption reduction. This entails strategic communications and engagement work with different stakeholders, including caterers, corporations and the general public. As the co-author of the report released in 2016 - "Managing Risk - Global shipping companies say no to shark fin", she and her team is working closely with senior management of major global shipping lines to conserve the ocean through the restriction of shark fin carriage. Tracy is the spokesperson of WWF-Hong Kong's shark conservation programme.
 
Star Ferry Electric Ferry
Samson Leung, Operations Manager, Star Ferry
 
In his talk, Samson will discuss the Electric–Drive Propulsion System & Water Scrubbing System on World Star Ferry and outline the technology to transform the normal system in which one of Hong Kong’s major public transport operators using for decade, and able to contribute to the city’s green ambitions. The talk aims to demonstrate a low cost and efficient technology that can remove major air pollutions emitted from marine fleets, outlining how the technology currently being employed by Star Ferry on can reduce several air pollutants including particulate matters (dark smoke), carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, as well as NOX in the exhaust emissions from marine engines. 
 
The World Star, converted to a Electric-Drive Propulsion engine, was built by Wang Tak Ship Yard in 1989 and had been running the route from Hung Hom, Wan Chai and Central for decades, but the service was suspended in 2011. As tourist numbers to Hong Kong rise Star Ferry’s ambition is to make the Electric-Drive Propulsion ferry, Hong Kong’s premier cross-harbour service back in 1898. Work is currently underway to explore the potential of converting the fleet’s older ferries, built in the 1960s, to accommodate the new, greener technology.
 
Samson Leung is a graduate of HK Polytechnic and spent the first decade of his career in the Merchant navy, where he served as an officer and had sailed into the Gulf War in 1985. He later worked in a Container Terminal in Hong Kong, developing his expertise in container terminal management, new terminal development and led a system development team to re-engineer terminal operations in Hong Kong and PRC terminals. Mr Leung is a Chartered Member of the CILT and has a Master of Science in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick in the UK. More recently, Samson has led marine technology development for the Macau ferry, and contributed to marine civil engineering projects in HK. Today, Samson is the Star Ferry Operations Manager, overseeing all operations, engineering and business development. He is a Fellow member of the UK Royal Institute of Naval Architecture.