On June 19th, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (referred to as CSSC), leading its three subordinated engine makers, Hudong Heavy Machinery Co.,Ltd (referred to as HHM), CSSC-MES Diesel Co, Ltd (referred to CMD) and Zhenjiang CSSC Marine Equipment Co., Ltd (referred to CME), held a grand seminar at Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens. On the seminar, the three companies under CSSC group presented a brief introduction of the companies and their manufacture and after sale service capability of licensed MAN Diesel & Turbo low speed diesel engine as well as their R&D process and preparation for the forthcoming IMO Tier II and Tier III emission regulation. The president of Hellenic Chamber of Shipping Mr. George A. Gratsos gave an important address on the event, and the top leaders from Greece Ministry of foreign Affairs and Ministry of transportation participated in the event as well. About 200 delegates attended the seminar. On behalf of CSSC, Ms. Zhi Haiqin of Sealight Management S.A, has participated and organized the event.
As one of the largest shipbuilding group in China, CSSC has built vessels amount to 18.64 million DWT in year 2011, which made CSSC take the second place among the shipbuilding groups world widely. With great support from the Chinese government, CSSC has got good reputation for its reliability, strong capability and top-grade technical ability among our Greek shipping industry for a long period that more and more Greek ship owners prefer to choose it for shipbuilding as the first choice.
In year 1958, the first diesel engine of its own intellectual property was built in CSSC group. Hence in year 1981, CSSC started to introduce the License for diesel engine from MAN Diesel & Turbo (referred to MDT). By now, CSSC has delivered over 2000 diesel engines of MDT brand. During the period, MDT gives CSSC great assistance with its worldwide service net. In Greece, at least 140 ship owners have applied the diesel engines supplied by the three engine makers under CSSC group for ship propulsion. The vice president of CSSC group Mr. Wu Qiang pointed, “To supply reliable and good quality products to our clients is an insistent pursuing target of CSSC group. We expect to strengthen our friendship with overseas clients, especially Greek clients.” The event has got big assistance from MDT. As the first company in China to cooperate with MDT, CSSC and MDT have over 30 year partnership, which will be tightened even stronger as the time going. The Greece-China Friendship Association contributed to the event with kind efforts. The president of Greece-China Friendship Association also delivered an address at the reception dinner party. He expressed his good hope and wishes to CSSC group and its two stroke engine business.
The event is a follow up action after CSSC holding the shipbuilding joint promotion on June 5th. Both events aim to further strengthen the friendly cooperation with ship owners. CSSC held two promotion events within such a short term, noted that CSSC took good attention to the Greek shipping market and would like to have close communication with Greek maritime industry.