We have participated in the “Posidonia 2012”, international maritime exhibition, which was held at Athens, Greece, for 5 days from 4th (Mon.) to 8th (Fri.) June.
Posidonia 2012 is one of the world’s largest maritime events to meet and interact with shipbuilders, marine machinery & equipment manufacturers from all over the world, and takes place once in two years.
His Excellency Panagiotis Pikramenos, Prime Minister of Greece, presented himself at the official opening ceremony, which indicates the very keen interest of Greek peoplein this event. Greece is the maritime center of the world, and approximately 2,000 companies are participated in this event to seek business opportunities from all over the world.
We, Imabari shipbuilding Group, participated to the exhibition as Japan shipbuilding association formed with fourteen shipyards belonging to the Japan Ship Exporters Association. And shipbuilders and marine machinery and equipment manufacturers which belong to the Japan Ship Exporters Association, the Japan Shipbuilders’ Association and or the Japan Marine Equipment Association attended to Japan Pavilion.
With cutting the tape by His Excellency Hiroshi Toda, the ambassador of Japan to Greece, the Japan pavilion opened on 4th June with big applause.
We have mainly presented the accomplishment of our research and development on eco-ships by displaying the model ship of our latest environment friendly vessel, 61-type bulk carrier “I-STAR”.